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Mary J. Repko

May 8, 1927 — January 26, 2021

Mary J. Repko, 93, went to her eternal reward at Garvey Manor.  She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late David L. and Mary (Horvath) Bartlebaugh.  She married Earl G. Repko on September 18, 1948, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata.  He preceded her in death on December 4, 2001.

Surviving are 5 sons, Ronald G., Robert M. “Rob” (Patty), and Larry E. (Linda) all of Altoona, Raymond T. (Shelda), of Queen, and Joseph A. (Tammy), of East Freedom; 9 grandchildren, Chad Repko (Kate), of Colorado, Mandy Kosmann, of Altoona, Loren Repko, of Altoona, Cortney Diehl (Steve), of Altoona, Lindsay Repko (Stephen Holland), of California, Abby DeRubeis (Jonathan), of Hollidaysburg, Zachory Repko (Rachel), of East Freedom, and Matthew Repko (Jessie), of East Freedom, and Shelby Frick (Pete), of Palmyra, NY; 8 great grandchildren, Madison, Zaylee, and Watson Repko, Evelyn and William Frick, Leanna Kosmann, and Carson and Colin Diehl.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and David Bartlebaugh, and two sisters, Ruth Bell and Marjorie Bruno.

Mrs. Repko was a homemaker, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary (UTU).  She was a 1945 graduate of Altoona High School.  She enjoyed cooking and crocheting, including making “Angels for Hope” for people who are sick, depressed, or grieving.

At Mrs. Repko’s request, there will be no public Viewing.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, January 29, at 10am. with the Rev. Ronald Osinski celebrant.  Covid-19 protocols will be in place, including mandatory masking and social distancing.  Committal will be private at Grandview Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., Juniata.  

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Garvey Manor Nursing Home 1037  Logan Blvd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

         “To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me,” (author unknown)

“When I am gone, release me, let me go.  I have so many things to see and do.  You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.  Be happy that we had so many years.  I gave to you my love.  You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.”“I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled alone.  So grieve for a while for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust.”“It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart.  I won’t be far away, for life goes on.  So if you need me, call, and I will come.”“Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near, and if you listen with all your heart, you’ll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.  And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile, and say, “Welcome home.’”

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