Hilda Marie Gordon, 92, formerly of Altoona, died at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg on Sunday following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Rudolf and Anna (Schneider) Vorndran. She married Glenn B. Gordon on July 22, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona.
She is survived by three sons: James (Lois) Gordon and John (Shelley) Gordon, both of Altoona, and Stanley (Yvonne) Gordon of Johnstown; three daughters: Joyce (Dave) Paul of East Freedom, Sandra (Thomas) Hughes of Duncansville and Deborah (Guy) Parrish of Dysart. Hilda is also survived by 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Lisa) Vorndran in Texas; sisters: Pauline Marzo, Catherine Vorndran and Christine Betar, all from Altoona; and many nieces and nephews.
Hilda was predeceased by her husband, Glenn, on July 23, 2015; his son, Dennis, on September 13, 2021; brothers, John and Rudolph Vorndran; one sister, Helen Odrechowski; one grandson, Jeffrey Sunderland; and a great-grandson, Thomas Gvozd.
Hilda graduated from Altoona High School and was a life member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona, where she was the Girl Scout troop leader. She was a member of the Bavarian Aid Society, where she served as a waitress for many years, was the club’s first female member, and served as secretary of many bowling leagues for many years. She was also a member of the Unter Uns Society. She enjoyed bowling, board games and cards, doing puzzles, spending time with her family, where she considered all the spouses of children and grandchildren to be her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed her time at Garvey Manor, especially playing bingo there. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Garvey Manor Nursing Home or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona, in memory of Hilda.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral mass for Hilda will be celebrated at 10 am on Wednesday January 5, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona, by Fr. Lubomir Strecok. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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