Robert R. Sheckler

Robert R. Sheckler, 88, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Tuesday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview.

He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Thomas and Bessie (Port) Sheckler. He married Shirley L. Meredith on Jan. 23, 1947, in New York City.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Shirlee Watters and husband, Denny, of Tyrone; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Pam Ringholm and husband, Doug, of Allentown; and a sister, Betty Yingling of Tyrone.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert; a brother, Thomas; and a sister, Dolly Perrine.

Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, serving as a watertender first class. He retired in 1987 from Chicago Rivet, Tyrone, as a machinist after 40 years of service. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Tyrone Elks.

Bob was a family man and enjoyed his grandchildren and gardening.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, Pastor Jason Guillaume officiating. The Tyrone Honor Guard will provide veteran’s honors for the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Ave., Tyrone, PA 16686, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.