Ralph S. "Sam" Housley Jr., 83, Altoona, died Wednesday evening after an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Ralph and Regina (Moore) Housley.
Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Sara (Allison); two children: Janine Hawk and husband, Dan, of Centre Hall and Robert and wife, Robin, of Dysart; four grandchildren: Aaron and Jennifer Hawk and David and Bryan Housley; and a sister, Kathleen Mutzabaugh of Oak Grove, Minn.
Ralph graduated from Altoona High School in 1949 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was later employed by the Juniata Silk Mill and retired after 43 years of service. He also retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve with 20 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Ralph was a member of Wehnwood United Methodist Church. In his past, he had enjoyed bowling, boating, hunting, snowmobiling, baseball and most sports.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Friends will also be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Wehnwood United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona, PA 16601.