Daniel Glenn Walter, Jr., 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel G., Sr. and Rose Ann (McNelis) Walter. On July 1, 1944 he married Ruth Adelaide Dorman in Altoona. She preceded him in death on January 30, 2005.
He is survived by eight children: Judith A. Yost and husband, Paul, of Altoona, Jane Young and husband, Richard, of Conway, SC, Jan L. Lardizabal and husband, Benjamin, of Newville, Daniel G. Walter and wife, Doris, of Silver Spring, MD, Jennifer R. Betar and husband, John, of Newville, David P. Walter and wife Debbie of Manassas, VA, Dennis M. Walter, Sr. of Altoona; and Jacqueline S. Mowery and husband, George, of Duncansville; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andy Yost; a great grandson, Andy Runk; a daughter-in-law, Theresa J. Walter; and two sisters, Rita L. Harden and Doris A. Saller.
Dan was a 1941 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and he attended the Altoona Campus in Industrial Electricity for five years. After 44 years of service, he retired as Chief EEC & M from Penelec in January of 1988.
He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church where he worked on the maintenance committee and coached the boys’ basketball and football teams for many years. He also served 12 years for the Altoona Parochial League where he was president for many years and league director for the catholic schools. In his later years, he enjoyed trips to Rocky Gap and morning coffee at Dunkin Donuts with his friends.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Corporal at the 3701st Army Air Force Base Unit. He was a member of the Son of the American Revolution.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona, 16601. A private family service will be held. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery.