Patricia D. Gearhart

Patricia D. Gearhart, 85, Altoona, passed away Thursday morning at Altoona Regional.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of James Wilson and Anna (Lutz) Drenning. She married William C. Gearhart Jr. on June 9, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., and he died Jan. 5, 1999.

Surviving are three sons: Rock of Altoona, Mitchell of Tampa, Fla., and Curt of Altoona; a daughter, Lize Csrnko of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Patricia was a graduate of Grier School. She was a member of the Altoona Bridge Club and the Altoona Women’s Club, and she enjoyed bridge, cooking and the Altoona Area Public Library.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will follow at 9 p.m. in Stevens Memorial Chapel.

The family requests that donations be made to the Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, in memory of Patricia.