Catherine M. “Kay” Micale

Catherine M. “Kay” Micale, 98, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of the Million Dollary Hwy., passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

She was born February 23, 1914 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Exler Donovan.  She was a graduate of Pittsburgh Schools and had resided in the St. Marys area since 1954.  She was a former employee of the Joseph Horne Department Store in Pittsburgh.

On September 7, 1936 in the St. Joseph’s Church in Carnegie, PA, she married Peter A. Micale who preceded her in death on June 25, 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Zore and her husband Frank of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Catherine Marie Zore and her husband Darren Yanak of St. Marys and Frank Andrew Zore of St. Marys; two great grandchildren, Thomas Yanak and Sophia Yanak; and two sisters, Terry Donovan and Mary Lou Werwie, both of Pittsburgh.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anne Herron and Evelyn Knesboro; and by a brother, Charles Donovan.

Mrs. Micale was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society and the Fox Twp. Senior Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. James Faluszczak, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwestern PA Branch, 2816 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 303, Erie, PA  16508.

Tim Ford April 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm


I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Aunt Kay. I am sorry I can’t attend the funeral but your mother is in my heart and in my prayers. Please pass along my deepest sympathy to your family and friends. I will miss Aunt Kay very, very much. She was and will always be the sweetest angel God placed on this earth.

Rebecca Bricen April 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Dear Kathy, Frank, and Family,

Sending heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your beloved mother. Will never forget happy times with her… A woman who embodied patience, kindness and absolute faith. She was an inspiration to many. The Lord will be happy to have her in heaven.

Fondly, Becky Bricen

Lynn & Dan April 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Kathy & family,
Sorry to hear of the pasing of your mom. Due to our work schedules we will not be able to make it to the funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Lynn Y. & Dan C.

Paula Micale April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Kay was a kind and generous person who led by example.
May you find the comfort and peace knowing that she gave the best to those she loved.


Dan Micale Family

Nick and Margie April 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Kay. I will always respect her for her reverence in her faith, good will, kindness, and her overall good nature with a smile on my face. I can still picture her at Mass at St. Boniface. My prayers are extended to all her family and for Kay as she enters into God’s Kingdom where she will be able to rest in the peace she so deserves. God Bless you all. God Bless Kay.

Gloria Bauer Seymour April 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Kathy, I have recently been home for two funerals and when we went by your home we thought about your mother. I want to offer my condolences and prayers. I still remember coming to your home to play and your mother was always so kind and caring. She was always great with my mother as well and I know they had some great times together.
She will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Ford April 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Dear Kathy, Frank, and Family,

We extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of Aunt Kay. We have fond memories of Aunt Kay. She was always so bright and positive and will be truly missed.

Mike, Cecily, Ryan, and Matthew Ford

LouAnn Schatz Tamburlin April 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a lovely person. I will always remember her at Mass looking so elegant and being so pleasant with that beautiful smile she had. Even though she lived to be quite old, a death of a parent (or anyone else for that matter), is still hard to take.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
LouAnn Schatz Tamburlin

Joan Donovan Mosier April 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

My deepest sympathy to Kay’s family.
My mother and I used to chat with Kay and her beloved Pete after Mass, probably in the 60’s. She knew my maiden name was Donovan, and much later at the Senior Center (after I married,)she always called me Joanie Donovan. Maybe we were kissin cousins.
Kay was a very kind, sweet , classy lady.
We’re all the better for having known her.
Sincerely, Joan

Cindi Curci-Lee April 27, 2012 at 12:28 am

Dear Kathy,
I have fond memories of your mother. She was always kind, generous and fun. She was a special lady that made you feel special every time you met her.
May your wonderful memories comfort you,
Cindi Curci-Lee

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