Horace Cowfer Jr.

Horace Cowfer Jr., 83, of Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tyrone died February 9, 2019 at UPMC Altoona.

He was born April 26, 1935 in Port Matilda, a son to Horace Cowfer Sr. and Alice (Crain) Cowfer. March 9, 1988, he married Melissa R. Richards.

Surviving are sons Robert of State College, Richard (Laurie) of Warriors Mark, Roy (Nikki) Allen of Altoona; two stepchildren, Lisa Cassidy and Charles W. Smith Jr.; six step-grandchildren; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lambert and Johnny, and one sister, Maxine Cowfer, all of Port Matilda.

Mr. Cowfer served in the National Guard. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Blazing Arrow Hook and Ladder Fire Company and of the American Legion, Tyrone. He retired from Westvaco Paper Mill. He was a hunter, fisherman and loved Tyrone sports, wrestling and football. He was dedicated to his family.

There will be a private viewing and funeral service at the convenience of the family. Pastor Grove will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone.


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