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Lew A McKinney, Sr.

July 26, 1941 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 77)

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Lew A. McKinney, Sr., age 77, of Altoona, died Sunday morning, June 23, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care, Altoona. He was born July 26, 1941 in Tyrone, a son of the late James A. McKinney and Inez (Frye) Woodring.

Survived by five children: Faith McKinney, Beverly McKinney, Lew A. McKinney, Jr., Sheila Mort, and Max McKinney; three siblings: Ann Taylor, Pat Claar and Joseph Woodring; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Among Lew's survivors are his special caregivers: a granddaughter Amanda Himes, a nephew Stephen Port and a niece Jessica Clapper.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Inez Miner and Rella Lardieri, and four brothers: Charles McKinnery, Derwood Claar, Kenneth Frye and James McKinney.

Lew was a graduate of Williamsburg High School. He was a US Army veteran. He worked on the railroad for several years, then moved to Florida, where he worked in construction.

There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced.

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