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Richard R. Sinisi

April 10, 1957 – Sept. 30, 2019

Richard R. Sinisi, 62, of Altoona passed away unexpectedly Monday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of Betty (Hemskey) and the late Americo Sinisi. He married Karen Walk on Sept. 13, 1980.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years; a daughter, Crystal Mills (Jamie); a son: Richard E. Sinisi; five grandchildren; his mother; and a sister, Anna Hughes (John).

He was preceded in death by his father, Americo, and an infant sister, Brenda Lee.

Richard was a 1975 graduate of Altoona Area High School and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Boatswains Mate 3rd Class. He then received an associate degree in accounting from the Altoona School of Commerce.

He was currently employed at the Vitro Co., where he worked as a laborer, and he previously worked at Trane Manufacturing as a supervisor until its closure.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona, with full military honors.

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