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Loretta A., 98, a resident of Hillview Nursing Home, Altoona, formerly of Patton, died July 15, 2017, at Hillview. Born June 23, 1919, in Patton, daughter of the late Vincent and Della (McConnell) Bender. Preceded in death by husband, Earl in 1962; brothers, John, Daniel "Yank," Charles "Red," and Earl; and sisters, Catherine Long and Geraldine Neibauer. Survived by niece and goddaughter, Della Gens (Gary) of Patton; special great-niece, Lisa Kubalek (Jeff) of Patton; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Last member of her immediate family. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. Member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, by Benedictine Fathers. Committal, St. Mary/St. George Cemetery, Patton. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, Pa 16613. (www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com)
Published on July 16, 2017
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