David R. Plummer

David R. Plummer, 68, Altoona, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Altoona Regional.

He was the son of William and Pauline (Lennard) Plummer, and he married M. Joan Stetter in 1993.

Surviving are his wife; three children: Bill of Altoona, Jody Culp and husband, Scott, of Altoona and their children, Andrew and Adrienne, and Cathy Pathi and husband, Eric, of Baltimore, Md., and their children, Myer and Liza; and four stepchildren: Mary Mitchell and her son, Michael, Ann Cresswell and her children, Aubrie and Morgan, Regina Polito and her child, D.J., and Denise Mitchell and her son, Peter; three sisters: Shirley Rader, Yvonne Ryan and Susan Sprangle; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Dick, Ron and Bill.

After graduating from Altoona High School in 1962, David managed Herb’s Kentucky Fried Chicken for many years, providing many good amusing memories which he often shared. His great joy, though, came from his service at Penn State Altoona as a maintenance man in the dormitories. He loved Penn State, and he loved the many students he served. He retired in 2004.

He enjoyed camping and hiking but especially enjoyed biking the Lower Trail of Rails to Trails, where he had made many friends over the years.

David’s sickness and suffering spanned 14 years, but he survived through his sensational love for his family, exceptional ability to find serenity and passionate dedication to his love for life.

“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”

The family will be honor David’s wishes and will celebrate his life privately; there will be no public service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 592, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0592.

Arrangements are by Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., Johnstown. Condolences may be made at

David R. Plummer

David R. Plummer, 68, Altoona, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Arrangements are by Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., Johnstown. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.