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"Cathie", 61, formerly of Orbisonia, PA, of Johnstown, passed away August 9, 2017 at Conemaugh Hospital. Born March 10, 1956 in Johnstown, daughter of Joseph and Marie M. (Pavlosky) Shander. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Shander; and husband, David Brouse. Survived by mother, Marie Shander, Johnstown; brother, John Shander and wife, Jean (Buday), Johnstown; sister, Jean Ann, married to David Havrilla, Jacksonville, FL; loving nieces and nephews, Chris and wife, Kim Havrilla; Justin and wife, Trish Havrilla; John and wife, Shannon Shander; Jackie (Shander), married to Joe Staller; Stephen Shander; and numerous great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Also survived by sister-in-law, Rebecca Brouse, and brother-in-law, Grant and wife, Elta (Lehman) Brouse; and beloved dog, "Boggie". She attended Shippensburg University and Lock Haven State College. Former High School Principal, then retired Elementary School Principal for the Southern Huntingdon County School District. Mary was a Penn State Nittany Lions Club Fan and football season ticket holder. A member of Our Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church where she was active with the church Bereavement Group. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly, VF. Committal will take place Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church Cemetery in Orbisonia. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local food bank in your area, in memory of Mary Brouse. Condolences may be sent at fgozogfuneralhome.com
Published on August 11, 2017
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