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Louis J. Cala

April 28, 1943 - Jan. 17, 2017

Louis J. Cala, 73, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at his residence.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Angelo and Margaret (Sparano) Cala. On July 5, 1985, he married Joan Laukiavich at St. Claire’s Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are his loving wife of 31 years; a daughter, Victoria Holan (Timothy) of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons: Angelo Cala of Phoenix, Ariz., and Louis A. Cala (Alicia) of Philadelphia; four grandchildren: Logan and Sidney Cala and Taylor and Katie Holan; and two sisters: Nancy Jurcisek (Albert) and Marilyn Tuskes (Donald).

In 2000, Louis retired as manager of marketing and sales for Norfolk Southern. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, Monsignor Stanley Carson, celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Mausoleum, Altoona.

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