Nathaniel I. “Jack” Lytle, Jr, 91, Altoona, died Tuesday morning at his home.
He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Nathaniel I. Sr. and Sarah (Kiser) Lytle. He was twice married; first to Helen E. Reist in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1951. Then he married Emma Jean Burkholder on March 30, 1957, in Altoona. She preceded him in death on February 15, 1978.
Surviving are two daughters: Kathleen A. Lynch of Ashville and Jacqueline S. Servello of Altoona; a son, Nathaniel I. III, of Chesapeake, VA; one step-daughter, JoZane M. Yeager of St. Marys, West VA; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Frances Bradley; four brothers: Clair, Clarence, William, and Elmer; and five sisters: Mary, Violet, Irene, Marie, and Mildred.
He was a member of the Bread of Life Baptist Church, Altoona. He enjoyed crafts and woodworking and spending time with his cat, “Little Lucy”.
Jack retired in 1991 as a plumber for the Plumbers & Pipefitter’s Local Union #354. He served in the United States Army during World War II receiving the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, March 3, 2017. Pastor Luke Miller officiating. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bread of Life Baptist Church, 311 S Hagerty Street, Altoona, PA 16602.