Joanne Kathleen Bittner, 59, Altoona, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at UPMC Altoona.
She was born on July 6, 1961, in Altoona, the daughter of Shirley Romayne Markel and the late Kenneth Leroy Bittner Sr.
Surviving are three children: Jona Romayne Bittner, Marlena Nicole Pendleton and Mychal Othell Pendleton Sr., all of Altoona; six grandchildren: Kane Watt, Raiden Watt, Jude Watt, Mychal Pendleton Jr., Malayna Pendleton and Maddex Pendleton; her mother of Altoona; two brothers: Kenneth Bittner Jr. in Maryland and Timothy Bittner Sr. of Altoona; and one sister, Donna Banks of Altoona.
Ms. Bittner was a 1979 graduate of Altoona Area High School and received her certified nursing assistant certification from Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center in 1994. She worked as a CNA for the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home with 25 years of service.
Joan enjoyed working and playing bingo. She loved listening to music, playing games and reading.
A private family service will be held at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602; or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.
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