John Anthony Giblock

John Anthony Giblock, 79, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born in Glen White, son of the late Paul and Nellie (Gadowska) Giblock. He married Mary Ann Habacvich.

Surviving are his wife; two sons: Jon (Barbara) of Moon Township and Paul of Altoona; two daughters: Sharon (Jonathan) Dunford of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Susan of Altoona; a grandson, Mathew Fornari; and three step-grandchildren: Sara, Nick and Mara Jarrett of Moon Township.

He was preceded in death by nine sisters: Julia Martino, Rose Giblock, Nellie Roebuck, Ann Schlecht, Mary Brown, Sophie Giblock, Catherine Sprouse, Frances Billy and Helen Vinglass.

John was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Veeder-Root after 40 years of service. He enjoyed going to horse races.

At the request of the deceased there will be no public viewing or service. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.