Irene Michener Altizer age 97 of Hopwood passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 12, 2021. She was born on March 5, 1924.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Michener and Mary Martin Michener, sisters Ruth Hilling and Hazel Gallo, and her loving husband of 71 years Preston E. Altizer.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Carol Burkey and husband Randy of Niles, Ohio, daughter Lynn Abraham of Hopwood, grandchildren Amy Cummings of Hopwood, David Dubbs and wife Holly of Nashville, Tennessee, Timothy Abraham of Salisbury, Pa, and Kristen Skaricich and husband Rob of Hubbard, Ohio. Also surviving are Great Grandchildren Ryan and Cody Cummings of Hopwood, Pa, Crew Dubbs and Morgan Udell of Nashville, Tennessee, Timothy and Emily Abraham of Salisbury, Pa, and Aaron and Andrew Skaricich of Hubbard Ohio.
Irene attended South Union High School where she was in orchestra, played violin, was a majorette, and marched with the school band and sang in the school choir.
Irene married Preston E. Altizer of Hopwood in 1944 at the Hopwood United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir for many years. She also sang in quarters with her husband and later in nursing homes. She was a member of the Hopwood, Brownfield United Methodist Church Kitchen Band.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Uniontown Hospital and Amedisys Home Health Care.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Wednesday December 15, 2021 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday December 16, 2021 in the Hopwood United Methodist Church from 10:30am to 11:30am the hour of the service with Pastor Diane Olson officiating the service. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery in Brownfield, Pa.
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