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John W. Blatt

July 12, 1937 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

John Blatt Obituary

     John W. Blatt, 86, of Altoona, passed away on February 12, 2024 at Cedarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Tyrone. He was born on July 12, 1937 in Altoona; son of the late Charles B. and Mabel P. (Dey) Blatt. On January 15, 1959 in Cumberland, Maryland, he was united in marriage to Emily M. (Jones) Blatt, who survives. 

     John was a Class of 1956 graduate of Altoona High School. He retired on August 1, 1999 from Gateway Communications (WTAJ-TV) after 42 years of service, most of them serving as Chief Engineer. John was a member of the North Altoona Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

     He was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister. Surviving are his wife, Emily; son, Michael D. Blatt of Corning, New York; son, David J. Blatt of Altoona; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren, with another on the way. 

     At request of the deceased, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Please check the funeral home website for information as it becomes available. Inurnment will be in Logan Valley Cemetery.

     Memorial Contributions in John’s name can be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (805 S. 16th St. Altoona, PA 16602).

Arrangements by Stone Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.; Woodbury. 

(www.stonefuneralhomewoodbury.com)

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