GALLITZIN — ARCHEY – Florence M., 94, a resident of the Lutheran Home of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Gallitzin, died Jan. 22, 2013, at the home. Born Oct. 2, 1918, in Gallitzin, daughter of the late John and Margaret (McCartney) Olson. Preceded in death by husband, Philip J., on May 21, 1974; an infant son, Anthony; sisters, Dorothy Templon and Rose Eckenrode; and brother, John. Survived by children, Florence, married to Ronald Kowalczyk, St. Augustine, Fla.; Phyllis, married to Thomas Kippeny, Gallitzin; and Michael, married Vicki Horrax, Cresson; grandchildren, Ron (Teresa) Kowalczyk, Kim (Mark) Decker, Alan (Rebekah) Kippeny, Philip (Hannah) Archey and David (Jillian) Archey; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Dziabo, Gallitzin; also numerous nieces and nephews. Florence worked as an aide at the former Cresson State School and also at Publix Shirt Factory, Gallitzin. She enjoyed bingo and her dog, TT. Member of Retired State Workers, Cresson Senior Citizens and St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant. Committal, St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where vigil service will be held Friday. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to a charity of your choice in Florence’s memory. (www.gibbonsfunerals.com)
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