Richard M. "Rick" Brandt, 61, Green Avenue Tower, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cyril E. and Frances (Livingston) Brandt.
Surviving are a son, Joshua Ryan in California; five siblings: Patty (Alvin) Gentsch of Altoona, Diane of Altoona, Mary (Duane) Billotte of Johnstown, Vicki (Ken) Snively of Altoona and William (Maryann) of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey A.
Rick attended Altoona Area High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was formerly employed by Blair Sign Co.
There will be no public viewing. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, followed by interment at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Askew-Houser Funeral Homes.