Melvin Francis ‘Mel’ Stout

Melvin Francis “Mel” Stout, 80, Baton Rouge, La., died July 16, 2013.

He was born in Altoona, son of Harold Hamilton “Babe” and Agnes Margretta (Becker) Stout.

Surviving are his wife, Christina; three children: Debra Bente and husband, Les, Mike and wife, Debbie, and Melody Lewis; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tom of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Catherine Knotts.

Mel attended Garfield Elementary School and D.S. Keith Junior High School and graduated from Altoona High School in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 and proudly served his country during the Korean War.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.