The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 13, 2013

Catherine S. Siwy

EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — SIWY – Catherine S. “Stella,” 89, East Taylor Township, died Dec. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by family. Born Oct. 25, 1924, in Poland, daughter of the late Franciszek and Maria (Gniewek) Brudz. Also preceded in death by husband, Stephen J. Siwy. Survived by children, Lucyna “Lucy” Sellers, Florida; Mark (Joan Vizi), Ebensburg; Joseph (Rebecca Wess), Johnstown; Stephen Jr. (Lori Hurst), Pittsburgh; and Richard (Sherri Vivis), Mineral Point; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Former member of St. Casimir Catholic Church and presently a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, Conemaugh. Also a member of former GNAT Sewing Club.  Stella came to America in 1956. She was employed at Insleys Dress Shop as a seamstress. Stella loved flowers, enjoyed working in the garden and looked forward to having lunch with her friends at the senior center. She was a wonderful wife, mother and “Babcia” who will be sadly missed. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Church of the Transfiguration, Father Robert A. Hall, pastor. Committal, Assumption Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to

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