Terry L. Steele

Date of Death: 12/30/2019

Terry L. Steele

Dec.6, 1947 – Dec. 30, 2019

Terry L. Steele, 72, Altoona, died peacefully Monday at his residence as he went home to be with his Lord.

He was born in Altoona, son of Jerry and Mary (Bollinger) Steele. He was preceded in death by his father. On Sept. 18, 1998, he married Ruth E. Riggleman in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; his mother of Altoona; two daughters: Libby Stepanski (Keith) of Carlisle and Laura Eaton (Michael) in Wisconsin; two stepdaughters: Wendy Heuston and Jennifer Kelly (Brian), both of Altoona; a stepson, Byron Patterson Jr. (Jeri) of Warriors Mark; 13 grandchildren: JT Stepanski, Colin and Elissa Eaton, Nicole, Ashley, Lauren, Zachary, Ryan, Joshua, Nathaniel, Alex, Mattie and Leo; and a sister, Kimberly Reese, of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brett Stepanski.

He was a graduate of Altoona High School and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserves. He retired from F.L. Smithe Machine Company as an industrial engineer with over 40 years of service. He was a member of Grace Family Bible Church in Duncansville, Sinking Valley Country Club and the Bavarian Aid Society.

Terry enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Grace Family Bible Church, 2243 Mill Road, Duncansville, Pastor James Zaebest officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry’s memory may be made to Grace Family Bible Church or Home Nursing Agency’s Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.

Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.


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