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Robert M. Spallone

Sept. 6, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2015

Robert M. Spallone, 87, Altoona, passed away peacefully Monday at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Nicholas M. and Irene (Reger) Spallone. He married Irma D. Vesti, and she died Aug. 14, 1988.

Surviving are three sons: Robert J., Nick and wife, Pam, and Dennis and wife, Judy, all of Altoona; five grandchildren: Bobby, Damian (Renee), Anissa (Dave), Alesha and Vince (Stacey); eight great-grandchildren: Chole, Vinnie, David, Bridget, Adrianna, Spencer, Aubrey and Eli; a sister, Marcella Summers of Altoona; a close friend and caregiver, Leona Parsons; and a family friend, Beth Smith.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Edith I. (Sangenaro) Spallone; three brothers: Nicholas, Frank and Richard; and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Jean.

Robert retired from Norfolk Southern as a welder and car repairman. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Church Restoration Fund.