William L. Oswalt

William L. Oswalt, 85, Altoona, died Wednesday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

He was born in Blue Knob, son of the late Clarence J. and Hazel A. (Walters) Oswalt. He married Lorraine B. Stehley on April 11, 1968, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2002.

Surviving are five children: Kathy Stewart of Waynesburg, Ohio, Donald Smith of Altoona, Gary Smith of Ashville, Dennis Smith of Allentown and Twila Myers of Altoona; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

William was a 1946 graduate of Altoona High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps for the remainder of WWII. He worked as an installer for Greenwood Pools & Spas. He was a charter member of Grace Family Bible Church, Duncansville.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m., the Rev. James A. Zaebst officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.


William L. Oswalt

William L. Oswalt, 73, Altoona, died Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Osceola Mills, son of the late Gerald C. Sr. and Ione M. (Burge) Oswalt.

Surviving are three brothers: Gerald C. Jr., Jack R. and Robert M. and wife, Donna; and two sisters-in-law: Marion and Carol.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Althea M. Chilcote and husband, Jack; two brothers: Huber C. and Gary L.; and two sisters-in-law: Ann and Mary.

William was a 1957 graduate of Altoona High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, attaining the rank of corporal.

At William’s request, there will be no viewing or funeral service.

Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.