Alfred R. Farrell

Alfred R. Farrell, 84, Altoona, died Friday at Altoona Regional.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Muri) Farrell. He married Helen Rife on April 3, 1948.

Surviving are his wife; 11 children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

Al retired as owner of the former Farrell’s Radio and TV. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 551 for two four-year terms. During his tenure, the council made extensive renovations to its building.

Al was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing gin with his friends at Park Hills Country Club.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Monsignor Stanley Carson.

Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania or Home Nursing Agency.