Therese M. McClain, 82, Altoona, died Wednesday at Altoona Regional after a brief illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of Sigmund and Rose (Pokorny) Jorkasky. She married Charles McClain on April 15, 1950, and he died Nov. 23, 2006.
Surviving are a daughter, Colleen (Kenn) Marshall of Etters; a son, Michael (Amanda) of Altoona; two grandchildren: Matt (Krissy) Marshall of Mechanicsburg and Megan Marshall of Etters; and three sisters: Helen Benton and Dorothy Sagaities, both of Hollidaysburg, and Phyllis Maniglia of Carneys Point, N.J.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Patricia Wertner and Marie O'Leary.
Therese was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School. She retired from the Hollidaysburg Area School District as a secretary. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona, and she enjoyed aqua aerobics at The Summit, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church by the Rev. Carl A. Spishak. Entombment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Therese's memory to the American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, for Making Strides against Breast Cancer.