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Francis K Biddle

              Francis K BIddle


Francis K. Biddle, 74, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly early Monday morning at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Karl and Cora (Blackie) Biddle. On May 15, 1971, he married Vesta R. Clemens at Christian Missionary Alliance, Pine St., Hollidaysburg.

Surviving are his wife with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; two daughters: Heather R. Goodrich and husband, Carl, of Teaneck, N.J., and Vanessa D. Schenk and husband, Matt, of Duncansville; four grandchildren: twins Mason and Aiven Schenk and Alexis and Evan Goodrich; and four sisters: Thelma Seilhamer, Margie Bortow, Nancy Spencer and Alberta Thayer.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Danielle; a sister, Hazel Patterson; and two brothers: James and Wayne.

Francis was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School. He retired from Boyer Candy Co. after more than 20 years of service. After retirement, he worked as a security guard.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and Star Trek.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, and from

9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held immediately after at 10 a.m., Pastor Jeff T. Kiel officiating. Interment will be at Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury.

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06/21/17 05:26 PM #1    

Sandra L Kenner (Pritts)

Classmates: As I was reading the Altoona Mirror, I saw this obituary.  Since it stated he graduated from Altoona High School with the class of 1960, I searched our website and Master Listing for his name.   When I found that Francis K BIddle was not there, I added him to our website and master listing.  I am sure the website is not perfect and has errors, I added him to our memorial page.  I am sad to say I do not remember him from school, but I hope other do. Sending sympathy to his family.  If anyone has an update for me, please send it to me

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