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JOHN EDWARD 'JACK' STECKROTH

January 16, 1942 — May 9, 2021

John Edward “Jack” Steckroth  79, also Known as “Pappy Jack” of Waldorf, MD passed away May 9, 2021, of natural causes.

Jack was born and raised in Altoona Pennsylvania. The son of the late John “Jack” and Lorma Steckroth

Jack is preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Carole Ann, and son Michael.

He is survived by his 3 children, Mark Steckroth and wife Lisa, Tammy DePalma and husband Ronnie, and John “Jack” Steckroth and wife Lisa.

 9 grandchildren:  Rachel Miskell and husband Neal, Christopher Reifenauer and wife Dina, Ronnie DePalma, Lindsay St. Arnold and husband Tony, Michael Steckroth, Thomas Peacock, David, Hunter, and Kelsey Steckroth; 

8 great-grandchildren:  Alexa Black, Zachary and Gracie Miskell, Caiden Reifenauer, Lilah, Abigail, Summer, and Jacob St. Arnold, and Braylen.

 2 sisters: Nancy Sommers and husband Bill, and Cathy Anderson and husband Jim;

 A longtime companion Nancy Shaner, her son Mike Shaner, and her 2 grandchildren: Cody and Aaron.

He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves for 3 years before landing a job in Waldorf, MD at AT&T as a fiber optic technician. This is where he and his wife Carole raised their 4 children. He enjoyed being the life of the party, camping with his family and close friends, bowling on a league, and was a member of the Masonic Masons of Altoona, PA alongside his father. He also enjoyed communicating with others on the CB radio with the CB handle Junkman and his wife Snow White.

Family will receive friends from 10:30 am Saturday May 22, 2021, until the Masonic services at 11:10 am  followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am  by Pastor Michael Blackie at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc 1204 17th Street Altoona, PA  Inurnment at Calvary Cemetery following the service.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 22, 2021

10:30 - 11:10am (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Masonic Service

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Starts at 11:10am (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Starts at 11:30am (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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