Joan M. Georgiana

Joan M. Georgiana, 50, Altoona, died Monday at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Richard and Elayne (Brannigan) Gooderham. She married Martin D. Georgiana on Nov. 29, 1980, in Altoona.

Surviving are her husband; her parents of Altoona; a son, Adam and wife, Amy, of Duncansville and their children, Jesse and Nicolas; three sisters: Cathy Schimminger (Mark) of Altoona, Peggy Karnes (Bill) of Altoona and Sharon Blair (Greg) of Reading; four brothers-in-law: Jim Georgiana (Cheryl) of Duncansville, Vince Georgiana (Mary Lou) of Altoona, Dan Georgiana (Kirsten) of Mechanicsburg and John Georgiana (Lisa) of Hollidaysburg; a cousin, Kim Basal (Charlie) of Ashville; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Alma Brannigan.

Joan was a 1980 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and received a degree in computer programming from Penn State University. She was employed by M&T Bank as a vice president in Central Technology. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and was very active with the Bishop Guilfoyle Alumni Association.

Joan enjoyed shopping, spending time with family and friends and gardening with her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the church by Father Brian Saylor. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bishop Guilfoyle Spirit Scholarship, 2400 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, in honor of Joan (Gooderham) Georgiana.

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.