Kenneth Alt

Obituary of Kenneth E. Alt

Smethport – Pastor Kenneth E. Alt went home to be with the Lord whom he faithfully served in ministry for 58 years on Tuesday March 15, 2022.

He was born December 27, 1946 in Madisonville, PA, the son of Kenneth and Ruth Sachse Alt.

He graduated from North Pocono High School, Moscow, PA in 1965.  He graduated from Practical Bible School , located in Johnson City, NY in 1968, and from Calvary Bible College located in Kansas City, MO in 1970.  He was ordained in the ministry by the Tiago Christian Conference in 1970.  

On August 2, 1968, in Hamlin, PA, he married Elizabeth Williams, who survives.

Kenneth pastored West Clarksville Baptist Church in West Clarksville, NY from 1970 to 1975.  While there, he taught Bible at Mount  Echo Bible School in Great Valley, NY.   He pastored the Regular Baptist Church in Smethport, PA from 1975 to 1990.  While there he started Smethport Calvary Academy,  served on Council of Ten for the PA Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and was chairman of P.A.R.B.C. Sports Jamboree.  From 1990-1991 he  taught Bible at Upper Bucks Academy in Quakertown, PA.  From 1992 to 2017 he pastored Dora Evangelical Church in Punxsutawney, PA , retiring in 2017.  He also pulpit supplied in many area churches after retirement.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by:

Three sons:  Daniel (Delcie) Alt of Clearfield, PA, David Alt of Manhattan, KS, and Dennis (Robin) Alt of Steamboat Springs, CO

One granddaughter:  McLain Alt of Clearfield, PA

Two grandsons:  Benton & Levi Alt of Manhattan, KS

Siblings:  Richard & Sharon Alt of Johnson City, NY, Curtis & Patricia Alt of Dallas, PA, Romayne Covey of Madisonville, PA, Joan Blumer of Monroe, NC, Gloria & Michael Perna of The Villages, FL, and Kathryn & Richard Malcolm of Largo, FL

Along with 37 nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by brothers Ronald & Paul Alt, sisters Jeanette Slesh & Noreen Johnson, and brothers in law James Blumer, Ray Covey, and William Johnson.

A memorial service for Kenneth will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022,  at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, PA with the Rev. Max Simms and Rev. David Ford, co-officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Jefferson County, 104 West Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767.  Online condolences may be made at 


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


Memorial services

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hilltop Baptist Church
Rt. 646
Gifford, Pennsylvania, United States
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