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1935 MARY LOUISE 2018


January 11, 1935 — November 3, 2018

Mary Louise Massar, 83, Altoona, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Bill and Katie M. Kane. On Dec. 22, 1952, she married John M.  “Jack" Massar in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are her husband, Jack;  two daughters: Debra A. Smith and Traci L. (Frank) Pruyn; a son, David A. Massar; eight grandchildren: Jeffrey Smith, Amy Houghtaling, Christian Ross, Scott Massar, Kelli Singer, Brent Massar, Shawn Massar and Dan Pruyn; 14 great-grandchildren; and three brothers: John Kane, Tom Kane and Chuck Kane.

She was preceded in death by her two siblings: Pete Kane and Sis Nagle; and a son-in-law, Dean Smith.

She was a 1952 graduate of Altoona High School and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Auxiliary.

Louise was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan as well as a fan of all Bishop Guilfoyle sports teams. She was very proud that her eight grandchildren graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle. She enjoyed playing cards in various card clubs.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Father James Dugan, celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the Elevator Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2716 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.


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