Claude P. Weinzierl

Date of Death: 9/27/2018

Claude P. Weinzierl

March 26, 1928 – Sept. 27, 2018

Claude P. Weinzierl, 90, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph L. and Margaret (Greitl) Weinzierl.  He married Rosemarie Hellmann on April 30, 1960 in Erie. 

He is survived by his wife; four children: Mary Kay McCracken (Mark) of Bellwood, Catherine Hamel (Donald Hill) of Altoona, Denise Weinzierl of Altoona, and Jeffrey of Gallitzin; a brother, Paul (Pauline) Weinzierl of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters: Rita Wasylon of Troy, Mich., Margaret Lenz (Richard) of Arlington, Texas, and Sr. Daniel Weinzierl, CSA, of Fond du Lac, Wis.; eight grandchildren: Kendra DeLay (Cody), Mark McCracken (Courtney), Hunter McCracken (Libby), Arlana McCracken, R. Scott Keith, Jennifer Binus (Derek), Melissa McCloskey (Jason), and Elizabeth Snavely (Lee); six great-grandchildren: Gavin Keith, Nathan Keith, Alexis McCloskey, Josef Weinzierl-Binus, Thomas Weinzierl-Binus, and Ava Dravis.  He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Keith; two sisters, Marie Cramer and Kathleen Marie Corless; two brothers: Harold and infant Raymond; and a granddaughter, Kristan Keith.

Claude was a graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and General Electric Night School Program in Erie.

He retired in 1985 as an engineer at SKF after 27 years of service.

He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Claude was very devoted to his faith as he frequently attended daily mass and daily recitation of the most holy rosary.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Altoona, where he was a member of the church choir.  He was also a member of the Mount Carmel Choir, The Bavarian Aide Society, The Altoona Männerchor where he was the last surviving charter member; and the Eucharistic Adoration Society.

Claude enjoyed singing, fishing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a husband and father he was dedicated to his family and home.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Altoona by Father L’ubomir Strecok.

Committal will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Altoona.


So sorry to hear of his by Frances Hugg
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