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Donald L. Fix Jr.

January 26, 1942 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 79)


Jan 26, 1942 – Nov 9, 2021

Donald L. Fix Jr., 79, of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald Sr. and Esther (Mingle) Fix.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Heide L. (Gemba); daughters: Esther Schuetrum and husband Robert in OK, Pamela Long and husband Jerry of Tyrone; sons: Donald L. III and wife Jacqueline of Altoona, and Stephan and wife Brenda of Altoona; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Nancy Irvin, Terry Rettburg, and Janet MacDonald.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanette Glass, in 2020.

Don was a graduate of the Altoona School of Commerce and served in the US Army.

He worked for Vipond & Vipond, then was an owner/operator of his own trucking business, then he retired from J-Line Trucking as a dispatcher.  He then enjoyed working with “Nuts For You!” at the Altoona Curve.

Don was a life-member of the Lakemont Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Heidelberg CC.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, and dining out. 

Friends will be received from 4-6pm Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 11am Tuesday.  Pastor David D. McClanahan officiating.  Interment at Alto Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Lakemont Volunteer Fire Dept: 312 Lotz Ave. Altoona, PA 16602


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


November 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Funeral Service
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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