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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor



David J. Bickel

November 4, 1927 ~ May 9, 2018 (age 90)
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                David J. Bickel, 90 of Altoona died Wednesday May 9, 2018 at home.

                He was born November 4, 1927 in Altoona a son of the late Charles and Eva (Laufer) Bickel. He married Barbara Jean Yohn on September 28, 1949 in Cumberland, MD.

                Surviving are his wife; two children, David Bickel of Altoona and Jeffrey Bickel and wife Lori of Woodbury; three grandchildren, James Snow, Melissa Baldwin, and Jarrett Bickel; one great grandson, Lucian Bickel; two sisters, Verna Mills and Arlene Bailey; a sister-in-law Janet Painter and husband Gene; former daughter-in-law, Nancy Bickel; and many nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Eichelberger; a brother, Charles, and a sister, Alma Dumm.

                He was member of St. James Lutheran Church, where he held various church office positions and belonged to Married Couples Sunday School Class.

                David was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII.

                He retired from the Altoona Vo-Technical School after 20 years of service.

                David enjoyed bowling, woodworking, sports, his friends, and going on family outings.

                Friends will be received Friday May 11, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2018.

                In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Human Society, 1837 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602.


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