Born: Fri., Aug. 21, 1936
Died: Mon., Jan. 9, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Location: Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Location: Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

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Jack E. Pringle, 75, Altoona, died Monday evening at his residence.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Eugene H. Sr. and Adeline K. (Barger) Pringle.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan (Randy) Wombacher of Tyrone; a stepdaughter, Debra Beard (Paul) of Westover; four grandchildren: Brandon Pruznak, Dustin Pruznak, Danielle Chaplin and Katelyn Wombacher; two sisters: Patricia Young (Charles) of Tyrone and Mary McCracken (Fred) of Altoona; two brothers: Raymond (Verna Dukeman) of Altoona and Donald R. (Linda) of Philippi, W.Va.; and two sisters-in-law: Elsie Pringle and Helen Pringle.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Georgiana Cox; and two brothers: Eugene H. Jr. and Daniel F.
Jack was a 1954 graduate of Altoona High School and a 1987 graduate of the Altoona School of Commerce, where he received a B.S. in accounting. He served over 24 total years with the U.S. military, beginning with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, then the National Guard, and then serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Conflict. He received the following medals: Navy Unit Commendation, two Navy Good Conduct Medals, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two loops, Air Force Longevity Service Award with a bronze oak leaf cluster, Battle Efficiency Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a bronze star and Fleet Marine Force Combat Operations Insignia, Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.
Jack had been employed at Gus Stadler Store, Altoona Post Office, Boyer Candy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, YMCA and Hanover Shoe Store. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Bellwood American Legion Post 424, Bellwood United Veterans Home Association, Fort Apache VFW Post, James L. Noble VFW Post 3 where he also was quartermaster and bartender, Catholic War Veterans and Concordia Society. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 551 as a third-degree and fourth-degree Knight with the Bishop Garvey Assembly, and where he served as bartender and bookkeeper.
He enjoyed puzzles, bowling and bingo.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, and 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, followed by a memorial service (funeral service outside of Mass) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Father Aron M. Maghsoudi officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Door, c/o Pastor David Taylor, 521 Main St., Bellwood, PA 16617-1909.

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Robert Barger
   Posted Thu January 12, 2012
With sincere sympathy and prayers, The Barger family

   Posted Fri January 13, 2012
To Mr. Raymond Pringle and Verna:

I wish to offer to you my sympathy in the loss of your brother, Jack. Mr. Pringle, I will think of you often in the days to come. I trust things continue to go well for you and pray for continued strength, especially through this.



Art Holzer
   Posted Fri January 13, 2012
Sorry for your loss

Diana, Bob and Chase
   Posted Sat January 14, 2012
So sorry to hear about Uncle Jack. I have a lot of happy memories of him, and I hope that your memories comfort you at this difficult time.

The Hennefers

Sheila *Smith* Dodson
   Posted Fri January 20, 2012
Sue and family,
My condolences to you all.I remember him as a funny guy from the VFW post 3. God Bless you all.

Larry and Charlotte Korlewitz
   Posted Tue February 14, 2012
Jack and I served together in the seabees he was very good to me and Char, he will be in my heart forever, sorry for your family''s loss. I was hoping to visit with him today and went to call him, and that is how I found out about his death. I was very shocked. Would you please reply and let us know what happened? We got a Christmas card from him this past Christmas, and it was as funny as he usually was. No mention of an illness. We used to ride back and forth together from Norfolk to Johnstown almost every weekend when we were stationed in Norfolk in the 70''s. We stayed in contact with each other ever since. We were from Johnstown, but live in Seward, PA. I am sorry for your family and that we weren''t aware so we could come to the service. He was a very dear friend and I miss him already. He is the only reason I went to Altoona. God Bless you all.

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