James Calvin Mallow, 68, of Altoona died Wednesday morning, October 27, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring.
James was born March 12, 1953, in Altoona a son of the late Harold Ralph and Carolyn Ruth (Clugh) Mallow. He married Patricia Thomas on May 4, 1985, in Altoona. She preceded James in death on May 28, 2016.
Surviving are three children; a daughter, Nicole Ubrig (Steve) of Phoenix, AZ; a son, Shawn P. Jarrett (Sue) of Altoona; a daughter, Nicole Rucker, of Altoona; five grandchildren: Connor, Collin, Angela, Justin and Mikalah; two great grandchildren: Michael and Charlotte; two brothers: John and Jay Mallow; Special friend, Robin Nixon; close friend, “Uncle Dave”; and numerous extended family members.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Corey.
James was a 1971 graduate of Altoona Area High School with honors from Altoona GACTC Auto Shops. He also received a diploma from General Motors Technical School in Monroeville. James was a mechanic and part owner of Mallow’s Service Center.
He was a member of Hiram Lodge, #616 F&AM. James was also a member of Jaffa Shrine of Altoona; the Jaffa Antique Car Club; Court #70 Royal Order of Jesters, and Colotic Miztli #91 Order of Quetzalcoatl.
James enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and antique cars.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. for James. Immediately following, are funeral services at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona.
The family requests all Covid-19 protocols and precautions be followed for safety, including mask usage and social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, in care of Jaffa Shrine, P.O. Box 1984, Altoona, PA 16603-1984 or to a charity of your choice.
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