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Robert B. ‘Bob’ Reed

December 28, 2007
The Altoona Mirror
Feb. 9, 1915 - Dec. 26, 2007

Robert B. “Bob” Reed, 92, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday at Valley View Home.

He was born the son of the late Vance and Mary (Kelly) Reed. He married Alice L. Baker April 27, 1934, in Maryland. She died Jan. 6, 1991.

Surviving are three daughters: Phyllis Crist and husband, Robert, of Claysburg, Carol Burgoon and husband, George, of Lancaster and Sharon Hoy and husband, Phillip, of Portland, Conn.; five grandchildren: Kimberly Hoover, Lori Pfaunmiller, Cheryl Gaynor, Glenn Burgoon and Brian Burgoon; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilbur of Altoona; and special friend and companion, Verna Folk. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Greiner.

Bob was a member of Altoona Bible Church.

He retired as a blacksmith from the Penn Central Railroad after 34 years of service.

Bob enjoyed gardening and antique cars and shows.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Stewart W. McClelland. Interment will be held at Alto Reste Park.

In remembrance of Bob, those who wish may make contributions to the Altoona Bible Church, 3017 Union Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.

Friends may e-mail condolences at

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