Eugene E. ‘Gene’ Stoltz Sr.

June 19, 1935 – Oct. 13, 2019

Eugene E. “Gene” Stoltz Sr., 84, Altoona, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born in Patton, son of the late Maurice and Mary (Huber) Stoltz. He was twice married, first to Anna Storm, who preceded him in death, and then on Feb. 24, 1968, to Barbara Goss at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Surviving are his wife; 12 children: Gene E. (Sue) Stoltz Jr. of Watkinsville, Ga., Anita (Charles) Hirschy of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Andrew (Mary) Stoltz of Lancaster, Donald (Diane) Stoltz of Lititz, Diane (Craig) Irwin of Tyrone, Joanne (Larry) Myers of Rittman, Ohio, Scott (Chris) Stoltz of Harrisburg, Robert (Allison) Stoltz of Chesterfield, Va., Jeanne Danison of Altoona, Melissa (J.R.) Greene of Lewisbury, Julie (Greg) Ramsey of Elizabethtown and Molly (Tony) DelCollo of Etters; 31 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Margaret Hambly of Slippery Rock and Ruth Miller of Streetsboro, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna L. Storm; a grandson, Isaac Myers; three brothers: Patrick, Joseph and Al Stoltz; and three sisters: Rosalia Gill, Marie Dillon and Regina Litzinger.

Gene was a 1953 graduate of Patton Chest High School. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona. He retired in 2003 as a maintenance supervisor for Amtran, Altoona.

Gene was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society. He was generous with his time and talent and was “Mr. Fixit” for family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling and attending special events of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the visitation.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona, with Father Brian Saylor, celebrant.

Committal rites will be held at St. Augustine Cemetery, St. Augustine, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Garvey Manor Nursing Home, 128 Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 or for Masses.