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Robert K. Himes

Oct. 21, 1927 - April 2, 2019

Robert K. Himes, 91, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry and Kathryn (Biechler) Himes. He married Rose Ann DePaolis on July 6, 1957, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2004.

He is survived by a daughter, Anna M. (Tony) LaFaso of Altoona; a son, Anthony R. (Jacquelyn) Himes of Erie; four grandchildren: Traci Ann Stambaugh, Ashley Bailey, John Paul and Joseph Himes; two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Gianna Rose; a special sister-in-law, Linda Himes; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Shirley DePaolis; and many nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George R. Himes; and a sister, Anna Louise Malady.

Robert was a 1945 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a sergeant. He worked at Altoona Highway Yard, with 17 years of service, and retired from the postal service as a mailman, with 30 years of service.

Robert was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was an avid reader and Notre Dame fan. He loved bowling, fishing and golfing.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Robert may be made to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, 2400 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, Erie Cathedral Prep, 225 W. 9th St., Erie, PA 16502 or to St. Vincent DePaul Assumption Chapel Food Pantry, 1523 Adams Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.

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