Charles R. Nearhoof

Charles R. Nearhoof, 96, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Owen Nearhoof and Mary Shope. He married Doris Bice, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are a son, Robert O. Nearhoof (Donna Carter) of Duncansville; a daughter, Susan E. Gale of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren: Jeremy and Jordan Nearhoof, Summer King and Lacey Norton; four great-grandchildren: Thomas King, Miles and Levi Nearhoof and Maxwell Norton; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Good Conduct medals.

Charles retired as a quality control supervisor at Stroehmann’s Bakery.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to UPMC Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16602.