Joseph A. Misko Sr., 60, Altoona, died Wednesday at his residence.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Benedict Paul Sr. and Evelyn (Hobbs) Misko.
Surviving are a son, Joseph A. Jr. and wife, Melinda, of Chittenden, Vt.; nine grandchildren: Emilie, Anna, Sarah, Stephen, Jonadab, Ellen, Obadiah, Grace and Hadessa; two sisters: Sue Machin of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Walter of Altoona; and a brother, Paul Jr. of Altoona.
Joe was a 1968 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He served as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Combat Medal with devices and the Combat Action Medal.
He was a machinist for Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage and a former bartender at the Eureka Bar and Grill.
Joe attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Bavarian Aid Society, American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, James L. Noble VFW Post 3, Altoona, Altoona Loyal Order of Moose and St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood.
He enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors and his dog, Sam.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday by the Franciscan fathers. Inurnment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Altoona.