Loretta T. 'Baba' Zeth

Date of Death: 6/11/2019

Loretta T. ‘Baba’ Zeth

Sept. 25, 1940 – June 11, 2019

Loretta T. “Baba” Zeth, 78, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her residence following an extended illness.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Magdalen (Becker) Tomlinson.  She married Donald E. Zeth on June 27, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1971.

Surviving are three children:  Deborah Boland, Donna (Ron) Greene and Daniel (Anita) Zeth, all of Altoona; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-grandson on the way; four sisters:  Audrey Breslin of Hollidaysburg,  Sister Rose Tomlinson, RSM of Newry, Geraldine Rose of Altoona and Lucy Stoehr of Colorado Springs, Colo.;  five brothers:  Ronald Tomlinson of Altoona, Richard Tomlinson of York, James Tomlinson of Boalsburg, Herbert Tomlinson of Altoona, and Leo Tomlinson of Johnstown; and her dog Maddie.

She was preceded in death by two sisters:  Delores Conley and Mildred Maucieri; and two brothers:  Larry and Paul Tomlinson.

Loretta was a 1958 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and retired from J.C. Penny as a cosmetic associate.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and attended daily mass when able at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Baba enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Lubomir Strecok celebrant.  Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in the form of Masses in Loretta’s memory.


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