Alice R. Black, 97, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at Ohesson Manor.
Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Luella (Huber) Rowland.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Romaine Bennett, and brother, John Rowland.
She is survived by: her husband, Donald H. Black, of Lewistown, married 64 years; children, Timothy H. Black and wife, Paulette, of Lewistown, Joyce E. Black, of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Adam Black, Seth Black and wife, Anjelica; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet Pudliner, of Johnstown.
She was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church, Lewistown Women’s Club, the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council, the Mifflin County Library Book Club, and the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary.
Alice was a graduate of Johnstown High School and then attended the University of Pittsburgh before earning a nursing degree from the Duke University School of Nursing.
She worked as an RN at Conemaugh Valley Hospital and then the Red Cross Blood Mobile in Johnstown, before coming to the Lewistown Hospital. After retirement, she worked at the Dialysis Center in Lewistown.
Alice was a woman of many talents, gifted in both sewing and needlework. She played the bass violin in her high school orchestra and the piano throughout her life. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and listening to music. An enthusiastic traveler, she made sure to see all 50 states, toured across Europe, and even visited the Soviet Union.
The family will receive friends and family from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., with Rev. Robert Zorn officiating.
Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions in Alice’s name may be made to: American Red Cross, Blood Services, 250 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904.
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American Red Cross, Blood Services
250 Jari Drive, Johstown PA 15904