Francis Anthony Fatigante

Francis Anthony Fatigante, 81, Houston, Texas, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully Thursday surrounded by his loving family.

He was the son of Vito Antonio and Elvira Fedeli Fatigante.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Jane (Burns); four children: Dana Fatigante of West Hollywood, Calif., Sharon Lura and husband, Michael, of Katy, Texas, Frank J. Fatigante and wife, Sandra, of Austin, Texas, and Gwyne Allen and husband, Ed, of La Vernia, Texas; 10 grandchildren: Joshua Siegel, Dustin Stromsness and wife, Chelsey, Brooke Fatigante, Allison Savage and husband, Cale, John Lura, Chelsea Lura, Ryan Mattox, Eryn Mattox, Eddie Allen and Autumn Allen; and six great-grandchildren: Madison, Alexis, Payson, Jacqueline, Lucas and Max.

He is also survived by a brother, Mark Giannini and wife, Kathy, and their son, Nick, of Tampa, Fla.; and his aunts: Helen Cardone and Susan Bauer and their families of Altoona.

Francis grew up in Altoona, graduating from Altoona Catholic High School in 1950. At age 18, he began his career at the Altoona shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad and married Jane Burns, also of Altoona. Three years later, he moved his family to southern California, where he became an electronics engineer in the newly developing computer industry, a career that would take him and his family around the world, residing in exotic locales such as Singapore and the South of England, eventually settling in Houston, Texas, in 1976. His interest in finance then led him to become a respected financial advisor with American Express/Ameriprise for more than 20 years. In 2005, he retired to resume his passion for traveling with his wife.

He requested no service.