Richard E. “Dick” Mitchell, 79, of Altoona, passed away at his home on Sunday. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Lester and Kathryn (Estep) Mitchell. Dick married Terry Cowher in Altoona in 1965. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Terry, as well as by two sons, Grant and Brian, both of Altoona.
Dick retired after 31 years of service from Norfolk Southern Corp. as a machinist and foreman. He also owned and operated Dick’s Train Store in Juniata for many years, and was known as DJ Spinner for 15 years. He was a member of the Alto Model Train Association Inc. and enjoyed spending time with friends and members of local model train clubs. Dick cherished his loving family and also served two years in the U.S. Navy as a Radar man.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., located at 719 N. Fourth Ave., Altoona. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park. For more information, you can visit their website at maukandyates.com.