Beryl L. Focht

June 13, 1926 Oct. 4, 2013

Beryl L. Focht, 87, Altoona, passed away Friday evening at her residence.

She was born in Duncansville, daughter of Frank and Sara (Knee) Yeckley. She married Robert R. Focht on June 13, 1943. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1996, after having shared 52 years of marriage.

Surviving are two daughters: Joanne Stitt and husband, Paul, in New Jersey and Judy Smith and husband, Terry, of Newry; a son, Dennis R. and wife, Eileen, of Duncansville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons: Ashley Clay Focht and Joshua Paul Stitt.

Beryl was a 1943 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and a member of the National Honor Society.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foot of Ten Independent Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. by Pastor David Huston. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in care of the family for Justin Smith, who is serving the Lord in East Asia.

Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.