The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 23, 2011

Catherine M. Wyrwas

VINCO — WYRWAS – Catherine M., 82, Vinco, died July 22, 2011. Born July 7, 1929, in Conemaugh,  daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Poborsky) Stanislawczyk. Also preceded in death by husband, Stanley; brother, John Stanislawczyk; and sister-in- law, Marge. Survived  by children, Karen M., wife of Byron Miller, Johnstown; Susan, wife of Frederick Kline, Loretto; Stanley S. Jr., married to the former Holly A. Edwards, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Paul F., married to the former Deborah M. Kobal, Vinco; grandchildren, Michael, Douglas, Joshua, Nathaniel and Nolan; great-grandchildren, Seaaira and Skyler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sister of Clara, wife of Ray Garcia, Mesa, Ariz; Michael, and wife, Janelle, Abeline, Texas; Joseph, and wife, Sandra, Mesa, Ariz; Bernice Popp, Iron Mountain, Mich. Stephen, Conemaugh; and Irene, wife of Thomas Piker, Mesa, Ariz.; also sister-in-law, Josephine.  Member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Conemaugh. Catherine was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a devoted Catholic and active in the church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Transfiguration, Father Robert C. Hall, pastor. Committal, Assumption Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Church of the Transfiguration, 219 Oak St., Conemaugh, Pa. 15909, in memory of Catherine. Online condolences may be posted at

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