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Thursday January 26th, 2017
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Friday January 27th, 2017
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Friday January 27th, 2017
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Saturday January 28th, 2017
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Catherine M. Oleksa

OLEKSA – Catherine Mae, (Kitty) ,87, of East Taylor Township. Went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 23, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at home. Catherine is the daughter of the late Michael Husla and Anna (Konitsky) Krawczyk.   She is also preceded in death by her sister Irene (Husla) Henderson and brother John Husla and step-father Joseph Krawczyk. Catherine was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survived by her loving and caring husband of 68 years George and the following children; George M., married to Robin (Piechnik), Gary S., married to Nancy (Diamond), David A., and Kevin J., married to Christine (Williams). Grandchildren; Tracy married to Wayne Nardecchia, Melinda married to Carlos D. Perez, Brian married to Kimberly (Kaiser), Anthony, Nicholas and Michael; and numerous great grandchildren. Also sister- in- law, Frances Husla; and nieces and nephews.  Catherine is a former employee of Bestform, Glosser Brothers and Penn Traffic where she worked until the ’77 flood closed the Penn Traffic downtown store.  After the flood she became full time housewife, mother and grandmother. A judge of elections in East Taylor Twp. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her time playing bingo, pinochle. She was member of the Greek Catholic Union and St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Catherine was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed. Friends received 6-8 PM Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Parastas will be held Friday evening at 6 PM. Brief prayers at 9:15 AM Saturday at the funeral chapel followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Power St. Msgr. Raymond Balta, officiating. Committal at Holy Trinity Church Cemetery. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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Thank You Ron and Joanne. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.
God Bless You also.

Gary and Family Jan 29 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you Laurie. It was a blessing that God took Mom home. She is no longer in pain. God Bless you and your family.

Gary, Nancy and Family Jan 29 2017 12:00 AM

George & family,
My sincerest sympathy to you at this time. It's so hard to lose a parent..Please know you are in my thoughts.

Linda Makin Jan 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Oleksa

The Kushner Family Jan 27 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of Catherine. She was a lovely mom, grandma and friend who will be missed. May her memory be eternal. God bless. Barb, Bill, Nicole, Kevin, Dylan, Chris, Amy, Ethan and Drew

The Kushner Family Jan 27 2017 12:00 AM

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU, GEORGE, AND THE FAMILY. SORRY WE DIDN'T MAKE IT TOTHE VIEWING, DUE TO THE WEATHER AND ANDSWERING THE PHONE FOR THE BUSINESS. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

JEAN THORNTON Jan 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Catherine Oleksa

Laurie (Henderson) Shelton Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

I was very sad to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of your family. I know she will be terribly missed but will forever remain in your memories.

Laurie (Henderson) Shelton Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

In blessed repose,grant,O Lord eternal rest to the soul of your servant Catherine and remember her forever.
Vichnaya pamyat

Thomas Krupa Jr Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

Gary and Family,
So sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Ron & Joann Ledwich

Ron & Joann Ledwich Jan 26 2017 12:00 AM

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