Kathleen M. Clark | 89
Kathleen M. Clark, 89, of 149 Neubert Street, St. Marys, passed away with her family by her side Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at her residence.
She was born February 21, 1933, in Emporium, daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Hout Cleary. Kathleen was a graduate of Emporium High School, Class of 1950, and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1959.
On January 22, 1955, in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Emporium, Kathleen married the late Walter J. Clark, who preceded her in death on February 10, 2000. They were blessed with 45 years of marriage.
Kathleen is survived by three daughters: Nancy McAninch of Johnsonburg, Mary Jo Caggiano (Barry) of Ridgway, and Julia Gornati (David) of Kersey; two sons: James C. Clark of St. Marys and John J. Clark of Rathbun, PA; 11 grandchildren: Ryan, Kevin, Sarah, Nathan, Lindsay, Nick, Jesse, Alex, John, Gina, and Paul; five great-grandchildren: Bryce, Bentley, Bria, Walter, and Maisy; her sister, Mary Laughlin (James) of Emporium; and by her brother, Thomas Cleary of Emporium.
In addition to her husband and parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Laura Clark; and by her son-in-law, William McAninch.
Kathleen was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church. She volunteered for the bereavement luncheons, baked for the parish bake sales, helped to maintain the church as the “heavenly duster”, and was a member of the St. Anne’s Society. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, whose home was warm and welcoming to all.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, February 9, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.
I am so grateful to have been able to chat with Kat at the Beaton 2022 reunion last summer. My sincere condolences to the family and extended family, on the loss of Kat’s physical presence with us. Her light lives on in each of you.
Our heart felt condolences and prayers go out to the Clark family and all the friends and relatives of Aunt Kate. Tonia and I are so sorry that we were not able to be there to further celebrate a life well lived. Aunt Kate meant the world to both of us. Her warm smile and heart felt conversation kept me close to her since she became my God mother. I always wanted to visit with her when I had the opportunity. We will cherish her memory forever. May she rest in peace with Uncle Bud and her spirit of life live on within the family she nurtured throughout the years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you all, Tonia and Tim
My aunt and uncle were two of the most kind, gentle, loving, faithful people I have ever met. It is a privilege to be a part of their family. I was buying a book for one of the granddaughter’s baby shower once and I got The ABCs of Kindness because it teaches everything my aunt and uncle lived. From camping to picking raspberries, hot chocolate after a football game to peanut butter fudge and rainbow candies at Christmas, pancakes and pumpkins, the beauty of God and his creation shown through them.
Deepest sympathy to Cathy’s family and to her friend, Don Weis. Cathy was our neighbor on Neubert St. She had a special place in my mom, Isabell’s heart. She was an awesome neighbor and friend. Heaven gained an awesome lady and she is now reaping the benefits of her faith filled life. You will definitely be missed!!
My sincere condolences go out to all of the family especially to Jim, Nathan and Lindsay. Wish I could be there for you and with you. Jim, your Mom was the greatest. Always had a smile on her face and a very sweet lady. She will be missed by many. Love you all and may the Lord God be with you and guide you and comfort you.
My deepest condolences to your entire family and also Don Weis. She was such a lovely lady and a great all around giving person. Whenever I had the opportunity to work with the Sacred Heart bakers, she was the most helpful and always had such a smile for all. There’s no doubt in my mind she’s with God in heaven discussing the cookies and bread for her grand entrance. God bless! ????????.
Mary and Tom. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Our daily thoughts and prayers are with you.