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Maggie Rose (Sobierajski) Blough | 37

October 29, 1984 - February 26, 2022

Maggie Rose (Sobierajski) Blough, 37, passed away on February 26, 2022 after facing brain cancer with courage and resilience for the past nine years, almost four of which were with aggressive glioblastoma.

Maggie was born on October 29, 1984 in St. Marys, PA to Ronald and Elizabeth (Sinibaldi) Sobierajski and grew up on Vine Road.

She attended St. Marys Area Schools and graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2003. In 2004 she graduated from Altoona Beauty School and worked as a hairstylist for several years before working for First Commonwealth Bank for ten years.

Maggie met and fell in love with the love of her life in 2005 and on May 17, 2014, married Nathaniel “Nate” Blough in Altoona, PA, where they resided.

Maggie is survived by her parents; an older sister, Abby and her husband, Thomas Carver of Fuquay-Varina, NC; in-laws, Ann and Ed Moyer of Duncansville, PA; and Brian and Jill Blough of Frederick, MD.

Maggie is also survived by her aunts: Marcy Sobierajski of St. Marys, Donna Miller (Bob) of Williamsport, PA, Anne Herzing (Stephen K.) of St. Marys, Mary Mancino of Bethlehem, PA, and Patty Sindelar of Pittsburgh, PA; her cousins: David (Kayla), Channing, Myles, and Jocelyn Anderson; Brihanna (Josh) and Tripp Nesbitt; Jackie (Rob), Paige and Jack Reinhart; Ashley Miller; Portia (Jason), Taylor and Kenta Belsole; Nichole (David), Keegan, Henry, and Norah Simpson; Karl (Olivia) and Brock Herzing; Lisa (Marty) and Tanner Barnhart; Brianna (Gregory), Cora and Colton Schneider; Tanner Barnhart; Gena Mancino; Krista Mancino, Colin and Owen Lansek; Nicholas Sindelar; and Danielle Sindelar; also survived by Angela Blough, Bowen Blough, and Tanner Zeak; and Kristina Blough (Eric Heidler), Elicia and Colton Heidler of Altoona.

Karen, Jordan (Justin), and Kai Beckwith were very generous and special to her. Vicki Forsht was a loving and devoted friend since they began working at the bank together. Maggie’s hospice nurse, Karen Bubier, became a friend to her in a short time. Her cat, Ruby, was also by her side.

Maggie is predeceased by her grandparents, Joseph and Rose Sobierajski and Nicholas and Vera Sinibaldi; her cousin, David Miller; and her uncle, Larry Mancino. In November 2021, her dog-nephew, Jackson, passed away and her beloved dog, Geno, passed in January 2022.

Maggie loved her family immensely, decorating her home, and was a Buffalo Bills fan from birth. She loved going to Disney World, water parks, swimming, watching her husband play sports, and watching sports with him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 12:30 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

A Celebration of Life for Maggie will be held in Altoona at a later date to be announced.

If attending Maggie’s funeral, she invites you to wear colorful and casual clothing. Due to Covid and immunocompromised family members, please wear a mask and refrain from hugging and shaking hands with Maggie’s immediate family. We will feel your support by your attendance.

Donations in Maggie’s name may be made to Pinnacle Hospice Care, 5410 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602.

Events

Visitation

March 5, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

March 5, 2022
12:30 pm
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

Tribute Wall

31 Comments

  1. I remember my Son Brandon talking about Maggie a lot. He went to school with her. She would send things home for him to fix for her. He said she was a kind girl. He also had Maggie’s Mom as his teacher. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this time of sorrow.

  2. Sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. When I think of Maggie, I see her sweet, gentle smile. For someone who was strong beyond comprehension, she never seemed to let it show when she was around me. I will always treasure your visits to MD and our walks around RIO and going to Skins games. In my heart forever, sweet girl 💕

  4. Dear Ron & Family, sorry for your loss. We wish you all the best. Can’t attend for we both have Covid. You are in our thoughts.
    Char & Linda

  5. Nate, Betty, Ron, Thomas & Abby,
    We are sending you all the biggest hugs right now. I hope you find peace in knowing she doesn’t have to fight anymore. She is now your Guardian Angel. Her memory will live on forever in everyone she graced with her smile. Love you guys.

  6. Dear Betty, Ron and Family, My deepest most heartfelt condolences to you all… May the Lord above give you the strength to continue to grow through these most difficult of times with the fondest memories of Maggie!

    Rest in Peace Maggie Rose as your soul has Flowered into the home of Jesus !

  7. Dearest Betty and family…my deepest, deepest sympathies for this great loss of Maggie.

    In my thoughts and prayers…

    Cousin, Anne
    Clem and Liz

  8. So sorry for your loss. She was loved by so many and her memories will never be forgotten. My prayers are with you and your family

  9. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please be assured that you are constantly in our prayers.
    Brian and Jill Blough

  10. Betty, Ron and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Peggy and Joe Costanzo

  11. Love to all of you…the strength and love of the family is a quality we all need in our lives.

  12. Dear Ron, Betty and Family,
    We were so saddened to read about Maggie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. My deepest sympathies go out to Maggie’s family and friends she will always be remembered as one of the nicest and fun loving ladies in our graduating class! Rest easy Maggie ☹️

  14. I was so saddened to hear this news Abby and Thomas. No words can ever heal your pain. Hugs and prayers sent to you and your family. Love you guys, Aunt Tammy

  15. Betty and Ron
    My heart goes out to you. Many prayers are sent to you.
    Marie

  16. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Maggie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  17. Maggie
    What a beautiful soul! Your gorgeous smile and silly faces will stay in my sight forever. Rest with peace and love

  18. Holding you all in my heart. You all are in my prayers.

  19. My deepest condolences to you Betty and your family. Maggie fought so hard and was such a brave young woman. There aren’t enough words in the world to convey the sadness that fills all the hearts who knew her. I am so very sorry and hope that all of the wonderful love and support that you gave her and the memories will keep you strong. Hugs to you.

  20. So sorry to hear of the loss of Maggie. Thoughts and prayers to everyone during this difficult time

  21. My sincere condolences to all of Maggie’s family and friends. Thoughts and prayers to all

  22. My sincere sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to Maggie’s family.

  23. I had the pleasure of working with Betty, Maggie’s Mom, and met Maggie a couple of times…she was truly a remarkably strong young woman who faced challenges head on.
    My condolences to her family.

  24. Sending my prayers, deepest sympathy, and loving and caring thoughts to all of the family. I am so very sorry for your loss and know Maggie will be dearly missed.

  25. I am so sorry to hear this. I remember Maggie and her sister Abby as those adorable little girls at the Community pool every summer. And Ron coaching the kids in soccer. Many prayers being sent your way. God bless all of Maggie’s family and friends

  26. Ron, Betty, and all of your family,
    We are so very sorry. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Age had no barrier, when it came to our friendship. We shared long talks, lots of laughs & good memories. Maggie loved her family so much & my deepest sympathy to all of you. I’m grateful for our friendship & the memories.

  28. Our deepest heart felt condolences and prayers for her family and friends.

  29. Maggie, I am so thankful that Bowen, Tanner and I were able to be a part of your family. There are so many cherished memories especially trips to Deep Creek. We love you.

  30. My deepest sympathy goes out to Maggie’s family and friends. I will always remember Maggie as one of the kindest girls in my class who would always bring me things to repair for her and for her mother who happened to be my fourth grade teacher. Rest In Peace Maggie 😥

  31. Your memory will remain in my heart always. You were beautiful, brave, and strong throughout your journey.

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