Marjorie Louise ‘Marge’ Hartwig

Marjorie Louise “Marge” Hartwig, 92, Altoona, passed away Friday at home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Elsie (Blake) Schilling.

Surviving are two sons: Daniel W. and wife, Sharon, of Whiting, N.J., and Robert D. of Altoona; a granddaughter, Larissa R. and husband, Michael, of Hoboken, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Allen of Union, N.J.; and a brother-in-law, Bernard E. Stoehr of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Hartwig, on March 30, 1977; a sister, Thelma Stoehr; and three brothers: Vernon, Frank Jr. and Alfred Schilling.

Marge was a 1938 graduate of Altoona High School, and she received basic naval training at Hunter College in New York City in June 1943. She served in the U.S. Navy WAVES from June 1943 to October 1945 at Kingsville/Corpus Christi, Texas, and Great Lakes Naval Air Stations as a librarian’s assistant and secretary. She formerly was employed at Sears Sales/Service Office and the Elastic Stop Nut Corp. in the 1960s and Tessler and Weiss Inc., a jewelry company, in the 1970s, all of Union, N.J., and Helen Eliot Candies of Millburn, N.J., in the 1980s.

Marjorie was a former resident of Newark, N.J., from 1945-53, and Union, N.J., from 1953-84, where she raised her family, and a resident of Altoona for the past 28 years. She was a past member of Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J., Second Presbyterian Church and Orchard Park Alliance Church, both of Union, N.J., and Altoona Alliance Church and First Baptist Church of Altoona, and she was a current member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg.

Marjorie was a Cub Scout den mother for the Bobcat Scout Pack and a devotional leader of Church Women United at Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church. Later she served as president of the Women’s Missionary Prayer Fellowship of Orchard Park Alliance Church in Union, N.J. She enjoyed gardening, reading classic European and American literature and traveling around the United States and Europe.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Mark Brown officiating, assisted by the Revs. David Ervine, Kim Swindell and Robert Wharton, Dr. Charles Kiolski and Dr. Scott Borderud.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie’s name to the Children’s Home, Bhogpur, India, c/o PCA Mission to the World, P.O. Box 116284, Atlanta, GA 30368; or Child Evangelism Fellowship of South Central Pennsylvania, 1616C E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.