John Nepomuk Zitzlsperger

Date of Death: 2/1/2018

John Nepomuk Zitzlsperger, Jr.

April 24, 1935 – February 1, 2018

John Nepomuk Zitzlsperger, Jr, 82, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late John N. Sr. and Rosina (Schafflhuner) Zitzlsperger.

Surviving are his niece:  Laurie A Zitzlsperger (Thomas) Ricketts; great niece, Olivia; great nephew, Nathaniel; sister-in-law, Shirley Zitzlsperger; and a special cousin, Rosemary Long and husband Bill Long.

He was preceded in death by; a brother, Frank X. Zitzlsperger; and nephew, Brian M. Zitzlsperger.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Conrail.

John was a lifelong member of the Bavarian Aid Society and a very supportive member of the VFW.  He enjoyed gardening and golfing and was a very devoted son to his parents.

Friends will be received from 3 – 6 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 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 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona by Monsignor Timothy P. Stein.  Committal will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in John’s memory to:  VFW National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St. Kansas City, MO 64111.

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