George C. ‘Curtis’ Over

George C. “Curtis” Over, 91, Altoona, died Wednesday morning at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.

He was born in Waterside, son of the late Levi S. and Mary Olive (Dibert) Over. He married Mary Carol Hall on Feb. 14, 1947, at First Baptist Church, Altoona, and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2005.

Surviving are three children: Gregg C. and wife, Lynette, of Cuttingsville, Vt., and Terrence H. and wife, Marjorie, and Patrice M. Wylie and husband, Richard, all of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy; and a brother, J. Dale.

Curtis was a 1941 graduate of Roaring Spring High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and attained the rank of technician fifth grade. He was a member of Company B 50th Armored Infantry Battalion and affiliated with General George S. Patton’s Third Army just before the Battle of the Bulge. He assisted with the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.

He retired as a master electrician from Conrail in 1981 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, Altoona, Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Association and Unter Uns.

Curtis was an avid bowler and was one of the top horseshoe pitchers in Pennsylvania, having competed in numerous state and world championships. He was also an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service, Saturday March 2, 2013, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, Pastor Richard L. Ginter officiating. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.