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Alfred C. Manocchio

Alfred C. Manocchio

Sept. 1, 1915 – May 26, 2015

Alfred C. Manocchio, 99, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of Dominic and Teresa (Bruno) Manocchio. He married Mary Carmela Caputo on May 1, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2006.

Surviving are a son, Dominic J. (Kathleen); six grandchildren: Christopher, Anthony, Michelle, Nicholas, Patrick and Kaitlin; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lena DeCriscio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Pasqualina and Carmella; four brothers: Tony, Philip, Blaine and John; and a grandson, Mark.

Alfred was a 1934 graduate of Altoona High School. He then entered the Civilian Conservation Corps from July 1934 through May 1936 at Sizerville Forest Camp. He was hired by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1936 and retired as a machinist inspector of traction motors with 39 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He enlisted in the Construction Battalion (Seabees) and was honorably discharged as a machinist's mate first class. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

Alfred was a very active member of St. Mark's Catholic Church. He was a member of the A&J Iaia American Legion Post 827, where he served as post commander. He also served on various committees and was post historian since 1984. He was also a member of the Machinists Union, Navy League, Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Blair County Community Action Agency and Railroaders Memorial Museum. He served on the Altoona Gospel Hill Flag Committee and many other city committees and was the Boy Scout Troop 117 coordinator for many years.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.

In memory of Alfred, contributions may be made to St. Mark's Church.

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