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William C Keagle

Sorry to be adding another clasmate:   RIP William C Keagle. 

William C. Keagle

Sept. 25, 1942 – Nov. 17, 2015     

William Corcelius Keagle, 73, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Williamsburg and Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday morning at the home after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late William H. and Pauline (Corcelius) Keagle. He married Marianna Zimmerman on Feb. 13, 1965, at Fairview United Methodist Church, Altoona.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Marianna of Martinsburg.

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Bill was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School and a college graduate with degrees in business administration, accounting and advertising. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Pennsylvania with Troop G, 2nd Squadron, 104th Armored Cavalry.

His working career took him up the ladder from display advertising solicitor of the Altoona Mirror to the Mirror's display advertising manager. His newspaper career spanned over 40 years and included advertising manager of the Morrisons Cove Herald.

Bill's early life centered on the United Methodist Church, where he was active in the youth fellowship and taught Sunday school. He also was a Boy Scout with the Blair-Bedford Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg Lions Club, various Masonic orders and the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public service.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

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11/23/15 03:43 PM #1    

Phillip W Fair

So sorry to learn of Bill Keagle's passing.  We were friends in elementary and junior high school and had in common that both our father's worked at the Altoona Mirror.  We were also in Boy Scouts together and spent time on hikes and camp outs.  Bill was always fun and even tempered.  Condolences to his family.   If I can figure out how to do it I will post a picture on the photo gallery of Bill being treated in a Scout first aid contest at Roosevelt in 1957.  

11/24/15 01:43 PM #2    

Albert J Holtzinger II

I was saddened to read about Bill's death in the Mirror. He and I worked together there for a number of years. Bill served so well as the Mirror's advertising manager. He led the way in establishing a sound advertising base  for the new Sunday edition of the Mirror. Bill followed his illustrious career at the Mirror with an equally illustrious stint at the Morrisons Cove Hearld. But I think that the vocation he most enjoyed was one that few knew about and that was assisting his wife Maryanne with her ministry in the Methodist Church. I'm quite sure he was welcomed into eternal life with the words, "well done thy good and faithful servant."

11/26/15 09:11 AM #3    

A. Maynard Burley Jr.

To Bill's family,

So saddened to hear of Bill's passing.  We went through school together from 1st grade on.  We lived around the corner from each other and I too was in scouts with him as well as MYF @ Fairview U.M.C.  He was quite a gentleman and a hard worker at anything he did. Brother Bill you will be missed,


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