Regina Marie McDonald

Sept. 11, 1926 - Jan. 11, 2018


Regina Marie McDonald, 91, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Caroline (Sanders) Platt. On June 18, 1947, she married William M. McDonald, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2006.

Surviving are three sons: Dennis (Janet) of Springfield, Va., Stephen (Maureen) of Altoona and Michael (Eva) of New Freedom; a daughter, Diane (Greg) Knisely of Queen; six grandchildren: Alissa Krise, Stephen McDonald Jr., Sean McDonald, Ryan Miller, Colleen Wertz and Heather Saulitis; 11 great-grandchildren: Emilee, Erinn, Charlotte, Brandon, Hope, Alivia, Gracie, Harrison, Shauni, Siarra and Kaylee; and a great-great-granddaughter, Paisley.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory Miller; and two brothers: Paul and Gerald.

Regina was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, a past member of the Columbian Circle and a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and the ARC of Blair County.

She enjoyed playing pinochle, jig saw puzzles and spending time with her great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,

Jan. 14, 2018, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, Father James Dugan celebrant. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

Memorial contributions in Regina’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Christian Mothers, 2716 Broad Ave., Altoona, 16601, or to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 201 Chestnut Ave. Altoona, PA 16601.