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Charles Thomas Bare

May 15, 1941 – March 11, 2015

Charles Thomas Bare, 73, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at his home.

He was born in Altoona, son of Charles T. Sr. and Marie (Roland) Bare. He married Sandra A. Giardino, who passed away Nov. 8, 2011.

Surviving are three children: Theresa (Frank) Livoti, Tom (Dawn) and Mary Louise Orr, all of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Lynsey, Kelsey, Anthony, Allison, Emily, Bradley and Amelia; two brothers-in-law: John Giardino and Anthony "Sonny" Giardino; an uncle, Denny Roland; and a cousin, John Roland.

Tom was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired as a pressman from Butterick. He faithfully attended St. Mark's Catholic Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Tom was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society and enjoyed bowling, Tae Kwon Do and spending time with his grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 13, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.