Edgar H. Grassmyer

April 11, 1926 - April 20, 2017

Edgar H. Grassmyer, 91, Altoona, passed away Thursday morning at his residence.

He was born in Juniata, son of the late Francis N. and Lottie V. (Holland) Grassmyer. On June 28, 1948, he married Betty L. Walters in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years; five children: Francis H. (Barb) Grass­myer of Geeseytown, Barbara J. (Ross) Smith of Altoona, Janice M. (David Sr.) Halton of Bellwood, Larry D. Grassmyer of Altoona, and Margie L. (Barry Sr.) Snyder of Altoona; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.

Edgar was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He retired as a trackman for Conrail. He was a member of Riggles Gap Bible Church, and he enjoyed boating and working on cars and lawnmowers.

A private service will be held for the family. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.