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Official Obituary of

Edward James Nale

February 21, 1947 ~ August 25, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Edward Nale Obituary

Edward James Nale, 75, of Ringtown, passed away Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at his residence.

Ed was born in Altoona on February 21, 1947, a son of the late Vivian (Logan) and Paul Nale.

After high school, he joined the Unites States Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam.  He was stationed aboard the USS Intrepid, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one campaign star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Navy Commendation Ribbon.  Ed was proud to be a member if the USS Intrepid Former Crew Members Association.

He had a passion for hunting, fishing and camping.  Prior to his passing, he worked for United Metals, the Dutch Kitchen, and Berger and Sons HVAC.

Ed was preceded in death by brothers George and Raymond Nale, a sister Judy Wise and a step son, Craig Wise.

Ed is survived by his best friend, and ex-spouse, Tina Nale, along with sisters Vivian Burley of Virginia; Pat Carlheim and Deb Fleck, both of Altoona; Paula Sprow, Florida; and Cindy Baker of Harrisburg.

Also surviving are step-sons, Mark Wise and his wife Mary Agnes of Pottsville and Steven Wise with his companion Patricia Strong of Mississippi.  Grandchildren, Samantha Wise, Darian Wise and Dennis Wise, a great granddaughter, Violet Wise along with nieces and nephews.  He also leaves behind a daughter, Mechele Albright of Allentown, and his best friend of over 60 years, Jim Moyer of Altoona.

Ed will be laid to rest at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, following private family services which will be provided by the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Inc., Ringtown.   More information is available at


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