Robert Paul Civiello

May 4, 1945 – April 11, 2014

Robert Paul Civiello, 68, Altoona, passed away Friday at home.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Patsy and Lucretia (DiVentura) Civiello. He married M. Eileen Laughlin on Dec. 26, 1969, at Sacred Heart Church, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Eileen; a son, Robert P. Jr. and wife, Rhonda; and a sister, Marie A. Civiello, all of Altoona.

He was a graduate of Altoona High School.

Robert retired from Norfolk Southern and formerly worked for Proctor Silex.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as an airman 1st class during the Vietnam War.

Robert enjoyed drag racing cars, classic cars and being a “counter critter” at King’s Restaurant.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Santella Funeral Home where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors.

In memory of Robert, contributions may be made to the Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave., P.O. Box 352, Altoona, PA 16603.