Catherine Marie Kocher went home with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Born in Kingston on July 20, 1923, she was the last surviving child of Kate and Stanley Gregory.
Catherine passed in the family home on Larksville Mountain where she raised her children. Her home was filled with love, laughter and good food. Her door was always open to family, friends and an occasional stranger. She offered all who entered something to eat, a friendly ear and some encouraging words. You could always count of her to bring a baked good to any shower or party she attended. She became famous for her signature desert, pineapple squares.
Catherine was a member of the Bennett Presbyterian Church, Luzerne, where she formerly sang in the choir. She loved the Lord and lived her life according to his two Greatest Commandments.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her son, Stanley; her grandson, Waynie Fuller; and her granddaughters, Laura Ely and Mary Ann Lee.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Fuller; her son, Frank and his wife, Audrey, Larksville; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and half sister, Wanda Kowalski, Noxen.
A Blessing service for Catherine will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville, with the Rev. James Quinn officiating. Memorial visitation will held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.