Catherine Huratiak

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    - Agnes Janas
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ATLAS - Catherine Huratiak, 92, of Atlas passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

She was born in Centralia, Jan. 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Messarge) Liptock.

She was a 1944 graduate of the former Hubert Eicher High School in Centralia where she was class salutatorian.

She was married to Philip Huratiak, who preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1982.

Catherine had been employed in local garment factories. She had worked at the Oxford Dress Factory in Shamokin for many years and was last employed at Len-Jef in Mount Carmel.

She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mount Carmel and the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

She is survived by five sisters, Anna Herko, of Spotswood, New Jersey, Susan Sokol, of Glenside, Martha Grabowski, of Den-Mar Gardens, Helen Kaputa, of Plymouth Meeting, and Marie Tyson, of Santee, California; two brothers, Joseph Liptock, of Den-Mar Gardens, and Peter Liptock, of Plymouth Meeting; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Michael Liptock Jr., George, Mark, John and Charles Liptock.

HURATIAK - Catherine Huratiak, 92, of Atlas. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko as celebrant. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery. A viewing will be held from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 131 N. Beech St., Mount Carmel, or . To leave a condolence for the family, sign the guestbook at

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Published in The News Item on Aug. 25, 2018