Jesse A. Waite

September 4, 1969 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 51)

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Jesse A. Waite, 51, of Altoona, Pa, died at 12:55 pm, Sunday, January 17, 2021 at UPMC-Altoona, after a brief illness.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pa on September 4, 1969, son of the late Eric and Ladonna (Dorko) Waite.

Jesse was a graduate if Punxutany High School and Hiram G, Andrews Center, Johnstown. He was a member of the Center for Independent Living. He was a volunteer at Altoona Community Theatre and Altoona Library. Skilled at Karate, juggling, a magician and a yo-yo master. Jesse always wanted to entettain Generous. Jesse kept the Eleventh Street Towers in magazine subscriptions. A giant heart he was ready to help, ready with a joke to catch your smile. An inquiring mind: sharing the “facts” and detail of TV shows, world “wonders.” Apassion for cult movies like Vincent Price classics was enriched for him on his trips to Los Angeles where he reveled in behind – the – scenes – magic when touring the Universal Strudios back-lot-sets. He will be missed by his family and community.

Jesse is survived by 3 siblings James Waite, of Punxsutany, Pa, Cheryl Holmes, of Lebanon, Pa; and Whitney Basinger, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, Pa; Jesse is also survived by 6 aunts and uncles and 9 cousins and 2 nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held a later date.

Contributions in memory of Jesse may be made to the “Jesse Waite Memorial” at the Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania (CILSCPA) 3013 Beale Ave Suite B102 Altoona, Pa.  

Due to COVID – 19 restrictions, there will be no visitation or services.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home 1222 – 13th Ave Altoona, Pa 16601

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