Donald Francis Stanley

May 11, 1938 - Jan. 7, 2019

Donald Francis Stanley, 80, Altoona, died Monday afternoon at his residence.

He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Thomas and Ophelia (Keever) Stanley. On May 29, 1965, he married Karen L. Hurm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Karen; three children: Teri Stanley-Potter (Randy), David (Melodie) Stanley and Michael (Belinda) Stanley, all of Altoona; five grandchildren: Sarah, Cassara, Abbigail, Lexy and Kaylee; a great-granddaughter, McKenzie; two sisters: Shirley Knee of Duncansville and Dorothy Cooper in Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas “Lefty” Stanley; and a sister, Jo Ann Brinzey.

Donald was a 1956 graduate of Gallitzin High School and also served an apprenticeship with Local 126. He retired as a lineman from Penelec in 1997 after 23 years of service.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, and a life member of the Bavarian Aid Society.

Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, and also gardening and winemaking.

Friends will be received from 10 to noon Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at noon on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen, 2201 Union Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 or to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, “Organ Fund”, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602 or to the charity of your choice.

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