Richard F. Westenkirchner, 62, Bellemeade Manor, Altoona, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2011, at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul F. and Etta (Schooley) Westenkirchner.
Surviving are a brother, Paul R. Westenkirchner and wife, Sandy, of Winchester, Va; a niece, Sue Trussell in Virginia; and a nephew, Paul R. Westenkirchner Jr. in Ohio.
Richard was a 1969 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 1971 graduate of the Altoona School of Commerce with an associate degree in business, majoring in accounting. He also had attended classes at the Altoona Area Vo-Tech for machinist training and electronics. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona.
Richard enjoyed playing and teaching guitar and especially liked country and bluegrass music.
Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona (www.myerssomersfuneralhome.com), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Paula Schmitt officiating. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Foster Plaza No. 11, 790 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.