Louis J. Fanelli

Louis J. Fanelli, 84, The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of 554 55th St. Altoona, died Friday at The Winds.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony J. Sr. and Monica G. (Wilson) Fanelli. He was twice married; first to Anna E. Howell who preceded him in death in May of 1985, then to Marian F. Meintel.

Louis is survived by his wife; three sons: Louis J. Fanelli Jr. of Altoona, Stephen A. Fanelli and wife, Janet, of San Marcos, Calif., and Thomas A. Fanelli and wife, Lois, of Medford, Ore.; a daughter, Patricia A. Geesey and husband, Geoff, of Duncansville; a stepson, Thomas Moore and wife, Sheila, of State College; four grandchildren: Alyssa Cavalier and husband, James, Kristina Geesey, Tyler Fanelli and Zachary Fanelli; two stepgrandchildren: Matthew and Mark Moore; a brother, Anthony J. Fanelli Jr. of Altoona; and a cousin, Barbara Ebner Good, who was raised in the family home.

Louis was preceded in death by a brother, John “Jack” Fanelli.

Mr. Fanelli retired as a Corporal from the Altoona Police Department with 27 years of service. Prior to his work with Altoona Police, he worked for 11 years for the City of Altoona Fire Department.

Louis was a 1946 graduate of Altoona High School and received an associate degree from Mount Aloysius in criminology.

He was U.S. Army veteran, an avid woodworker, excellent cook, enjoyed traveling and was a member of F.O.P. Mountain Lodge # 8, Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council 4245 Hollidaysburg, the Navy League, and was a former Eagle Scout and scoutmaster.

Mr. Fanelli was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary, 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by Fr. Brian Saylor. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

Louis will be greatly missed by his loving family.