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Calvin W. Fahr

Calvin W. Fahr, 83, of Juniata died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 11:35 p.m. at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
He was born April 12, 1924 in Altoona, a son of Andrew Jackson and Eleanor (Wood) Fahr. On February 10, 1969 in Winchester, Virginia he married Norma Jorden.
Surviving are his wife of Cresson, a son Bruce David Fahr of Altoona, 2 step-children Alicia Fahr of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Glenn W. Campbell of Altoona, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a sister Virginia Sims and husband Merle of Grazierville. He was preceded in death by a brother Bruce, a sister Doris Cole and a stepson Greg E. Campbell.
He had been owner of Altoona Roofing Company from 1971 until his retirement in 2001. He was previously employed as an industrial engineer for Small Tubes Products, Inc., Duncansville for several years and also worked as an engineer and fireman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII serving in the Central Pacific where he received a citation of serving during the assault and occupation of Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Calvin as known only as “Chief” to his son Bruce, loved hunting, fishing, camping and horseracing. He lived his life fully, loved deeply and was generous to all who knew him. He saw the good in everything and everyone. He passed with courage, dignity and grace. His presence will always be with us.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial with veteran’s honors will be held at Blair Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Feller Memorial Home.