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Obituary for Gerald J. "Gerry" Halbedl

Gerald J. Halbedl, 79, formerly of Tipton, lost his battle with dementia Sunday night, December 4, 2022 at Homewood at Martinsburg.
He was born August 14, 1943 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Lipinski) Halbedl.
On July 9, 1966, he married the love of his life, Marlene Bacher at St. Mark Catholic Church, McKees Rocks.
Surviving are his wife of Hollidaysburg; a son, Mark (Lisa) of Elkin, North Carolina; three daughters, Sharon (Dan) Galvin of State College, Julie (Matthew) Fisher of Hollidaysburg, and Alison (Kurt) Alberts of Wexford; eleven grandchildren, Maegan, Sarah, Madeline, Mitchell, Ian, Nathaniel, Sophia, Elaina, Katerine, Grant and Liam; and two brothers, Donald and F. Daniel. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald.
Gerry received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Francis University. He retired as maintenance and environmental supervisor at SKF USA Industries, Altoona, after 26 years of service and the closing of the plant.
Gerry was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood since 1972. He was a 4th Degree member of Monsignor O’Malley Council of Knights of Columbus, Bellwood, and a member of Nocturnal Adoration Society of Altoona. He volunteered in countless activities and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
To his family, Gerry was a shining example of what it means to be a disciple of Christ, a devoted husband, loving father and the best grandfather.
Friends will be received from 3 to 6pm, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc., Bellwood where a vigil for the deceased will also be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, with Rev. Jozef Kovacik as celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Gerry’s memory be made to Catholic Charities 1300 12th Ave. Altoona, Pa. 16601 or ELM (Every Life Matters) 1351 Logan Ave. Tyrone, Pa. 16686.