Dorcas N. Quarello

Oct. 1, 1926 - Jan. 8, 2018

Dorcas N. Quarello, 91, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Bedford County, daughter of the late Harvey A. and Martha M. (Harbaugh) Whitaker. On Jan. 28, 1946, she married Robert C. Quarello in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1991.

Surviving are a son, Donald E. Quarello of Camp Hill; two grandsons: Gregory S. Quarello and Brad A. Quarello; a granddaughter, Laura D. (Quarello) Shank, M.D. and husband, the Rev. Jeremy D. Shank; two great-granddaughters: Abigail G. and Sara F. Shank; and Judy K. Quarello of Mechanicsburg.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Maizie A. Whitaker and Norma P. Whitaker; and a brother, Sewell “Buck” Whitaker.

Dorcas was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School, and she was a member of the Alumni Association.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona; an original member of Bethany Lutheran Couples Class; an honorary member of Horseshoe Drifters Camping Club; and a member of National Campers and Hikers Association.

She enjoyed flower gardening, crossword puzzles, photography, country music and country music concerts.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, Pastor Drew McCaffery officiating. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.

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