Richard E. ‘Dick’ Stout

Richard E. “Dick” Stout, 75, Altoona, died Tuesday at his residence after a brief Illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fred and Frances (Wendt) Stout. He married Joan Frates on Dec. 13, 1954, in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife; two sons: Daryl K. of Altoona and girlfriend, Amy Rapczak, and Brady R. of Altoona; five grandchildren: Mark, Adam, Brianne, Bailey and Addyson; a brother, Ronald H. (Carol) of Altoona; two sisters: Shirley L. Havlin (Thomas) of Altoona and Nancy Homan of Altoona; a brother-in-law, John Frates (Sue) in Florida; and a sister-in-law, Carol Ann Gallucio in New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by three sons: Richard D., James B. and Robert D.; and a grandson, Brandon J. Stout.

Dick was a 1955 graduate of Altoona High School and attended Penn State University. He retired from the Altoona Area School District as a vo-tech teacher, and previously he had been a contractor. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Juniata.

Dick coached baseball and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed traveling and bowling, was an avid animal lover and loved spending time with his family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, by Pastor Elizabeth Hess. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.