Eleanor Elizabeth Hancock

May 31, 1932 - Dec. 5, 2017

Eleanor Elizabeth Hancock, 85, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tues-day in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert Lee Hancock and Grace Katherine Walls.

Surviving are a sister, M. Jane Hancock of Harrison-burg, Va.; a nephew, David DeAngelis of Ruckersville, Va.; a niece, Elizabeth DeAngelis of Harrisonburg, Va.; three great-nieces: Danielle Aliff of Harrison-burg, Va., Patricia Aliff of Beulaville, N.C., and Samantha DeAngelis of Front Royal, Va.; and two great-great-nephews: Caleb Tipton and Kobe Shifflett, both of Harrisonburg, Va.

Eleanor graduated from Altoona High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University and a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. She retired after 31 years of teaching third grade at Curtin Ele-mentary School, Altoona.

She enjoyed her family, traveling, following college football, the NFL and golf. She was an avid skier, and she also enjoyed helping others.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 8, 2017, at the chapel at Alto-Reste Park, the Rev. Doug Gochenour officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.