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Daniel T. ‘Ted’ Gottshall

March 29, 1942 - Sept. 14, 2020

Daniel T. “Ted” Gottshall, 78, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona.

Ted was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel W. and Mary E. (Anderson) Gottshall. On April 21, 1973, he married Renee Lyle, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters: Gale Bagwell (Bryan) of Simpsonville, S.C., and Carol Davis (Mike) of Fountain Inn, S.C.; two grandchildren, Brady and Brooke Gottshall; daughter-in-law, Amy Gottshall Blair; and several nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Michael Lyle Gottshall.

He was a graduate of Scotland School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for over 20 years.

Ted retired from Norfolk Southern as a welder.

He was a member of First Grace Brethren Church and The Bavarian Aid Society.

Ted enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bowling. He loved animals, especially his dog, Jake.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at First Grace Brethren Church, Altoona, with Pastor John Townsend officiating. Interment will be at Alto Reste Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Grace Brethren Church, 2934 Maple Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 in Ted’s memory.

Condolences may be made to www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.