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80, Martinsburg passed away Sunday morning at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Lake) Kommer. On June 21, 1958 she married Ronald H. Easly in Barnesboro. Surviving are her beloved husband of 59 years; two daughters: Beth Ann (husband, John) Cerrone of Ballston Lake, NY, and Cheryl Easly of Martinsburg; a son, Doug (wife, Doreen) of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 3 sisters: Margaret Lobick, Evelyn Tretinik and Betty Hornick. Catherine was a 1955 graduate, which was the first graduating class of Northern Cambria High School, the former Barnesboro High School. She lived many years in Hastings and worked at the A&P Company in both Hastings and Barnesboro. After moving to Greenville, SC with her husband, she then worked at Dillard's in the credit department for 10 years. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Roaring Spring, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a former member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hastings where she served with the Rosary Society. Catherine was a member of Red Hat Society, Martinsburg and also served as past vice-president of the Hastings Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a foster grandparent volunteer at the Martinsburg Elementary School, where she was known as "Miss Cathy". Catherine volunteered every Saturday afternoon at Homewood at Martinsburg calling bingo. She enjoyed playing cards, was an avid reader but her true love in life was her family. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg where a vigil for the deceased will be recited at 2 pm. Friends will also be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral mass, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hastings, Father Thaddeus Rettger, O.S.B. officiating. Private interment will be held at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Hastings. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Catherine can be given to Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. bolgerfuneralhome.com
Published on November 13, 2017
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