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Kenneth L. Schirf

July 26, 1942 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 75)

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December 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Service
December 28, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mark's Catholic Church
416 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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Kenneth L. Schirf, 75 of Altoona died Wednesday morning December 20, 2017 at his residence.

He was born July 26, 1942 in Altoona a son of the late Louis F. and Elda B. (Bloom) Schirf. He married Dorothy Anne Riffle on June 11, 1966 at St. Joe’s Catholic Church in Johnstown.

Surviving are his wife Dorothy; two daughters, Anne M. Baker and husband S. Andrew of Jersey Shore, and Elda M. Clyma of Altoona; a daughter in law, Valerie Schirf; seven grandchildren, Michael, Maurice, Natasha, Aaron, Katheryn, Liam and Kelty; six great grandchildren, a sister, Janice Battisti and husband Henry; a brother, Donald Schirf and wife Darlene; a sister in law, Delores Schirf.

He was preceded in death by a son Louis F., a brother, Gerald and two sisters, Mary and Patricia.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Ken was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School and received an associate’s degree in Mechanical engineering.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. 

He retired from Conrail in 1994 as an engineer after 22 years of service.

Ken was a member of American Legion Post 0516 Hollidaysburg; he enjoyed working leather, wood working, reading and model trains.

Friends will be received Thursday December 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona. A funeral mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona with Father Ronald Osinski and Father Henry J. Riffle officiating. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 416 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602. 

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