Robert C. ‘Pete’ Wray
Nov. 19, 1932 – May 31, 2021
Robert C. “Pete” Wray, 88, of Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Monday. He was born in Juniata, son of the late Robert C. and Louise May (Shamp) Wray.
Pete married Janet J. Claycomb on Aug. 15, 1953, at the East End United Methodist Church, Altoona.
Surviving are his wife, Janet; a daughter, Susan Elaine Staph; a son, Daniel Merrill Wray (Vicki); 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Hazenstab and Dixie Lee McGinnis; three brothers: Terry Wray (Linda), Rodney Wray and Jeffrey Wray (Anita); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was preceded in death by his son, Michael David Wray; a sister, Linda Frank; and two brothers, David Gordan Wray and Donald Wray.
He was a member of the Hollidaysburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Pete owned and operated Pete’s Atlantic Service Station in Hollidaysburg. He also worked at Stuckey Ford as a sales representative, and retired from Conrail as an electrician.
He was a 1950 graduate of Altoona High School and completed his 4 year electrical apprenticeship with the PRR.
Pete served in the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment during the Korean War.
He was a fan of Penn State Football, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Pete was also a member of the Bavarian Aid Society, Gideons International, and a volunteer driver for the D.A.V.
Friends will be received from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday June 5, 2021. Interment will follow in Alto Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International at: Gideons.org/donate.