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Official Obituary of

Carl William Alexy

March 10, 2024
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Carl Alexy Obituary

            Carl William Alexy, 85, passed away late Sunday morning March 10, 2024, at Graystone Manor, Altoona.

            He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Bill and Helen Alexy. A brother, Paul predeceased him.

            He graduated from Frankford High School in Philadelphia, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained in Reading in 1964.

            Carl served as pastor of Trinity, Bowmanstown, St. Paul’s in White Haven, Bethany in Altoona, and Grace in Bellwood, all in Pennsylvania.

            As a vital part of his ministry, he taught religious education to youth and young adults with special needs. He co-led a camp for people with special needs at Camp Sequanota in Jennerstown.

            He served as president of Arc of Blair County and received the Teddy Award for his service. He served on the board of Camp Sequanota, on the youth commission of the Synod and also worked with community action.

            He met his wife, Dawn, while both were attending Muhlenberg College. They were married June 15, 1963. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, his three children, Sherry, wife of Brian Harshberger, Kim, wife of Steve Oswalt, and Bill, husband of Lori Stanley. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Oswalt, Madison Alexy, Stephanie Bates, and Danielle Johnson, and eight great grandchildren, Baylor and Anna Haylett, Cole Bates, Raegan and Theo Johnson, and Malcolm, Azalea, and Rhea Oswalt.

            He was an avid collector and authority of 50’s music with a collection of 20,000 records. He wrote poetry and authored a novel.

            Friends will be received from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 13, 2024, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday March 14, 2024 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 East Penn Street, Martinsburg where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Traci Marriott officiating.

            He touched many lives in a ministry of 50 years.

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March 13, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

March 14, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
115 East Penn Street
Martinsburg, PA 16662

Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
115 East Penn Street
Martinsburg, PA 16662


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