Joyce Elaine (Rudy) Lamertina, 77, of Altoona, passed away Saturday evening at her daughter’s residence. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late Samuel R. and Stella A (Williams) Rudy.
Surviving are a daughter, Kim M. Lamertina (Robert Hoover Jr.) of Altoona; a granddaughter, Jessica A. Langer (Brian Lear) of Altoona; three great grandchildren: Owen Rockne Miller, Billie Rae Burket, Braydon S. Strunk and another great grandchild due in April, all of Altoona; three sisters: Jean Stuckey of Hollidaysburg, Mary Jane Rickabaugh (John) and Deborah Garber (Todd) all of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her former husband, William Lamertina Sr.; a son, William Lamertina Jr.; a granddaughter, Crystal M. Langer; three brothers: Samuel Rudy Jr., Gerald Rudy and William Rudy; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Stuckey.
She was a 1961 graduate of Altoona High School.
Joyce retired from Valley View Home as an Administrative Assistant following twenty years’ service. She was previously employed for eight years at D&M Linen and Lamertina Produce for over ten years.
She enjoyed reading, going to and holding yard-sales, puzzles, extreme couponing, spending time with her family and her kitty, “Gracie.”
A private viewing and funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Duane J. Coy officiating.
Interment will be made at Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona.
Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations please be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 198, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
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