Silas "Dick" R. Koofer, 85, Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, formerly of Duncansville, died Saturday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg.
He was born in Frankstown, son of the late Charles F. and Mary Alice (Geesey) Koofer. He married Henrietta M. Loibl Oct. 4, 1944, in Cumberland, Md.
Surviving are his wife, Henrietta "Sis;" a daughter, Lori and husband, Rob Trostle, of Lancaster, Pa.; a son, William of Altoona; granddaughters: Amber Koofer, Holly Koofer and husband, Aaron Thompson and Gina Trostle; a grandson, Matthew Trostle; a niece, Barbara Koofer; and other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles "Joe" Koofer; and sisters: Cecelia Westphal and Mary Avis Koofer.
Mr. Koofer was of the Baptist faith.
He was an insurance agent for American General Life Insurance Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1985.
He served during World War II in the Army as Tech 4 Sergeant, serving with the 262D Field Artillery Battalion.
He graduated from Altoona High School in 1942. He also attended Penn State Altoona.
Dick enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.
He was past president of the Life Underwriters, a member of the Horseshoe Radio Club, an Amateur Radio Emergency Services operator with call letters W3KFD, Old Buzzards Radio Club, a member of Hollidaysburg Lions Club and the Horseshoe Square Dancers. He was a member and past president of the National Campers and Hikers Association, and a member of the Hikers State Association, where he served as past president, vice president and treasurer.
Dick was founder and past president of the Holiday Rovers Camping Club of Hollidaysburg.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at the funeral home by Pastor Tyler Pepper.
Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.