Matthew R. Nardella

Matthew R. Nardella, 87, Altoona, died Monday.

He was born in Altoona, son of Nunzio and Michelina Nardella. He married Helen Weese-Holmes, and she died May 30, 1996.

Surviving are two sisters: Mary Albarano and Theres Damon; a brother, Tony; and his beloved friend of 17 years, Freda, and her family.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Michael and Raymond.

Matthew was a 1946 graduate of Altoona High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1949-52. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He also belonged to the American Legion, Newburg Fire Company, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Bavarian Aid Society.

Friends will be received from 5 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.