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Obituary for Patricia Ann "Patty" Smith

Patricia (Patty) Ann Smith, 86, of Altoona, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022 at UPMC, Altoona.

She was born March 30, 1936, in Altoona; a daughter of the late Carl John and Rose Elizabeth (Rice) Ruckinger. On August 9, 2003, she married Paul E. Smith who preceded her in death in 2004.

Patty worked as a Home Health Aid for several years. She was a kind hearted person who truly loved helping people, which made her great at her job. She grew up in the Catholic Church and attended Our Lady of Lourdes church, in Altoona.

Some of her hobbies included: gardening, planting, knitting, sewing, swimming, roller skating, and taking pictures. She also had a soft spot in her heart for animals, she always had several cats to love and care for. Patty was the matriarch of her family, she was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was taking care of them and making so many wonderful memories together. She will be cherished and missed by so many.

Surviving are her two children; David Hoover (Kelly) of Mechanicsburg and Rosanne Ingram of Altoona; Stepson, Alan Smith (Donna); eight grandchildren, Abigail, Nathaniel, Madeline, Annabelle, Chandra, Caitlin (John), Mason, and Cylie; two great grandchildren, Rowan and Hayden; three brothers, Michael, Donald, and Carl “Sonny” (Donna), her first husband Wallace Ingram (Lois), also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her 2nd husband Frances Hoover; her son, Joseph Ingram; sister, Joan Fredrick and a sister-in-law, Nora Ruckinger. She was also preceded in death by several wonderful cats she had throughout her life.

Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Good Funeral Home, 108 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601. The funeral service will begin at noon. Interment will be held at Alto Reste Park, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Second Chance Strays Cat Rescue and Cafe, 507 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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