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Isabelle C. ‘Belle’ Suchta

Feb. 11, 1922 – Dec. 28, 2014

Isabelle C. "Belle" Suchta, 92, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Lilly, daughter of Anthony and Jennie (Martino) Bellizia. She married George Suchta on Aug. 31, 1950, and he died Nov. 15, 2009.

Surviving are a sister, Gloria Dunio; a brother, Tom (Carole) Bellizia; two brothers-in-law: Steve (Mary Ann) Suchta and Joseph Suchta; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Tony; and two sisters: Viola Orlando and Lucille Bellizia.

Belle was a 1940 graduate of Altoona High School and a graduate of Adele Allen Beauty School. She served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital apprentice first class during WWII. She worked as a hairdresser for Gable's, Herbert and Helen's, and Cristi's Styling Salon. She was a member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, and she enjoyed polka dancing.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church by Father D. Timothy Grimme. Committal will be at Calvary Mausoleum with military honors accorded by the U.S. Navy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Therese of the Child Jesus or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.