1. Official photo of the 1951 graduating nurses class appearing
in the Altoona Mirror.
Row L to R: Bessie Shaw, Vada Boslow, Jean Starrett, Betty
Blazak, Dorothy Wassam, Peggy Clapperton, Tilly Biaconi and Unknown.
Front Row: Clair McNalley, Dorothy Lynch
5. Back Row L to R: Clair McNalley, Betty Lockenbaugh,
Betty Blazak, Dorothy Wassam
Front Row: Bessie Shaw, Vada Boslow, Peggy Clapperton
The photo was taken in front of the Laundry Building. The students lived upstairs.
7. Peggy worked in the West Wing and the Surgical Unit.
She is shown here with surgery patient Ted Migut. A surgeon is standing in the background. Ted was an avid
photographer and took photos all the time.
Peggy R. Shoff Obituary
April 01, 1932 - November 26, 2017
of Portage, passed away on November 26, 2017 in Windber. Peggy was born on April 1, 1932 in Johnstown. She was
the daughter of Raymond and Inez (Atkins) Clapperton. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son: Kenneth R. Shoff
and her sisters: Barbara Shandor, Gayle Philbrick, Lois Jaap and a brother-in-law: Joseph Shandor. Peggy is survived
by her loving husband of 63 years, Eldred P. Shoff and her children: Robert Shoff and wife Joelle (Offman) of Cassandra; Todd
Shoff and wife Carol (Ickes) of Hamburg, NY; Kris Shoff of Portage and Leigh Ann wife of Michael Hutsky of Mechanicsburg,
PA. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Joshua Shoff and wife Maria (Bernazzoli) of Wilkes-Barre; Cory Shoff
and wife Jennifer (Dunmyer) of Windber; Kaitlyn and Jacob Shoff of Hamburg, NY; Nicole Crowell of Virginia; Taylor and Rachel
Shoff of Lilly and Lauren and Adam Hutsky both of Mechanicsburg; and Great Grandchildren: Conor, Margaret, Ellie and Catalina
Shoff. Peggy was formerly employed at the Cresson Sanitorium, Cresson Center and the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home as
a LPN. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Church Choir. She enjoyed
spending time with her family, boating, camping and fishing. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday at the
Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc. of Portage. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11AM at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Portage, Pastor Arthur Black, officiant. Committal at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Johnstown. In
lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Peggy's name to Trinity United Methodist Church, 817 Caldwell Avenue,
Portage, PA 15946. On-line condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com
on November 27, 2017