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Charles Anthony Shade

Aug. 15, 1953 – Nov. 9, 2019

Charles Anthony Shade, 66, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019, at his residence, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Oscar Landis and Iona Gertrude (Lingenfelter) Croft.

Surviving are a daughter, Erica L. Middleton of Altoona; three siblings: Roger Croft of Altoona; Lisa Musselman of Clearville; and Bryon Farber of Altoona; and three grandchildren: Arden, Gavin and Gage.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Debra L. Croft Lear, on July 15, 2019.

Charles was a 1972 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sgt., having served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Charles was a Christian.

He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and photography.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Richard H. Maher officiating.

Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery, Duncansville. Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force and Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.