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Pauline E. Maier

March 2, 1931 - Sept. 9, 2016

Pauline E. Maier, 85, Altoona, passed away Friday at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Banko) Prugar-Bodziak.


Surviving are four children: Mary Rouzer (Joe) of Altoona, Paul (Regina) Maier in Florida, Patricia Reese (Jim) of Tyrone, and Elizabeth Maier of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Crystal, Matthew, Michael, Meghan, Jessica, Jamie and James; a great-grandson, Isaac; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four siblings: Walter, Joseph and Peter Prugar and Nellie Pacovsky.


Pauline was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School. She worked all of her life. She especially enjoyed working at the PRR Bunk House and, after retiring, being a senior citizen grandmother and a companion volunteer. She was a former member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Altoona.


To honor Pauline’s wishes, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.


Donations in memory of Pauline may be given to St. Mark’s People Helping People, 416 6th Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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