Dale Eugene Updike

Dale Eugene “Nutty” Updike, 47, Danby, Vt., died in the early morning of July 3, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after an extended illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert J. and Francis A. (Pavlic) Updike.

Surviving are three siblings: Charlene Johnson of Duncansville and Joan Finnigan and Paul Updike, both of Altoona; two nieces, two nephews and two great-nieces, all of Altoona; and his companion, Dolloretta Cole, with whom he resided.

Dale had worked as a janitor at Walmart in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a former member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He enjoyed the outdoors, video games, computer programming and, when he was younger, chatting on the CB radio.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date in Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

Arrangements are by Casper Funeral Services, Boston, Mass.