David “Dave” William Alterio, 65, cherished husband, father, and grandfather, of Centre Hall, passed away at home on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Born on June 27, 1957, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late William R. and Mary (Corl) Alterio. In 1984, he married his beloved wife, Virginia “Ginny” Rae (McClintic) Alterio, who survives him at home after sharing 36 years of marriage together.
Dave was a 1975 graduate of Bellefonte High School. He worked hard in construction for many years, eventually receiving a role as a Project Manager for Veronesi Building, until his retirement in 2021.
In addition to his wife, Ginny, he is survived by their one daughter, Kella Marie Alterio (Thurston), of Pittsburgh, and two granddaughters, Savannah, and Isabelle. Also surviving are his brothers, Robert and Thomas, a sister, Linda, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jordan.
Dave was very athletic in high school and was proud to have won several trophies for wrestling, baseball, and football at Bellefonte Area High School. Dave spent years enjoying softball, fishing, and golfing. He loved going to Nags Head, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter, as well as going camping at Knoebel’s Amusement Park, which sometimes included his daughter bringing along her friends, who would often claim him as their own dad. Dave spent the last nine years affectionately being called “Pap” to his two favorite little girls, Savannah, and Isabelle. Those who were fortunate enough to know Dave, describe him as an adoring husband, father, and grandfather, a loving family member, compassionate friend, and someone who could always make you laugh with his witty humor and beaming smile.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or by going to www.diabetes.org/Donate