Marvin L. Rickabaugh Jr., 62, of Altoona, PA passed away on August 5, 2022 at his residence after an extended illness.
Born in Altoona on December 4, 1959, he was the son of the late Marvin L. Sr. and Betty (Yoder) Rickabaugh.
He is survived by 2 sisters: Evelyn M. Johnson of Altoona and Betty Rickabaugh of Columbus, OH; a niece Melissa A. (Sanders) Cox of Altoona; 2 nephews: Justin M. Sanders of Altoona and Dakota C. Rickabaugh of Columbus, OH; as well as a great niece/nephew Nevaeh/Kit (He/Him).
Marvin enjoyed building model cars and airplanes, painting and anything that involved working with his hands. He was an avid pool shooter and found comfort in listening to music.
He had a tremendous love for animals, especially his beloved Marilyn.Marvin was a graduate of Altoona Area High School, class of 1977.After graduating Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division. In July 1979 he was stationed in Germany where he attained the rank of E-4 before he was honorably discharged on August 31, 1982. In his time in the military he received multiple awards and certificates. In April 1978 he graduated from Missile and Munitions School in Wire Guided Missile System Repair, at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. In 1980 received the Air Assault Award.
After the military, he continued his education at Vale Technical Institute in the Body and Fender Repair Program graduating in 1987.
In 1993 he began working at Your Building Center where he retired after 18 years.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and was a long time contributor of the Wounded Warrior Project. Marvin also selflessly donated to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital for many years.
Friends and family will be received from 10am-1pm and 5-7pm on Monday August 15th, 2022 at The Good Funeral Home, 108 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601. A funeral service will be held at 7pm with pastor Stewart McClelland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marvin’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital