Kathryn Witkowski Paddock, 95, of Avoca passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she was a guest for a short time.
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Born in Avoca on Jan. 18, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia Witkowski.
Kathryn started her career in Curtis Bay, Md., working in the shipyards to help with the war effort. She was then employed by Hillcrest Corp. and Avoca Fabrics.
Kathryn was a longtime member of Queen of the Apostles' Church, Avoca, formerly Ss. Peter and Paul. She proudly served as a past president for the altar and rosary society.
She had a passion for baking and enjoyed making pierogies for the church and her family. Kathryn also took pleasure in quilting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Edward Paddock, Sr.; son, Gerald Paddock; sisters, Nettie Kopeck, Helen Yelinek, Mary Sledgeski; brothers, Michael and John Witkowski.
Left to honor her memory are her sons, Thomas Paddock, Avoca; Edward Paddock Jr. and wife Mary Lou, Mich.; James Paddock and wife Diana, Old Forge; grandchildren, Kristina Paddock, New Jersey; Edward Paddock III, Illinois; Michael Paddock, Old Forge; Evan Paddock, Illinois; brother, Joseph and wife, Edna Wojtkowicz, Maryland; several nieces and nephews.
Kathryn will always be in her families' hearts and never forgotten as all the years were wonderful ones of much love.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23,2013, in Queen of the Apostles' Church, Avoca. Interment will follow at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Moosic.
A private, family only viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday from Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, Inc. 728 Main St., Avoca.
Condolences may be made at bestlifetributes.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 21, 2013