Mary Charlotte McCall

Mary Charlotte McCall, 79, Altoona, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Charles A. and Mary Catherine (Robine) McCall, the youngest of their five children.

Surviving are two daughters: Monique of Lambertville, N.J., and Michelle of Oakland, Calif.; a son-in-law, John Petach; a granddaughter, Rachael Petach (Steve Quested); a brother, Charles R. “Bob” McCall; a sister-in-law, Shirley (Luke) McCall of Chesterton, Ind.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Jeanne Donnelly and DeLellis Milliron; a brother, Raymond McCall; and a daughter, Christina Hughes Purcell.

Charlotte was a beautiful, eclectic and creative soul who loved her family and friends with all of her heart. Her lifelong passion for collecting antiques and unique items created a home that was warm, interesting and inviting. Spending time sitting on her back porch chatting over coffee or tea is a memory that many will treasure. She also enjoyed walking in the neighborhood that she loved with her dog, Maggie, and chatting with neighbors.

Generous, social and gregarious, she had friends and acquaintances from all facets of her life, who are now sharing in the grief of her passing.

A celebration of her life will be held among friends and family. All are invited to recognize her passing in their own way in the meantime. At the request of the deceased, there will be no formal service.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.