Jeffrey L. Piper

11/30/1953 - 01/29/2021


Obituary For Jeffrey L. Piper

Jeffrey L. Piper
Nov. 30, 1953-Jan. 29, 2021

Jeffrey L. Piper, 67, of Altoona, passed away Friday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, the son of Doris L. (Lukehart) Piper and Donald F. Piper. He was a 1971 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. Jeff retired after serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, music and loved watching football, baseball and NASCAR. Jeff was employed by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home. He is survived by three children, Todd Piper and wife, Elisa, of Citrus Heights, CA, Christopher Piper and wife, Kristina, of San Diego, CA, and Brianna Piper Dahlstrom, of Spokane, WA; 8 grandchildren; two brothers: Rick Piper and wife, Irene, of Port Gamble, WA, Gary Piper of East Freedom, sister, Cheryl Smith and husband, Kevin, of Bothell, WA; and his stepmother, Jean Piper of Duncansville; aunts: Donna Shultz and husband, Roy of Hollidaysburg and Gloria Lukehart of Penacock, NH; nieces, nephews, cousins, and special neighbor, “Super Dave” Wilt. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ronnie, his fiancé Barbara Falls, and several aunts and uncles.
Jeff was a kind-hearted person who loved his family very much. Those who knew Jeff knew he loved to laugh and enjoyed sharing stories.
A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In remembrance of Jeff, donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY, 10163, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516, or the Central PA Humane Society, 1837 East Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA, 16602.
Arrangements are being handled by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA.
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 01/24/2022

    Went looking for Jeff, a friend ,Coast Guard buddy, a person with a gift that only the closest knew about and found this. I'll always remember Jeff's calm nature, competitive spirit and how he trashed me on the ping pong table. Missing Jeff Mike Davis

  • 02/04/2021

    On my way home from work I would stop to say hi to Jeff if he was outside doing landscaping at the funeral home. He was always smiling and enjoying life. I sorry to hear of his passing. Dave Vogel

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