Daniel J. "Danny" Longo Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away Friday at home, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona to Giovanni "John" and Annunziata (Testa) Longo. He married Terry L. Camberg on Feb. 22, 1971, recently celebrating 42 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Terry; and his adult children: Daniel Longo Jr. (Betty Maher) of Lakemont, Christopher Longo (Wendy Johnson) of Altoona and Susan McDonald (Bill); grandchildren: Jennifer Kitner (Nick), Mark Longo, John Mosher-Johnson, Alexandria "Lexie" Longo, and Corinna Gilkey; his great-granddaughter, Madison Longo of Altoona; and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Betty Jane Dionis of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: infant brother Anthony, Carl, killed in action during WW II, Tony, his inseparable sidekick in their retirement years, and Louis; and four sisters: Angeline Colabove, Rose Peroni, Anna Bracciale and Mary Grace Longo.
Danny retired from the railroad in 1986 after 42 years, most of his service time as a tractor-trailer driver at the Juniata Storehouse.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
For many years as a young father he was involved in faithfully transporting children from Blair and surrounding counties to and from the Western Pennsylvania Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Pittsburgh, on a weekly basis. In his younger adult life, he taught lifesaving and swimming, and coached and umpired Little League baseball. He coached junior bowling at Holiday Bowl where he enjoyed many years of league bowling, and in later years enjoyed senior afternoon bowling with his friends at Pleasant Valley Recreation Center.
He was a lifetime member of the Bavarian Hall. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, model trains and carpentry.
Family and friends will be received from 9 until the 11 a.m. service Monday, March 4, 2013, at Santella Funeral Home, 1106 Eighth Ave., Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In memory of Danny, donations may be made to Village-In-Place Hospice, 429 S. Market St., Martinsburg, PA 16662; or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 806 11th St., Altoona, PA 16602.