Katherine Z. Brem

Katherine Z. Brem, 92, of 1654 Hathorn Drive, State College, PA, and formerly of Kersey, passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2012 at her residence.

She was born October 15, 1919 in Force, daughter of the late Harvey and Catherine Bigley Hayes.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a retired employee of the Kersey Post Office.

On September 13, 1941 in the Holy Cross Church in Rasselas, she married Ambrose A. “Bud” Brem who preceded her in death on July 3, 1990.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary (Gary) Grunthaner of State College, Catherine (Mick) Meraglia of Cherryville, NC, Lois (Richard) Huff of Kersey and Sue (Richard) Thorne of State College; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Brem, who died in infancy; a sister, Lois Pearson; and three brothers, Gerald, John and Leroy Hayes.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Brem was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Altar Society, the Fox Twp. Senior Center and the American Legion Auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Jim Faluszczak, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, June 24, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846, the St. Boniface School, 359 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846 or the Guardian Angel Center, PO Box 24, Kersey, PA  15846.

Nick and Margie June 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

My deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. I remember how many good things she did and how proud she was of all of you and you of her. God Bless all of you and know that I keep you in prayer and thoughts. With sincere warmth and good memories,
Margie Fritz

Barb and Dave June 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are all so lucky to have had her to enjoy for so long. I’m sure she will be missed terribly. Our deepest sympathy.
Barb Vollmer

Bob & Joyce Herzing Gerg June 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Mary, Gary and Family
So sorry to hear of Mary’s mother’s passing. She is now in a better place with out Lord and at peace. You have our deepest sympathies.

Joyce Herzing Gerg (Joyce’s friend)

Mary (Gutowski) Carbonara June 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I’m sure her family brought her much joy. You will be remembered in my prayers.
Mary (Gutowski) Carbonara

Joanne Bolt June 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Your family was so welcoming to us when we first moved to Kersey years ago.
After getting to know Katherine later it was easy to see why her children were so faithful and caring toward everyone.
Thank you for sharing “Mom” with us….what a blessing!
You all remain in heart and prayer.
Bob, Joanne and Jason Bolt

Vicki Mazzaferro June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I am so sorry to hear about “Grandma Kate”. I will miss seeing her at the Mazzaferro family functions. She was a sweet and funny lady and I know my son just adored her.
Vicki Mazzaferro

Debra A. Heckman L.P.N. June 23, 2012 at 12:39 am

The time I spent with Kate and her family was brief, but I felt the deep love and devotion from each and every family member. Her love and memories will live on in each and every family member. She is at peace now.

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