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Donald Glenn Sankey

March 13, 1943 — March 8, 2020

Donald Glenn Sankey, 76, Altoona, died early Sunday morning of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was born in Branchton, son of the late Glenn A. and Anna May (Walchesky) Sankey. On Aug. 3, 1968, he married Virginia Fergus. Surviving are his wife, Virginia, of Altoona; a daughter, Jennifer Gallaher and husband, Jason, of Smoke Run; a granddaughter, Sarah Steele of Altoona; a brother, Wayne Sankey; a brother-in-law, Ron Good; an aunt, Violet Burd; a niece, Deanna Hyser; two nephews: Matthew and Jadon Good; eight great-nieces and great-nephews: Jasmine, Caleb, Lily, Elijah, Hannah, Jacob, Jude and Holden; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Good. Don was a 1961 graduate from Slippery Rock High School. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in Education and Health and Phys. Ed. He also received a Master's degree in Health and Phys. Ed. He retired from the Altoona Area School District after 35 years of service. He coached football and wrestling and was a timer and starter for cross country and track meets. Don also coached Teener League and Little League baseball. He played softball and basketball. Don mentored many young men. He volunteered at Central PA Humane Society. Through his work with the community he was awarded Big Brother/Big Sister Award, JC Penney Golden Rule and the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club. He enjoyed traveling, bicycle riding, and wiffle ball. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at First Church of Christ, Altoona, Pastor John Collins officiating. Inurnment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131-1909, the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602 or to First Church of Christ, Building Fund, 113 Good Shepherd Road, Altoona, PA 16601.
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