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Myrle J. Baum Jr.

April 19, 1943 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 76)


Myrle J. Baum Jr., 76, Blue Knob, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Myrle Sr. and Winifred (Hart) Baum.

Surviving are a daughter, Kelley, in Florida, a son, Brian and wife, Karen, of Duncansville, and their mother, Connie Hilling, in Florida; a son, Jodie and fiancee, Fara, and his mother, Eileen McEldowney, all of Altoona; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Judi Adams of Altoona; and special friend, Polly Heap.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom; and a son, Ronnie, who was killed in action in Iraq, May 3, 2004.

Myrle attended Altoona High School. He retired as a truck driver from PennDOT after 40 years of service.

He was a member of the Classic Car Club of Blair County and attended St. Mark's Catholic Church in Altoona.

Myrle was a die-hard Penn State football fan and enjoyed antique cars and hunting.

Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

To send flowers to Myrle's family, please visit our floral store.


September 21, 2019

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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