Marvin L. Rickabaugh Jr.

Dec. 4, 1959 – Aug. 5, 2022

Marvin L. Rickabaugh Jr., 62, of Altoona, passed away Aug. 5, 2022, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Marvin L. Sr. and Betty (Yoder) Rickabaugh.

Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn M. Johnson of Altoona and Betty Rickabaugh of Columbus, Ohio; a niece, Melissa A. (Sanders) Cox of Altoona; two nephews, Justin M. Sanders of Altoona and Dakota C. Rickabaugh of Columbus, Ohio; as well as a great-niece/nephew, Nevaeh/Kit (He/Him).

Marvin enjoyed building model cars and airplanes, painting, and anything that involved working with his hands. He was an avid pool shooter and found comfort in listening to music.

He had a tremendous love for animals, especially his beloved Marilyn.

Marvin was a graduate of Altoona Area High School, Class of 1977.

After graduating, Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. In July 1979, he was stationed in Germany where he attained the rank of E-4 before he was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1982. During his time in the military, he received multiple awards and certificates. In April 1978, he graduated from Missile and Munitions School in Wire Guided Missile System Repair, at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. In 1980, he received the Air Assault Award.

After the military, he continued his education at Vale Technical Institute in the Body and Fender Repair Program, graduating in 1987.

In 1993, he began working at Your Building Center, where he retired after 18 years.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and was a long time contributor of the Wounded Warrior Project. Marvin also selflessly donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for many years.

Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., 108 Alto-Reste Park, Altoona. Pastor Stewart McClelland will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marvin’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.