Robert P. ‘Bobby’ Tomlinson

Robert P. “Bobby” Tomlinson, 71, Altoona, formerly of East Freedom, died Thursday in Altoona.

He was born in Freedom Township, son of the late Robert T. and Nellie R. (Dodson) Tomlinson.

Surviving are a sister, Jeanne C. Farabaugh of Marlton, N.J.; a brother, John F. and wife, Theresa, of Altoona; and a niece and four nephews: Lori and her twin, Corey, Derek, Doug and Mike.

Bobby was associated with Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc. and North Star Support Services. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry, and he was an avid bingo player and enjoyed crocheting.

At Bobby’s request, there will be no viewing. A public funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry, by Monsignor Anthony B. Little. Committal will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Newry.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s School or Church Endowment Fund.

Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.