Gary F. Pfahler

Date of Death: 12/4/2017

                            Gary F. Pfahler

            November 12, 1951 – December 4, 2017

Gary F. Pfahler, 66, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fay “Butch” and Ruth “Honey” (Merritts) Pfahler.  He married Ann Collins on September 1, 1984.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; a brother, Joseph Pfahler (Sharon), Altoona; three sisters:  Sandy Conley and Lori Pruznak, Altoona and Cheri Dick (Robert), Bellwood; a special relationship with his nephew, Rodney Conley; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters:  Catherine Montuoro and Helen Burkheimer.

Gary was a 1969 graduate of Altoona High School and attended the Altoona School of Commerce.  He completed his education with a Bachelors’ degree in Accounting from the National School of Business in Rapid City, Sd.  He was President and CEO of the Altoona First Savings Bank where he worked for 43 years.

He was a longtime member of Altoona AMBUCS, served on the Board of Directors for Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and the Board of Directors for the ARC of Altoona. He enjoyed vacationing in Atlantic City, traveling and attending Altoona Curve games. 

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 11. 2017 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona.  A funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel by Pastor Doug McGaffin.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Gary’s memory to; Special Olympics, 4120 2nd Ave, Altoona, PA  16602 or to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Suite D101, Altoona, PA  16601.

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