Patricia L. DeAntonis, 85, Altoona, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of Leo A. and Audrey N. (Dibert) Schmidhammer. She married John R. DeAntonis on Aug. 28, 1971. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2011.
She is survived by two sisters: Marjorie Poske of Altoona and Norma (Ed) Pierson in Georgia; two brothers: Robert (Patti) Schmidhammer of Rochester, N.Y., and Dr. James (Mary Sue) Schmidhammer of Farragut, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Smith.
Patricia was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
She retired in 1988 as a registered nurse from the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
She was a graduate of Altoona High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
Patricia was a member of American Nurses Association, Horseshow Seniors and Blair Seniors.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 13, 2013, in the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.