The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

April 19, 2014

Anna E. Katawczik

CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP — KATAWCZIK – Anna E., 93, Conemaugh Township, went to be with the Lord April 18, 2014, at Laurel View Village. Born Nov. 28, 1920, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Resick) Russ. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, John “Bill” Katawczik, and brother, Edward. She is survived by her loving children, Joanne, wife of John Peschock, Conemaugh Township, and Robert J., married to former Kathleen A. Ziner, Conemaugh Township; grandchildren, Kerri and Kevin Peschock and Lori and Christopher Katawczik; two great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Russ, Panama, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Anna was a 1939 graduate of Franklin High School. She was a U.S. Army veteran serving with WAAC during World War II. Anna was employed as a grocery bagger during high school at Glosser Bros. and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she was employed  by Jim Brown Fence & Wire as a bookkeeper. She was a member of SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, Daisytown. Anna enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She loved spending time with her entire family, especially with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, Daisytown, Father Robert Ruston. Entombment will be at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum with military rites conducted by Conemaugh Valley Marine Corps League Detachment 287. The family suggests contributions be directed to SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, 120 Boltz St., Johnstown, Pa. 15902, in memory of Anna. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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