John L. McCloskey

Date of Death: 2/26/2019

John L. McCloskey

Aug. 16, 1936 – Feb. 26, 2019

John L. McCloskey, 82, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Eugene and Marie (Flick) McCloskey.  He married Shirley L. Tenley on June 12, 1959 in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Craig (Christa) McCloskey of Altoona; a daughter, Dana Boslet of Altoona; five grandchildren:  Noah and Nicole Boslet, Craig McCloskey, Jr. and Emma and Daniel McCloskey; a sister, Mary Ann Donnelly of Altoona and two brothers:  Paul McCloskey and Francis “Bear” (Patty) McCloskey both of Altoona; sister-in-law, Lloydell McCloskey; and brother-in-law Albert Schlect.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene; a sister, Irene Schlect; an infant sister, Mary Jo McCloskey; a son-in-law Nathan Boslet.

John attended Altoona High School and had six years of service with the National Guard, U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve.  He retired in 1992 from Warnaco with 36 years of service.

He enjoyed collecting antiques, flea markets, fishing and hunting.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 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 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Father Brian Saylor celebrant. Committal will be at St. Patrick’s cemetery in Gallitzin.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in John’s memory to Blair Senior Services, 1320 12th Avenue, Altoona, PA  16601 or The Home Nursing Agency and Family Hospice, 201 Chestnut Ave. Altoona, PA  16601.

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