Carol Jo Sicheneder

Carol Jo Sicheneder, 69, Altoona, passed away Saturday at Altoona Regional.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph R. and Cecilia (Lascoli) Pompa Prosperi. Her husband, Robert R. Sicheneder, preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2012.

She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Jo (Kenneth) Hofer of Duncansville; a daughter-in-law, Peg Sicheneder of Seagrove, N.C.; and two grandchildren: Nicholas Joseph and Kayla Quinn Hofer.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph R.; and a sister, Donna Jean Pompa.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church where she was a religious education teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Choir Member, and on the Church Decorating Committee.

Carol Jo was a 1962 graduate of Altoona High School and of a cosmetology school. She was a previous owner and vice president of Pruonto’s Hair Design Institute and Beauty School of Cosmetology and was a cosmetology instructor and supervisor. She was lovingly known to all as Mrs. S. She touched so many lives as an educator and mentor by leading by example and compassion.

She enjoyed spending time with family, crafts and decorating.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Mark’s Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In memory of Carol Jo, contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Ste. 101, Altoona, PA 16601; or to the American Cancer Society, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.