Melvin T. Monahan

Melvin T. Monahan, 75, Altoona, formerly of Blandburg, died Friday at his residence.

He was born in Fallentimber, son of the late Melvin T. and Margaret E. (Sneath) Monahan. On Nov. 13, 1963, in Winchester, Va., he married Patricia A. Sible, who died on Oct. 16, 1993.

Surviving are two sons: Richard A. (Marilyn) and their children: William, Zoe and Lili, all of Charleston, W.V., and Thomas P. (Jennifer) of Blandburg; seven siblings: Hazel Conrad of Warren, Mich., Arlene Leitao of Cypress, Calif., Grace Gould of Peck, Mich., Betty Ulrich of Roseville, Mich., Gloria Rainey of Westover, Helen Wilkinson and Robert, both of Coalport. Also surviving are his companion, Roselyn Stiffler; her son, James (Christina) Stiffler and their children: Kevin Meyers and James Stiffler III.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Nancy Hickey and Dorothy.

He was a 1956 graduate of Beccaria-Coalport-Irvona High School.

Mr. Monahan was enlisted in the United States Army and had been a foreman at the Barnes & Tucker Mines No. 25, Nicktown.

He was a member of the former Brethren in Christ Church, Blandburg, the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, and was a life member of the Reade Volunteer Fire Company, where he had served as treasurer for 20 years.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday at the McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow, the Rev. Richard Lehman officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and/or the Reade Volunteer Fire Company.