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December 28, 1918 — September 14, 2017

Anna M. Chonko, 98, Altoona, passed into the arms of our Lord and joined her husband, Andrew, in eternal peace on Thursday evening at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after an extensive battle with dementia.

She was born in Glen White, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Guza) Mishock. On June 11, 1955, she married Andrew Chonko, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1991.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Carey and husband, Jack, with whom she resided; a grandson, John Carey and wife, Lyndsey; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Rhodes and husband, Dustin. Ever cherished in her heart are three great-grandchildren: Kadyn Parker Carey, Andrea Joann Rhodes and Jonah Michael Carey. Also surviving are a sister, Helen Knee; and three sisters-in-law: Ann Mishock, Stasia Mishock and Irene Mishock.

She was preceded in death by six brothers: John, Michael, George, Edward, Joseph and Andrew; and a sister, Elizabeth.

Anna retired from GTE Sylvania after 38 years of service.

She loved to bake, cook, read, travel and socialize with all who visited her. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her three great-grandchildren. Anna touched many hearts in her 98 years of life.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona, Father L’ubomir J. Strecok celebrant.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)


1204 17th street, Altoona, PA 16601

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Funeral Mass

Monday, September 18, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

511 20th St, Altoona, PA 16602

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