Annabelle "Anne" Gehret

Date of Death: 1/25/2018

Annabelle “Anne” Gehret

Feb. 23, 1930 – Jan. 25, 2018

Annabelle “Anne” Gehret, 87, Duncansville, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at Elmcroft Senior Living Community, after a brief illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Hattie (Acker) Rock.  Annabelle was married to John R. “Jack” Tragon who preceded her in death.  She then married Thomas W. “Tim” Gehret, who preceded her in death on July 28, 2017.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda G. Mascia of Conestoga; a son, Robert “Tim” Tragon and beloved daughter-in-law Janet of Altoona; granddaughter, Julie L. Mascia of Conestoga; grandsons: Tyson R. Tragon of Pittsburgh and Thad R. Tragon of Altoona; great-grandchildren: Danielle and Matthew Kozlowski of Conestoga, Angela Kozlowski of Marrietta and great-great grandson, Braxton Kramer Jr. of Marrietta.

She was preceded in death by sisters: Gladys Baker, Florence Ridenbaugh, Betty Resig, JoAnn Rock; and brothers: Leonard and Walter Rock.

She was a very loving and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great-grandmother who adored spending time with her family.She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, January 28, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc.  with Msgr. Stanley Carson officiating. Committal will be held at Alto-Rest Park Cemetery.

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