Alfred James ‘Al’ Stanslaw Jr.

Sept. 2, 1958 - Nov. 6, 2019

Alfred James “Al” Stanslaw Jr., 61, East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Alfred James Sr. and Regina Mary (Thompson) Stanslaw. On Oct. 7, 1999, he married his wife, Cathy.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters: Jessica Byler (Aaron) and Cassie Stanslaw (Kiel Barkman); a stepdaughter, Elysha Dufek (Thomas); nine grandchildren; a sister, Kay Ann Burket (Paul); a brother, Eldon “Buddy” Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Patterson Simpson; a brother, Gary Patterson; and a stepson, James Shawley.

Al was a 1977 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School. He was employed at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 38 years.

He became an AFSCME Union member on March 1, 1985. He was elected and served as president for Local 2127 from 1999 until 2004. He was then promoted and transferred to Local 2246, where he served as their vice-president and president from 2005-19. Al also was elected and served as the vice-president to Council 13 from October 2007 until October 2019. Al was the acting president of the Local AFSCME Union 83, Duncansville.

Al enjoyed riding in his side by side, spoiling his grandchildren and going to flea markets.

Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.