James A. VanOrmer Sr.

Jan. 22, 1926 – May 31, 2018


James A. VanOrmer Sr., 92, Altoona, passed away Thursday at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Glenn and Ruth (McClain) VanOrmer. In September 1945, he married Velda J. Boston in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2012.

Surviving are four daughters: Mary Bennett, Darlene Manspeaker, Sandy Snowberger and Peggy Bailor; three sons: Ralph, Robert and Joe VanOrmer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeannie Loomis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, James A. VanOrmer Jr.

James retired as a property caretaker for the Altoona Water Authority, and he was a member of the Bavarian Aide Society and Cesare Battisti Club.

He enjoyed hunting, reading westerns and auto racing.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Pastor Alex Hildebrand officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.