Irene Fischer

April 19, 1927 – Feb. 19, 2021

Irene Fischer, 93, of Altoona, died Friday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Gladys J. (Kinney) Gable.

She married Donald

Martin Fischer Sr. on

Sept. 10, 1946, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He preceded her in death Jan. 29, 2006.

She retired in 1992 as a clerk at Hills Department Store, Altoona, with 15 years of service.

She attended St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Altoona.

Irene was a 1945 graduate of Altoona High School. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and arts and crafts.

Irene is survived by four children: Mary A. Lumadue, Donald M. (Bette) Fischer Jr., both of Altoona, Patricia J. (Jim) Stoy of Fredericksburg, Va., and David Russell (Linda) Fischer of Altoona; a sister, Laura Eastock of New Castle; a half brother, Robert Rehrer of Ashville, N.C, a half sister, Nancy Gable of Imler; a half brother, William Gable of Bedford; and a half brother, Carl Rehrer of Fayeteville, N.C. Irene is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Sydney Johnson, Brian Schneider, Allison Fischer, Hunter Wayland, Heidi Wayland, Kaila Burgess, Kyle Grant, Caden Cassidy, Dominic Ianuzzi, Adelia Ianuzzi, Morgan Stasko, Austin Stoy and Aubrey Stoy; and three great-grandchildren: Olivia Schneider, Ryland Embry and Abigail Embry.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Gable; stepsister, Madeline Garman; and half brothers: Robert Gable, James Gable, John Gable and William Rehrer.

At Irene’s request, there will be no visitation or service.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Altoona.