William E. Boling Jr., 84 of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home died Thursday evening at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., son of the late William E. and Ruth (Martin) Boling Sr. He married Theo "Tillie" M. Gruszczynski on June 20, 1953, in Altoona. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1984.
Survived by two daughters: Brenda C. Servello (Frank) of Dysart and Benita M. Boling of Altoona; a son, Bruce D. (Tammy) Boling of Hollidaysburg; two grandsons: Justin and Jesse Filer; a grand-daughter, Colleen McEldowney; six great-grandchildren; four nieces; three nephews; and a sister, Carol J. Singer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert; and a special companion, Dorie Nelson.
He retired in 1972 as a detective sergeant from Penn Central Railroad Police Department. Bill enjoyed bowling, camping and politics.
He served during Korean War in the Navy as a Quarter Master 3rd Class.
Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral service outside mass will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the funeral home by Msgr. Robert Mazur. Private inurnment will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Veterans Home P.O. Box 319 Hollidaysburg, Pa. 16648.