Harry Barton "Bud" Hann, Jr.

03/16/1931 - 04/29/2023


Obituary For Harry Barton "Bud" Hann, Jr.

Harry Barton “Bud” Hann Jr, 92, of Presbyterian Village Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on April 29, 2023. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Harry B., Sr. and Gladys Arletta (Weaver) Hann. Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Janet Louise “Janie” Beckel who died on March 18, 2016, after nearly 60 years of marriage, and a sister, Dorothy Jean Hann. Surviving are his two children, daughter Nancy Lee (Stewart) McClelland, and son Harry Barton, III (Kathy) Hann; four grandchildren, S. Barton (Alissa) McClelland, Joshua (Stephanie) McClelland, Benjamin (special friend Jenna) Hann, and Justin (Karen) Hann; and four great-grandchildren, Camden, Adelyn, Sophia and Matthias McClelland. He was a 1949 graduate of Altoona Area High School. Harry started his career as a printer at the Altoona Mirror and then became one of the original partners of Alto Printing Corporation where he worked as a printer for 42 years, retiring in 1991. He was a United States veteran of the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of Corporal and serving with the 1st Division, 18th Infantry Regiment. He was an active member of the Altoona Bible Church, serving on the Deacon and Missionary Boards. He was a former board member at Blair Christian Home and the Altoona Rescue Mission. Harry encouraged everyone in his life with the phrase “Keep looking up,” based on Colossians 3:2 which says “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2023 and from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, May 5, 2023, at Altoona Bible Church, officiated by Pastor Stewart W. McClelland. Commitment with military honors will be held at Blair Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc. Altoona, PA. Friends may express condolences at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Altoona Bible Church, Missionary Fund, 3017 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 or UPMC Altoona Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16602.

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  • 05/04/2023

    Our prayers and sympathies are with you and your family, Mr. and Mrs. McClelland, Bart and Alissa, as you honor and remember your dad, and "Pap-Pap Harry," today.

  • 05/03/2023

    May the Lord bless your family at this time of Pap-pap's homegoing. We shall all meet again because of Jesus' Death, Burial and most importantly His Resurrection!✝️

  • 05/03/2023

    I knew Bud most of my life, his family lived very close to our home and we attended the same church , Greenwood EUB, as young people . When he and Janie married and when I was married we had homes in Greenwood nearby. Bud was a so friendly and warm hearted, he will be missed. Jeanie McMinn

  • 05/02/2023

    When I was hired as Altoona Area School District's Director of Public Relations in 1987, I launched a variety of print publications for the school district, the AAHS Alumni Association and the AASD Foundation. I knew from my days as sports editor of the AAHS Mt. Echo (1965-1967) that Alto Printing was a firm you could count on and they became my printer of choice. Harry was the man to whom I took many jobs over the years at a time when desk top publishing was dramatically changing the way print jobs were being created. He was ALWAYS kind, patient and friendly and he tried to exceed my expectations at every turn. If I had to rank my favorite persons to do business with during my 25-year career, Harry would've been at the top of that list. I also enjoyed seeing Harry and Janie at countless class reunions over the years. If God has need of any publications in heaven, I'm certain Harry and Dutch Reimer and their buddy, Kenny, have been enlisted to assist! I am keeping Harry's family in my thoughts and prayers.


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    May your beautiful memories together provide you comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Steve & Tammy Voeltz

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