Charles Michael Boose

Charles Michael “Mike” Boose, 69, Altoona, passed away Sunday after a three-year battle with lung and brain cancer.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Arlene (Dugan) Boose. He married Shirley Dumbeck on Feb. 2, 1966.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years; three sons: Steve (Melissa), Terry and Dennis (Melanie), all of Altoona; six grandchildren: Raymond, Evan, Lindsey, Natalie, Nicholas and Samantha; a sister, Connie (Joe) Smychynsky of Duncansville; and a brother, John (Anna) of Frankstown.

Mike was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1966-68. He was employed by Conrail on the rail gang for many years and after that time retired as a custodian from Hollidaysburg Catholic School. He was a member of the Concordia Club.

There will be no public viewing, and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery.

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