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February 10, 1944 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 75)
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Dennis E. DeLeo, DDS, 75, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona, after an accident sustained at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late David and Mary (Romadella) DeLeo. On Aug. 10, 1968, he married Mary Katherine Hill in Morgantown, W.Va.

In addition to his wife, surviving are three children: Joseph DeLeo and wife, Christine, of Hollidaysburg, Victor DeLeo of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Katherine Dangler, MAGD, and husband Colin, of Altoona; and six grandchildren: Bailey, Jordan, Brennan and Paxton DeLeo, and Leo and Nora Dangler.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph R. DeLeo and Dr. Bernard C. DeLeo.

Dr. DeLeo was a graduate of Altoona Catholic High School, class of 1961; John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio; and West Virginia University Dental School. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps during the Vietnam Era. He lived in Washington D.C., then returned to Altoona to open his dental practice in 1974. In 2011, Dr. DeLeo sold his practice to his daughter, Katherine, for whom he then worked part-time. He loved cooking, entertaining friends and family, gardening and traveling. 

Dr. DeLeo was a member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and the American Dental Association. 

He will be most remembered for his generosity and selflessness.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Fourth Street and Wopsononock Avenue, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at the church, Father Timothy D. Grimme officiating. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona Public Library or to a charity of your choice. 

Donations may be made to:

Altoona Area Public Library
1600 5 Ave., Altoona PA 16602
Tel: 1-814-946-0417

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School
2400 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona PA 16602

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