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Robert Allen “Bob” Simanski, 85, of Altoona, passed away peacefully at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. Bob was born in Ashville, son of the late Henry and Agnes (Palovsky) Simanski.
Bob married Rose Marie Milliron on June 18, 1960, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2011.
Surviving is a son, John F. and wife, Ester, of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Maryann Krish and husband, Stanley, of Altoona and Lisa Karl and husband, John, of Stormstown; seven grandchildren: John R. Simanski, Christal Ann Simanski, Joseph D. Simanski, Josh Krish, Katie Krish, Nicholas Karl and Amanda Karl and her husband, Brandon Balotti; a brother, Edward Simanski and his wife, Lois, of Hollidaysburg; and a sister-in-law; Vera Simanski of Cresson.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, James and William; and sisters: Dorothy McConnell, Evelyn Passinita and Catherine Roberts.
Bob was a glazier, employed by Allegheny Glass Co., retiring in 1998.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate and Steeler Fan.
Bob was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, where he also served as an usher.
He was a life-member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood, Newburg Fire Association and Bavarian Aid Society. Bob was one of the founding members of Camp 6.
Friends will be received from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 12th Ave. and 20th St. with Monsignor Stanley Carson officiating. Committal will be made at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made to Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery Endowment Fund c/o Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 2010 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601; or Garvey Manor Activities Fund, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
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