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Roy G. Amrhein

Oct. 5, 1939 - April 27, 2015
Roy G. Amrhein, 75, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy J. and Frances C. (Brocius) Amrhein. He married Jennie A. Zimmerman on Aug. 1, 1960.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years; two sons: Roy Galen (Dawn) and Bill (Jim); a daughter, Deborah (Robin); two grandsons: Roy Gene (Kayla) and Matthew (Laura Brogan); a great-grandson, Colin Patrick; and a brother, F. Gene.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Ann Hofecker.

Roy was a 1958 graduate of Altoona High School. He retired from the Altoona Hospital in 2005 with 47 years of service as senior first cook in the Nutritional Service Department. He also served as main cook for the Norris Hollow Hunting Camp in Huntingdon County for more than 30 years. As a child, he played baseball for the pony league of the Pennsylvania Railroad and later pitched softball for the Altoona Hospital in the City Softball League.

Roy was a member of Jaggard First United Methodist Church, where he had previously served on the board and was an usher. He was very active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America, first in Cub Scouts and then as scoutmaster of Troop 1 for 25 years. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and attained the degree of Brotherhood. He attended two National Jamborees as scoutmaster for local council troops. He also served as a crew leader on a trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. He received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award.

Roy enjoyed camping, cooking, fishing and car races. "May the one great master of all scouts be with you until we meet again."

Friends will be received from 4 until the 6 p.m. memorial service today, April 30, 2015, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona, the Rev. Robert Stump officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, 1275 Bedford Ave., Flag Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3699.

Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.