Regina M. "Jeannie" Yorgy, 76, passed away Sunday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Regina was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John H. and Mary M. (Hileman) Yorgy. She was preceded in death by her brother John D. Yorgy. Surviving are two brothers, Stephen L. of Shepherdsville Ky. and David F. of Altoona; Numerous loving cousins; 2 nephews; 5 nieces; 8 great nephews and 1 great niece.
Born with Cerebral Palsy on Sept. 3, 1944, Regina lived with and was cared for by her loving parents until the passing of her mother in December 2000. They were active members of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish. In her youth, Regina attended The Western Pa. School for the Blind in Pittsburgh Pa. She loved keeping busy and was active with the Blair County Association for the Blind, United Cerebral Palsy, Skills Inc. and was a member of the Society of St. Francis, Mount Carmel Fraternity. Regina enjoyed numerous activities including reading, puzzles, old TV shows, trivia, bowling, 50's and 60's music, and games... Especially bingo. One of her most anticipated and favorite summer activity was her yearly attendance at the Lions Club Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind at Mt. Union , PA. She participated in the camp for over 40 years.
After her mothers passing in December 2000, she moved to Webster New York where she was cared for by her brother David, his wife Anita and their family until 2002. She then entered the Rochester NY. "Family Care" program where she resided with two separate, loving caregivers in their private homes. While in Rochester, she kept busy by actively participating a day program, outings, church and, bingo.
In 2015, she relocated back to Altoona and lived briefly with her brother David, who returned the year prior. Due to decline health, Regina has been residing (and receiving excellent care) at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care since July 2016. At ACNC she maintained her active lifestyle by participating in nearly all of the many activities and outings offered.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Activities Department at The Altoona Center for Nursing Care.
Friends will be received from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, and Noon till 12:30 on Thursday Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the visitation.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona.
Committal Rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery Altoona.
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