July 10, 1943 - May 16, 2011
Mary M. Fochler, 67, Altoona Center for Nursing Care, died Monday at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus, after an extended illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Maude (Hughes) Sweitzer. She married the late Leo Fochler.
Surviving are two sons: Scott Walk (Brenda) of Loretto and Bill Walk of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Cindy Walk and Tammy Davis, both of Altoona; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers: Joseph and Robert Sweitzer, both of Altoona; a sister, Betty Jane Parisi of Altoona; and her former spouse, Ernest Walk of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Walk; and two brothers: Thomas and Richard Sweitzer.
Mary enjoyed playing poker with family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona (www.stevensmortuary.com). A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Douglas R. McGaffin. Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.