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Theodore L. ‘Bud’ McKillip Jr.

June 26, 1956 - May 14, 2019

Theodore L. “Bud” McKillip Jr., 62, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of Theodore Sr. and Janice (Fanale) McKillip. On July 5, 1975, he married Kathy Heverly at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are his loving wife; two daughters: Kristy Hicks and Laura (Jeff) Steiner; six grandchildren: Kayla, Lexie, Zakary, Kaden, Sadi and Gabriel; three sisters: Theresa (Jeff) Trude, Patricia (Dave) Applas and Ann McKillip; a brother-in-law, Edward (Lynn) Heverly; three sisters-in-law: Rose Marie Walpole, Anne Decker and Paula Barnett; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Rose and John Heverly; and two brothers-in-law: John and Norbert Heverly.

Bud was a 1974 graduate of Altoona Area High School and later retired from Conrail as a car repairman and welder.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and attending his grandchildren’s various activities, including many musical events. He was also a huge fan of the Steelers and Penn State.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

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