Alvin B. "Red" Lightner Sr., 75, Altoona, died Friday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview after an extended illness. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Sheldon and Dorothy (Cruse) Lightner.
Surviving are a son, Alvin Bernard "Skip" Lightner Jr. of Duncansville; a daughter, Cindy Grissom of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren: Jeanne, Joshua and Matthew Lightner and Andrew Grissom; a special friend, Peggy Loibl of Altoona; two brothers: Harry of Tucson, Ariz., and Marion "Bulldog" of Duncansville; two sisters: Laverne Sollenberger and Nancy Lightner, both of Altoona; and his former spouse, Janet Troutman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Eugene, in 2004; and four brothers: George, Ronnie, Thomas and Dick.
Red was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
He worked as a truck driver for Penn Furniture Co. for many years and retired from Altoona Area School District as a custodian with 12 years of service. He enjoyed bingo, hunting, bowling, car racing and playing bocce. He was a member of Bavarian Aid Society, Swiss Rifle Club, Buccinese Society, Catholic War Veterans and Cesare Battisti Club.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Monday, March 25, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the Stevens Memorial Chapel, Pastor Robert Davis officiating. Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.