Cora Mae (Dean) Wolf

Cora Mae (Dean) Wolf, 70, Altoona, died Friday at Valley View Health and Rehabili-tation Center after a short battle with cancer.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Jr. and Lola (Lear) Dean. She married Edward S. Wolf, and he died June 19, 1991.

Surviving are a sister, Phyllis Francis; and a niece and nephews, Lisa Modico, John Kutz and Anthony Augustine, whom she treated as if they were her own. She was also a “great” great-aunt to Joseph and Mary Kathryn Modico.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Thomas Dean III, in October 2004.

Cora was a 1961 graduate of Altoona High School. She spent her life in the restaurant business, most recently in Huntingdon where she owned the Penn Street Cafe and Cora and Ed’s Cafe. After retirement, she worked in the Altoona Area School District cafeteria. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ.

Cora enjoyed spending time with her family, and she loved her basset hounds, Bonnie, Gabriel and Rachel.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, by Pastor Wayne Ayer. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, for Relay For Life of Central Blair, Team Wolf Pack.