Richard A. Igou, 85, Hollidaysburg, died Friday morning at The Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg.
Known as “Dick”, he was born in Bellwood, a son of the late Archibald and Katherine (Philips) Igou. He married M. Emilie Newell on March 14, 1958 in Penfield.
Surviving is his wife of more than 59 years; four daughters: Cynthia May Absher, of Port St. Lucie, FL, Catherine Marie Cominio and husband Joseph, of West Palm Beach, FL, Jennifer Ann Tomalson and husband Scott, of Juniata, and Patricia Lynn Wendle and husband Dave, of Hollidaysburg; 10 special grandchildren; 10 special great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Igou, of Altoona; a special grand-nephew, Ben Boorem; a special grand-niece, Mika Boorem; and a number of other grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Quinten Martin; three sisters: Lois and Dorothy Igou and Erma Thomas; four brothers: George, Harry, Ron, and James Igou; a son-in-law, Michael Seidel; and a special niece, Holly Thomas Boorem.
Dick retired from Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center as a teacher’s aide. Prior to that he was a sewing machine mechanic at Big Yank, Tyrone and prior to that at Grief, Bellwood.
He was a graduate of Bellwood High School, railroad apprenticeship and International Correspondence School.
For the past 10 years, Dick was a member East End United Methodist Church, Altoona. Prior to that he had been a member of Altoona Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where he served as a lay speaker, Sunday School teacher and trustee.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., Juniata. Pastor Jason Schwartzman, officiating. Interment will be made at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.