Dennis B. Berkey


Dennis B. Berkey, 75, formerly of Duncansville, died Thursday at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Quentin E. and Grace M. (Weaver) Berkey.

He is survived by two daughters: Danielle Glotfelty (Troy) of Berlin and Dana Brinkel (Ed) of Altoona; a grandson, Preston Glotfelty; a sister, Shirley Diehl of Puzzletown; and his former spouse, Deborah Blackburn-Burton of Winter Haven, Fla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald, and an infant brother, Gary.

Dennis was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era. He retired as a drill operator for Cooney Brothers Coal Co.

Dennis built and flew model airplanes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting guns and targets. He loved the outdoors, his camp and especially his daughters.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, immediately followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Duncansville. Interment with military honors, accorded by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, will take place at Newry Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central PA Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.