July 12, 1958 - July 13, 2012
Joseph W. Hallman II, 54, of Roaring Spring, died Friday at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph W. Sr. and Louise (Hudson) Hallman. He married Karen A. Miller on April 16, 1981, in Martinsburg.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Joseph W. Hallman III, and wife, Samantha; and a granddaughter, Hannah, all of Roaring Spring; his mother-in-law, Mary Miller; brothers and sisters: Perry Miller and wife, Bonnie, Lori McIntyre and Betsy and Rodney O'Neal; nieces and nephews: Heather, Michael and Tyler Hiott, Ned, Marlana, Greyson, Bayla and Gavyn Miller, Katina, Mike, Abigail and Andrew Rupeka, Wade, Kelly, Maddison and Brody Mellott, Travis, Amy, Emily, Hunter and Rachel Horton, Josh, Stacy and Josiah Horton and Kara, Andy, Kelssey and Laetten Park; his beloved dog, Lil Ann; special friends: Dave and Alta Wineland; countless other friends; two sisters: Judy Carey and Linda Hallman; and two additional nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Joseph McIntyre.
Joseph was a 1976 graduate of Altoona High School and the Altoona Area Vo-Tech School.
He was employed by Penelec, where he started in 1978 as a lineman and most currently served as a layout technician.
He was a member of the UWUA Local 180, Altoona, where he had served on the bargaining committee for many years. He also was a member of Penn Central Beneficiary for many years, where he served as a past director; and the Martinsburg Sportsmen's Club.
He enjoyed woodworking, vehicle restoration, plowing and doing yard work with his John Deere tractor; walking his dog, Annie; spending time with his granddaughter, Hannah, who was the light of his life; always working alongside his son; family picnics; going to his home place in Sinking Valley; and hunting.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Pastor Dean Thomas. Interment will be made in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Saxton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe's memory may be given to Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801.