Gary J. Feltenberger, 72, of Bellefonte, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born in Bellefonte, on March 2, 1946, he was the son of the late Richard P. Feltenberger and Martha (Mowery) Wilkinson. On July 10, 1965, he married his beloved wife, Diana (Houser) Feltenberger, who survives at home after sharing 53 years of marriage together.
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Gary was a graduate of Dundalk Senior High School in Dundalk, Maryland. He worked in Housing/Food Services at Penn State until his retirement in 2005.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Marvin) Struble, of Pleasant Gap, and Tracy (Rich) Watson, of Milesburg. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kelley (Jeffrey) Rayl, Nicholas Struble, and Todd (Felicia) Emel, Jr., and two great-grandchildren, Niya Emel and Todd Emel, III.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Diane L. Bryant, and one brother, Donald E. Feltenberger.
He was a member of the Bellefonte Elks Lodge #1094 and the Local Musicians Union. Gary enjoyed hunting, traveling, model trains, and playing bass guitar in local bands.
There will be a public viewing held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 11am-12pm at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Calvin Miller officiating. Burial will follow the service at Meyer Cemetery in Bellefonte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to the Elks Charities at 120 W. High Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.