Harry Leo ‘Hab’ Aikens

Aug. 12, 1940 – April 20, 2021

Harry Leo “Hab” Aikens, 80, of Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, April 20, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Crea S. and Edna F. (Stoltz) Aikens.

He married Ann Elizabeth Frank on Sept. 19, 1964, in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife; a son, William A. Aikens and wife, Marcy, of Altoona; two granddaughters: Jennifer and Natalie Aikens, both of Altoona; four great-grandchildren: Gabrielle, Benjamin, Ava Lillian and Emilee; two sisters: Delores Lafferty and Dorothy Clapper, both of Altoona; numerous extended family members; and his miniature Schnauzer, Scooter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Crea John and Joseph Dale; a sister, Helen Aikens; and his miniature Schnauzer, Checkers.

Mr. Aikens was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School and a graduate of Penn State University. He served his country for 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Harry retired from Penelec in 2004, after 40 years of service as a mechanic. Hab and his wife, Ann, were the owners of Wyngate Farm from 1976-2004 and started the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club in the 1980s.

He was a 50-year member of the Logan Lodge 490, F&AM; the Jaffa Shrine, where he was a driver and member of the String Band; a life member of the Bavarian Aid Society; Buick National Club; Blair County Antique Auto Club; and the Reatta Club. After retirement, Harry volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Hab enjoyed restoring classic cars and was an avid gardener.

A private service with full military honors will be held. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 1523 Adams Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.