Pete Mathieu, 80, of Altoona, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Wesley Mathieu and Audrey Mills. On May 15, 1982, he married Christine Mathieu (Leaper). He and his wife retried to Sun City Center Florida in 2013 until their move back to Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife; three children: Kevin (Mandy) of Hanover, MD, Jay (Jodi) of Howard, PA and Kelly (Rodger) of Altoona; three step-sons: Scott (Janet) Grassmyer of Sarasota, FL, Kevin (Kelly) of Altoona and Chad (Angela) of Millersburg, PA; grandchildren: Arjay, Logan, Sarah, Tristan, Alec, Ashley, Chase, Bradley, Hunter and Skyler; and great grandchildren: Genna and Sam. He is also survived by a brother, Jim. Pete loved spending time with his children, step-children and all of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Catherine, Charles Mills, Susan Cordell, Genevieve Mills and Dorthy Jean. He was also preceded by a very special aunt and uncle, Nick and Catherine Spiridigliozzi.
Pete graduated from Altoona High School in 1960. While working at FL Smithe Machine Company in Duncansville, he earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration at Penn State Altoona and a degree in accounting from Saint Francis University in Loretta, PA. He retired as an Assistant Directing Business Representative with District 98 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was also the Secretary Treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Council of Machinists. Pete served in various positions in Local Lodge 2348 of the IAMAW including president for over 20 years while working for the FL Smithe Machine Company.
Pete coached little league baseball and was the first president of the Independent Youth Baseball League.
He proudly served his country from 1961 to 1963 in the US Army.
Pete was a member of the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Friends will be received from Noon to 1 pm on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona, 16601 where a memorial service will be held at 1 pm with Pastor Barry Folmar officiating. Inurnment will be made at Carson Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, UPMC Foundation, ATTN: Palliative Care, 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.