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Julie Ann Gottshall

September 24, 1960 — January 11, 2015

"No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven's glories shine, And Faith shines equal, arming me from Fear." by Emily Bronte Julie Ann Gottshall, 54, of Llyswen, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. Born in Long Beach, California, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann (Malec) Gottshall. She is survived by her parents; a brother: Jonathan Gottshall and wife Emily of Altoona; a sister: Jennifer Melbinger and husband Timothy of Hollidaysburg; three nieces: Allison Melbinger and Lydia and Eleanor Gottshall; two nephews: Nathan Melbinger and Harrison Gottshall; three aunts: Judith Richardson, Peggy Doyle, and Cynthia Hurt; two uncles: Harvey Gottshall and Dr. Tom Malec; numerous cousins; and her beloved cat: Bartholomew, "Mew". She was a 1978 graduate of Altoona High School, the Altoona School of Commerce, and the California State University at Fullerton, where she received a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Library Science. She worked as a legal secretary and later as a paralegal, and was a valued and esteemed employee of McQuaide Blasko in Hollidaysburg. An avid reader and published author of the book "The Inn at Minnow Creek", Julie was held in high esteem by all who knew and worked with her professionally. She was a cherished, beloved, kind and generous daughter, sister and aunt. Julie will be greatly missed by all. Family and friends will be received from noon until the 1 PM memorial mass, Tuesday, January 20 at St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 2301 5th Street, Altoona, 16601, with Father D. Timothy Grimme officiating. Inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA at https://www.aspca.org/donate.
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