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Irene c. (Buckrop) Racz

March 15, 1948 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 69)

Irene C. “Renie” (Buckrop) Racz 69, Ashville formerly of Gallitzin died December 30, 2017 at her home. Born March 15, 1948 in Altoona the daughter of the late Mahlon and Betty (McTague) Buckrop. Preceded in death by her step-father, Gene Albright granddaughter, Esther Racz, Great-Granddaughter Olivia, brothers Allan and Carl. Survived by children; Joseph (Lynn) – Ashville, Amy Callahan – Ashville; Paula Yingling – Ashville and Mary (Gerald) Smithbower – St. Cloud, FL, grandchildren; Amanda Riddle, Michael (Christina) Racz, Adam Riddle, Emma Racz, Nathan, Grace, and Hope Callahan, Chelsea and Lee Jr. Yingling, Kristian (Garrett) Weimer and Margaret Smithbower, great-grandchildren, Brandon, Skyler, Harlie, Joseph Amelia, Audrey, Quinn, Lauren and Katherine Lee. Owner and operator of a personal care facility for many years. A 1966 graduate of Altoona High School. Irene was # 1 grandma to her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Private visitation at the convenience of the family. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin the Rev. Albert Ledoux celebrant. Committal St. Patrick Cemetery, Gallitzin. Arrangements by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin, PA 16641. The family suggest donations be made to American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society in Irene’s name.


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