Jeffrey L. Piper

Nov. 30, 1953 – Jan. 29, 2021

Jeffrey L. Piper, 67, of Altoona, passed away Friday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, the son of Doris L. (Lukehart) Piper and Donald F. Piper.

He was a 1971 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

Jeff retired after serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, music and loved watching football, baseball and NASCAR.

Jeff was employed by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home. He is survived by three children: Todd Piper and wife, Elisa, of Citrus Heights, Calif., Christopher Piper and wife, Kristina, of San Diego, Calif., and Brianna Piper Dahlstrom, of Spokane, Wash.; eight grandchildren; two brothers: Rick Piper and wife, Irene, of Port Gamble, Wash., and Gary Piper of East Freedom; a sister, Cheryl Smith and husband, Kevin, of Bothell, Wash.; his stepmother, Jean Piper of Duncansville; aunts: Donna Shultz and husband, Roy, of Hollidaysburg and Gloria Lukehart of Penacock, N.H.; nieces, nephews, cousins and special neighbor, “Super Dave” Wilt.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his brother, Ronnie; his fiance, Barbara Falls; and several aunts and uncles.

Jeff was a kind-hearted person who loved his family very much. Those who knew Jeff knew he loved to laugh and enjoyed sharing stories.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In remembrance of Jeff, donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY, 10163; Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516; or Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

Arrangements are being handled by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA.

Condolences may be made at www.stevens

familyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.