Francis and Patricia McCloskey

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Mr. and Mrs. Francis “Bear” McCloskey of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6.

They were married

June 6, 1970, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona. Mrs. McCloskey is the former Patricia Flanagan.

The couple have four children: Jeanette (Donald) Betar of Hollidaysburg, James (Maggie) McCloskey of Altoona, Matthew McCloskey of Altoona and Kevin (Erin) McCloskey of Hollidaysburg.

They have nine grandchildren: Tyler Hartman, Madelyn Betar, Connor McCloskey, Karon McCloskey, Abigail Betar, Samantha Betar, Carson McCloskey, Claire McCloskey and Meredith McCloskey.

Mr. McCloskey retired from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 354. He is an avid bird watcher.

Mrs. McCloskey retired from Verizon. She is a Penn State Master Gardener emeritus and member of the Blair Garden Club.

The couple enjoy spending time with their immediate and extended family.

Both are members of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona.


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