William J. Neff

Date of Death: 7/3/2017

William J. Neff

December 23, 1925-July 3, 2017

William J. Neff, 91, Garvey Manor, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday at Garvey Manor.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late William P. and Anna Zauner Neff.  He married Gertrude Sanker on October 25, 1952, who preceded him in death on May 14, 1989.

He is survived by a son; Edward P. Neff (Barbara A.) of Altoona; three daughters:  Sr. Mary Kay Neff of Greensburg, Diane Neff Reifler (Brad) of Larchmont, NY, and Teresa Aldins (Peter) of Hyde Park, MA.; eight grandchildren:  Stephen (Stacey), Michael (Karena), Joseph (Nicole), Sarah and Brian Neff, Christine (Mike) Lemly, Ellen Reifler and Anna Aldins; five great grandchildren: Brandon, Sophia, Stella, Abbey and Silas; three sisters:  Alma Duman (Leo) of Mesa, AZ, Sr. Mary Neff CSA of Fon du Lac, WI, Mary Pressler of Altoona and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Madeline Neff. Gertrude R. Neff, Walburga C. O’Neill and Cleopha Neff.

William was a 1943 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and a 1950 graduate of Villanova University.  He was an Army veteran of WW II having been wounded on February 6, 1945 in the Battle of the Bulge.

He retired as President of Neff Electric after 60 years of service.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church and belonged to the Serra Club. He enjoyed photography.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave. Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall 1420 4th Ave, Altoona, by Monsignor Timothy P. Stein.  Committal will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family requests that contributions be made in William’s memory to St. Mary’s Memorial Fund, 1405 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA  16602.



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