Irene L. Solensky

Feb. 11, 1929 – April 18, 2013

Irene L. Solensky, 84, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Altoona Regional.

She was born in Beccaria, daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine (Greshak) Popyack. She married Edmund “Amos” Solensky on Nov. 4, 1950, and he died June 29, 2001.

Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Sassano and husband, Ronald, of Altoona and their children, Michele and Michael; a son, Larry and wife, Beth, of Patton and their children, Jamin, Elle and Ben; two sisters: Margaret and Catherine; and three brothers: Martin, Edward and Francis.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Ann and Mary; and three brothers: Joseph, Andrew “Lefty” and Leonard.

Irene was a graduate of Beccaria Township High School. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and a member of Christian Mothers. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Committal will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Ramey.