Joseph Edward ‘Josie’ Kent

Nov. 6, 1945 - Aug. 18, 2018

Joseph Edward “Josie” Kent, 72, Gallitzin, died of cancer Saturday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Earle and Irene (Halasz) Kent. Surviving are two children: Melissa Long of Loretto and Shawn Kent of Altoona; five grandchildren; a brother, Ronald; and a sister, Linda Ryan. He was preceded in death by five brothers; and three sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. At Josie’s request, there will be no public services. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin.