James David ‘Jim’ Klinger

James David “Jim” Klinger, 83, Altoona, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in McClure, son of the late James Daniel and Eva Dora (Samson) Klinger. He married Petra Minerva De’Pena, who preceded him in death in 2007.

He is survived by a daughter, Yesenia Klingler, of Woodhaven, N.Y.; a grandson, Jordan; and a sister, Ada J. Page of Altoona.

Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Thomas Russell.

Mr. Klinger was a member of Fourth Street Church of God, Altoona.

He had formerly been employed as a bell-hop at various resorts and casinos in the Poconos.

He enjoyed hunting, cooking and dancing.

Jim was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society.

A private viewing and funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Jon Neely officiating.

Interment will be made at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona.

Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.