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"Kathy" 83, Link Lane, Patton, died August 28, 2017 at home. Born October 12, 1933 in Cooks, PA, daughter of the late Robert M. and Edna A. (Zwergal) Martin. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Marie Yeager, sister, Anna Cutchall, and best friend, Mary Adams. Survived by husband of 61 years, Martin John Link whom she married on April 3, 1956. Children: Mary Jo (James) Manley of Altoona, John (Lisa) Link, Diane (Joseph) Yeager, Daniel (Kim) Link, Martin (Karen) Link, and Timothy Link all of Patton and Ellen (Thomas) Boyd of Arlington, VA. 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, brother, Robert (Melcine) Martin of Vancouver, WA. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her leisure activities included forest stewardship on their property, quilting and walking. She worked as a registered nurse at a Pittsburgh Hospital and the VA Hospital in Altoona until 1956. She was then a stay at home Mother from 1957 until 1970. She taught Red Cross Care Courses to local organizations, and was a secretary for her husband Martin at Babcock Lumber Company in Ebensburg from 1970 until 1995 where she retired after 25 years. She then helped care for her grandchildren. Mary Katherine was an active member of the Forestry Extension Advisory Board and a member of the Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association (AMWA) of Cambria and Blair counties. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church where funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, Rev. Christopher Lemme, TOR, Celebrant. Committal, St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Wednesday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com
Published on August 29, 2017
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