Daniel E. Heiss, 72, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at home.
He was born in Altoona, son of Walter F. and Minnie M. (Keister) Heiss. He married Julie Lear on Oct. 28, 1967.
Surviving are his wife of almost 47 years; a son, Shawn of Altoona; and a brother, James in California.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Walter and Dennis; and a daughter-in-law, Valerie.
Daniel was a graduate of Altoona High School and served in the U.S. Air Force as an airman second class. He retired from Norfolk Southern as a machinist and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Altoona.
Daniel also belonged to the Swiss Rifle Club, Cesare Battisti Club and American Legion Post 945 and was a lifetime member of the Bavarian Aid Society. He enjoyed traveling, bowling and fishing.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Santella Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, by Monsignor Timothy Stein. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.