John L. Altmiller

First Posted: 6/20/2007

John L. Altmiller, 78, Clarks Summit, died Monday morning at the Mid Valley Hospice Unit. His wife is the former Elaine Miller.
Born in Hazleton, son of the late Charles W. and Altheda Leckie Altmiller, he had lived in the Abington area since 1960. Prior to retirement in 1986, he was employed by the Pennsylvania State Game Commission as a Wild Life Conservation Officer for 28 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit and active with the retired Wild Life Conservation Officers of PA, where he served as president in 1995. He was also member of the N.R.A. and the Roughed Grouse Society.
He was veteran in the Army Medical Corp. that serving in Korea. He was a graduate of Hazleton High School and Ross Leffler School of Conservation and a member of their ninth class. He also attended Penn State School of Forestry in Mont Alton.
Also surviving are two sons, David C. and his wife Christine, Elmhurst, and J. Cooper and his fiancee, Geralyn, Cherry Hill, NJ; a daughter, Kristy Mattise, and her husband, Michael, Newtown Square; four grandchildren; a sister Jane McLean and her husband, Robert, Alexandra, VA; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Adams.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 11a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., with services by Rev. William Carter, pastor. Interment will be in Milwaukee Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the first Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, PA

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