Joseph D. Milliron

Joseph D. Milliron, 83, Altoona, died Monday at his home. He was born in Juniata, son of the late Hiram and Annie (McSherry) Milliron. He married DeLellis “Bebe” McCall on Aug. 16, 1958, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Bebe; two sons: Michael (Renee’) and Gregory, both of Altoona; two daughters: Monica (Chris) Burgess of Byfield, Mass., and Charlotte (Mark) Dillen of Bellwood.

He also is survived by five grandchildren: Jennifer (fiance, Brandon Traficante) and Steven, Ania, Kyana and Sasha Burgess: two stepgrandchildren: Amanda and Kim Dillen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: James and John; and three sisters: Rose Marie Simanski, Mary Dora and an infant.

Joe served in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired as a police officer from the City of Altoona. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Bernard A. Good VFW Post 8685, Fort Apache, Bavarian Aid Society, Frohsinn Singing Society and St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood.

He loved his family and enjoyed friends, camping, woodworking, dancing and Irish music.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2010 12th Ave., Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2010 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601, or St. Bernardine Monastery, 788 Monastery Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.