SSVC Alumni Association

SSVC Alumni Association

SSVC Taps: Donald Estep ’70 passed away 1/18/2024

Good afternoon, it is with sadness that I share the news that Donald Estep ’70 passed away January 18, 2024.  Don was in the Print Shop.  He was on the Track team and a member of the Rifle Club.  Following is his obituary.   Don’s sister’s Pat Estep Aseltyne ’70 and Barb Estep Socks ’72 (deceased 10/2/2001) also attended SSVC.  I am sorry I don’t have any contact information for Patti.  If anyone does, please share with me so we can send our condolences to her.




Donald Roy “Don” Estep, 72, of Altoona, died early Thursday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Edgar R. Estep and Doris G. (Streightiff) Estep Smith.


Surviving are his daughter, Alexandria D. “Alex” Vincent (Cody); two grandsons, Wyatt Vincent and Weston Vincent; a sister, Patricia Aseltyne (Patrick) of Sarasota, Fla.; and numerous extended family members.


Don was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Sox.


He was a graduate of the Scotland School. Don was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. government in Johnstown in the quality assurance field.


Don enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing, and was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society.


Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona; and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, at the funeral home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Duane J. Coy officiating. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.


Thank you,  Mike Glunt ’73 for sharing the sad news about Don.

Scotland Family Forever!

Your Scotland Sister,

Vickie “Portner” Cook ’73


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