Robert P. Swanger

Aug. 31, 1934 - April 4, 2019

Robert P. Swanger, also known as “Cuz,” 84, Altoona, passed away late Thursday evening at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late S. Paul and Sarah G. (Wesley) Swanger.

Surviving are eight cousins: Patricia Auker, Rick Auker and wife, Carol, and Jeffrey Auker and wife, Kimberly, all of Altoona, Sandy Alexander and Michael Holland and wife, Stephanie, all of Sarasota, Fla., Denny Holland and wife, Patricia, of Dallas Texas, Kenny McDermitt and wife, Joy, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Debbie Letteri and husband, Michael, of Greenville, N.C.; as well as numerous other cousins.

Robert was a 1953 graduate of Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an assistant manager for Wm. Hahn & Company in Washington, D.C. He was a Metropolitan Opera Guild Member in New York City. He enjoyed music, especially opera.

At the request of the deceased, a private family service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.