Hilda Marie Gordon
July 29, 1929 – Jan. 2, 2022
Hilda Marie Gordon, 92, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Rudolf and Anna (Schneider) Vorndran. She married Glenn B. Gordon on July 22, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona.
She is survived by three sons: James (Lois) Gordon and John (Shelley) Gordon, both of Altoona, and Stanley (Yvonne) Gordon of Johnstown; three daughters: Joyce (Dave) Paul of East Freedom, Sandra (Thomas) Hughes of Duncansville and Deborah (Guy) Parrish of Dysart. Hilda is also survived by 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Lisa) Vorndran in Texas; sisters: Pauline Marzo, Catherine Vorndran and Christine Betar, all of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Gordon.
Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, on July 23, 2015; her son, Dennis, on Sept. 13, 2021; brothers, John and Rudolph Vorndran; a sister, Helen Odrechowski; a grandson, Jeffrey Sunderland; and a great-grandson, Thomas Gvozd.
Hilda graduated from Altoona High School and was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona, where she was a Girl Scout troop leader. She was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society, where she was a waitress for many years, was the first female member of the club and was secretary for many of the bowling leagues for many years. She was also a member of the Unter Uns Society. She enjoyed bowling, playing board games and cards, doing jigsaw puzzles, spending time with her family, where she considered all the children’s and grandchildren’s spouses to be her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her time at Garvey Manor, especially playing bingo there. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Garvey Manor Nursing Home or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Altoona, in memory of Hilda.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass for Hilda will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona, by Fr. Lubomir Strecok. Committal will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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