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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor

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Robert Godfrey "Bob" Leberfinger

May 10, 1933 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 85)


            Robert Godfrey “Bob” Leberfinger, 85 of Altoona died unexpectedly early Saturday morning December 1, 2018 at UPMC Altoona.

            He was born May 10, 1933 in Hollidaysburg a son of the late Godfrey and Catherine (Steiner) Leberfinger. He married Arline L. Grimminger on November 7, 1953 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona.

            Surviving are his wife, Arline; four children, daughter Terri L. Weakland (Pete) of Altoona; son Robert M. Leberfinger (Cathy Smith) of Conestoga; daughter Robyn L. Murphy (Denny) of Altoona; daughter Michele M. Leberfinger (Willie Sanchez) of Altoona; three grandchildren, Travis Weakland, Danielle Rimbeck and Andy Leberfinger; two great grandsons, Evan Rimbeck and Dylan Weakland; and a brother, Don Leberfinger of New Mexico.

            Robert was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Leberfinger and Annastasia Leberfinger; sister Anna Jean Burns, brother Lawrence Leberfinger, sister Helen Eckley and brother Paul Leberfinger.

            Mr. Leberfinger was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona where he served many years as an usher.

            He was a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School.

            Bob was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Sergeant.

            He retired as a sales representative from Kline’s Meat Packing in Hollidaysburg after many years and had previously been employed by Lester’s Mens Shop.

            He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting.

            Bob was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society; the Unter Uns Society; Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Association; and the Altoona Rifle & Pistol Club, Sinking Valley.

            Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a vigil service for the deceased will be held.

            A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday December 5, 2018 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona with Rev. Ronald V. Osinski officiating with committal rites to follow. Entombment will be made at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

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