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Catherine "Kay" Olszewski

November 7, 1920 March 21, 2020
Catherine "Kay" Olszewski
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Olszewski, Catherine “Kay” – 99 of Portage, passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord on March 21, 2020 in Portage. She was born on November 7, 1920 in Jamestown, Portage Township. Catherine was the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Yetsko) Habas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Joseph “Jake” Olszewski, Sr.; son: Joseph “Buddy” Olszewski, daughters: Sandy Olszewski and Kim Compardo; sons-in-law: Emil Branas, Phil Zdunczyk, John Thurston and Joe Compardo. Catherine is survived by her loving daughters: Shirley Branas, Mary Zdunczyk, Donna Thurston, Elaine (Bodenschatz) Olszewski, Louise (Rick) Shope, Cathy (Mike) Sossong and Joan (Robert) Oshaben. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Mike (Renee) Branas, Susan Lucas (Bernie), Emil (Karen) Branas, Damian (Lori) Branas, Phil (Lisa) Zdunczyk, Renee (Donald) Gray, Joyce (Bill) Markel, David (Michelle) Long, Gayle (Tim) Price, Tracey (John) Borlie, Lisa (Brad) Spaid, Scott (Wendy) Shope, Lynn Richards (Fiance’ Mark Ritzer), Heather (Mike) Harteis, Jason (Erin) Sossong, Kaylyn, Sandi (Fiance’ Conor O’Leary) and Bob Oshaben and 33 Great Grandchildren, 20 Great-Great Grandchildren, brother-in-law: Stanley (Martha) Olszewski and special friend: Sam Timura, the wine and jelly supplier. Catherine was a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Wilmore and the St. Anne Society. She served as a home and caregiver for Father Feehley and his mother, Estel Feehley for many years. She enjoyed her morning coffee, countless games of pinochle, quiet time of prayer and adventurous family time with her daughters playing the slots and enjoying lunch. Her door was always open, candy dish was always full and her arms wide open for hugs and kisses. Catherine was a kind hearted and gentle soul who always had loving words to share and love for everyone. She was a mother, grandmother and Baba to many, enemy to none, as we should live by her ways. A special thank you to Dr. Patrick and Dr. Jerry Gray and their staff at Gray Medical, to the staff and residences at Maple Winds Care Center and to neighbors and friends who cared for Catherine. All our love and kisses and don’t forget to say your prayers. XOXO. Due to public health concerns of COVID-19, there will be no viewing or visitation. Per recommendation by the Catholic Diocese a private Mass will be held at St. Bartholomew Church in Wilmore for the immediate family, Fr. Joseph C. Nale, Celebrant. Committal will be held in St. Bartholomew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or the Carmelite Nuns, PO Box 57, Loretto, PA 15940. On-line condolences may be made at
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St. Bartholomew Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Wilmore, PA 15962

Cemetery Road Wilmore 15962 PA
United States

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