Catherine M. Swartzlander, age 92 of Butler, PA died Wednesday December 19, 2018 surrounded by her family in Concordia at the Orchard, Butler, . Born in Kittanning, Saturday, October 2, 1926, the daughter of the late Andrew Olszak and the late Pearl Sobzak Olszak.
She worked at Bon Ton for 15 years when the store opened in 1981 until 1996 when she retired. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Coylesville, Fenelton, PA.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, baking and gardening.
She is survived by a son Theodore A. (Deborah) Swartzlander of Butler; 2 daughters: Katherine Harrison (Gerald) of Fenelton; Judy (Russ) Groose of Naples, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Caroline) Olszak; a sister, Cecilia Edwards of Butler.
Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Swartzlander, Sr. died Friday, May 10, 1974. brothers, Frank Olszak, and Andrew Olszak; sisters: Mary Ann, Martha, and Gertrude; and a son, Richard Swartzlander, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made in Catherine’s name to Concordia at the Orchard.
There is no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to a mass of Christian Burial to be held Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Coylesville, Fenelton, PA. Officiated by Father Ward Stakem. Interment will be in Saint John the Evangelist Church Cemetery.
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