Catherine Young

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Catherine Young, 93, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2014, at Tiffany Court, Kingston.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 2, 1920, a daughter to the late Henry W. and Catherine Drexinger Klein.

Catherine was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was a life member of St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, and had been active in the former Senior Citizens Club at the church.

She had been employed as a sales coordinator by A. Rifkin Co., Hanover Township, for 31 years, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the Wilkes-Barre City Crime Watch Organization.

She had been preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Roos and Lillian Dunbar.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan Eckhart, Kingston; grandchildren, Les Eckhart and Kimberly Eckhart; great-granddaughter, Bailey Stavridis; along with two nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Shavertown.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Catherine's obituary at
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Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 8, 2014
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