Blase Raia obituary and dead, married Brooke Zimmerman cause of death

Blase D. Raia, 39, of Altoona, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Warren W. II and Linda J. (Bowers) Raia. He married Brooke Zimmerman in 2022.

He is survived by a daughter, Blakely; four sons: Blase Jr., Brennan, Kamden, Easton; his parents of Altoona; a grandmother, Christine Raia; two sisters: Yetta Smith and Jolene Betar; two brothers: Warren Raia III and Brad Miller; cousins, uncles and aunts, and nephews and nieces.

Blase graduated from Altoona High School and worked as a locomotive crew leader for Norfolk Southern.

He co-founded the Corona Lock Tree Practice League with his friend, Bob Welsch.

Blase enjoyed motorcycles, drag racing, hunting, bowling, and spending time with his children.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at the Salvation Army Church: 1813 6th Ave. Altoona, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 4 pm with Pastor Larry Fumler.

Cremation service by Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family.

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