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Merle G. Rightenour, Sr.
November 16, 1941 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
Merle G. Rightenour, Sr., 81 of Altoona died late Wednesday August 23, 2023, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born November 16, 1941, in Ohio, a son of the late Elvin and Icy Regina (Longenecker) Rightenour. He married Betty Lou Cross on May 26, 1962, in Altoona. She preceded him in death April 20, 2009.
Surviving are three sons, Merle G. Rightenour, Jr., Steven W. Rightenour, and Melvin J. Rightenour; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several siblings; and numerous extended family members.
Merle was preceded in death by a son, Kevin S. Rightenour.
He was the owner/operator of Rightenour’s Hauling for over 65 years.
He enjoyed fishing; baseball, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates, and NASCAR especially #3, “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt.
Friends will be received from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday August 29, 2023, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Drew McCaffery officiating.
Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the funeral home in memory of Merle would be appreciated.