Richard P. “Dick” Shannon, 89, of Altoona, passed away September 7, 2022 surrounded by his family at James E. VanZandt,
He was born in Altoona, the son of the late William A. and Mabel M. (Cashman) Shannon. He married Helen J. Walker on January 15,1953 in Winchester, VA.
He is survived by his wife: Helen,
three daughters: Marilyn (John) Kutz, Christina (David) Hite, Linda (Jack) Foust.
Grandchildren: Jamie (Zachary) Roberts, David (Londa) Hite, Jack (Kelly) Foust, Jr., and William (Sarah) Foust. Great-grandchildren: Destiny Roberts, Desiree Roberts, Jayden Roberts, David E. Hite, Joseph Hite, Luke Hite, Tenley Foust, and Everley Foust.
Three sisters: Nancy A Blyer, Helen L. Kibler and. Dorothy V. Bittner. Two Sister-In-laws: Ann Anspach and Joyce Goss.
He was preceded in death by stepfather Franklin M. Anspach. Sisters: Mildred Shannon, Fern Herschell, Norma Engle, and Ruth Conrad. Brothers: William Shannon, Robert Shannon, Frank D. Anspach, George Anspach, and Great granddaughter Faith Hite.
Dick was a 1950 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War as a Corporal in the US Army..
Dick was a self-employed carpenter retiring in 1975. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, Bible reading, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, word search a word puzzles, and going on car rides, but he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.
Dick was a member of the NRA.
He was a member of Blair County Game Fish and Forestry Association.
Friends will be received Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm. at the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc. 1204 17th Street Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday by VA hospital Chaplain Klavens Noel at the funeral home. Private interment at Carson Valley Cemetery,
Military Honors by the Blair County honor guard .
The family kindly asks that masks be worn at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his wife Helen, the James E. Van Zandt (VAMC) Medical Center, American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer's Association.