The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

June 7, 2014

Kathryn Thomas

HOLLSOPPLE — THOMAS – Kathryn, 87, Hollsopple, passed into her Lord’s care June 6, 2014. Born March 17, 1927, in Johnstown, daughter of Harvey and Anna (Shaffer) Leventry. Preceded in death by parents; husband of 67 years, Calvin R. Sr.; daughter, Karen M. Snyder; and siblings, Helen Berkey; Earl, Howard, Harvey and Oliver Leventry; Beatrice Lynch; Hilda Bolha; and Dorothy McAffe. Survived by daughter, Gale Drenning, Hollsopple; sons, Calvin R. Jr., married to Jaynie Barber, Clearfield, and Duane, married to Lisa Greco, Canton, Mich.; and son-in-law, James Snyder, Hollsopple. Was  the beloved grandmother of Todd A. Drenning; William R. Snyder; Denise M. Yourich, married to Mike; and Richard, Ryan, David and Diane Thomas; great-grandchildren, Bethany Nancarvis, married to Jessey Robson; and Brianne Drenning, Matthew Nancarvis and Laekyn Drenning. Also survived by sister, June Snoeberger, Windber; many nieces and nephews; and special little buddy, Nillie. Kathryn worked for many years as a seamstress and was a member of ILGWU until she studied to become a beautician. She owned her own beauty shop in Hollsopple until she retired. She was an artistic woman who loved quilting, painting and many crafts. Member of Berkey Church of the Brethren, Windber. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Berkey Church of the Brethren, Pastor Crissman officiating. Interment, Berkey Cemetery. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit hoffmanfuneralhomes.com.

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