Dec. 24, 1943 Aug. 27, 2013
Robert W. Lee Sr., 69, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ralph F. and Genevieve (Greenwood) Lee. He married Stella E. "Betty" Mulhern on Sept. 4, 1965, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Gallitzin, and she died Nov. 29, 1996.
Surviving are six children: Mary Beth Farrior and husband, John, of Johnstown, Robert W. Jr. and wife, Tammy, Kevin F. and wife, Shannon Lee, and Kathleen Holmburg and husband, Anthony, all of Altoona, Tammy L. Sigrist and husband, John, of Ashville and Todd P. and wife, Melissa, of Altoona; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Nancy Houston in New Jersey and Linda Lee and Dave Lee, both of Cresson.
Robert was a 1962 graduate of Cresson Joint High School. He retired in October 2011 as a delivery driver for Nutrition Inc. at Blair Senior Services, Altoona, with 20 years of service. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, a life member of the Newburg Fire Company and a member of the Cesare Battisti Club.
Robert enjoyed car shows and polkas.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Jones Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be celebrated during the visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Committal rites will be held at St. Patrick Cemetery, Gallitzin.