Catherine "Katie" Rutkoskie

DANVILLE — Catherine "Katie" Rutkoskie, 91, of Short Road, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

She was born May 11, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late Marco and Amelia (Maronich) Vuletieh.

She was a graduate of the Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing.

She married Bernard Rutkoskie, who preceded her in death in 1995. His passing ending a marital union of 50 years.

Catherine worked at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for nearly 30 years as a caring nurse.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Flower and her husband, Willis, of Linwood, N.J., and Delores Pinamontie and her husband, Rick, of North Branch, Minn.; a son, Mike Rutkoskie and his wife, Annie, of Danville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice, of South Holland, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, John; four brothers, Mitchell, Eli, Gams and George, and a sister, Monica (Minnie).

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RUTKOSKIE — Catherine "Katie" Rutkoskie, 91, of Short Road, Danville. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rothermel Funeral Home, Elysburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Ray W. Rothermel Funeral Home
55 West Valley Avenue Elysburg, PA 17824
(570) 672-8660

Published in The News Item on Mar. 3, 2014