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Charles P. Mirarchi

April 1, 1934 - May 3, 2021

Charles P. Mirarchi, 87, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Isca Jonio, Calabria, Italy, son of the late Frank and Catherine (Portaro) Mirarchi. Charles married Patricia L. Musselman on Nov. 17, 1956. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2000.

He is survived by two children, LuAnn Witherow (Dennis) of Altoona and Joseph O. Martino (Patty) in Florida; three grandchildren: Joey, Lee and Max; a sister, Josephine Zaffino of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews; as well as a special friend and companion, Rose Gripp.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Mirarchi; and two sisters, Adeline Varano and Gina LaCroce.

Charles was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Shamokin and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

He retired as a tool and die maker for Veeder-Root.

Charles was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of the Cesare Battisti Club and Catholic War Veterans.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA 16601. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father James Dugan, Celebrant. Committal will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.

The family asks that contributions be made in Charles’ memory to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2716 Broad Ave., Altoona, Pa. 1660.

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