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Kathryn (Witkowski) Paddock

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.

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 ship yards to help with the war effort. She then worked at Hillcrest Corp. and Avoca Fabrics.

Kathryn was a longtime member of Queen of the Apostle's Church, Avoca, formerly Ss. Peter & 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 sons, Thomas Paddock, Avoca; Edward Paddock Jr. and wife Mary Lou, Michigan, and James Paddock and wife Diana, Old Forge; grandchildren, Kristina Paddock, New Jersey; Edward Paddock III, Illinois; Michael Paddock, Old Forge, and Evan Paddock, Illinois; brother, Joseph and wife Edna Wojtkowicz, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews.

Kathryn will always be in her family's hearts and never forgotten as all the years were wonderful ones of much love.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 23,2013, at 9:30 a.m. from Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca. Interment will follow at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic.

A private viewing for family only will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. from Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca. Online Condolences at www.BestLifeTributes.com.

Published in Times Leader on Mar. 21, 2013
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