Kathleen Casey, 56, of Archbald, passed into the hands of the Lord, on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 9:45 in the morning, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Piatt Casey of Archbald and the wife of Dr. Jerome P. Casey of Archbald.
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She was a graduate of Valley View High School, class of 1975. After high school, she earned her Bachelor of Science in education from Pennsylvania State University and later earned her Master of Arts in counseling education at Marywood University.
She was an ESL teacher at Bancroft Elementary in the Scranton School District.
Throughout her life, she was a proud supporter of unions and always encouraged others to support them, as well.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Edward A. and Lauretta Wright Casey, of Archbald; maternal grandparents, Fred and Ann Tebo Piatt, of Archbald; father-in law and mother-in-law, Paul Sr. and Margaret (Dolly) Cawley Casey, of Scranton; brother-in-law, Paul Casey Jr., of Scranton; and sister-in-law, Lavergne Casey, of Scranton.
In addition to her parents and husband, Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Casey and husband, Jonathan Quagliarello, of Havertown, Pa.; son, Sean Casey, of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; daughters, Kolleen Casey and Sloane Casey, both of Archbald; brother, James Casey and wife, Brenda, and their daughters, Carly and Mariah; brother, Ken Casey and wife, Donna, their daughters, Laura, Kellie; and Sharleen Kishbaugh and husband, Jeremy, and their children, Gemma and Jaxen. She is also survived by many cousins and other relatives.
Kathleen loved to hug her children and family. She would ask that you also do the same.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Francise Regan, Isnerva Gonezulis and Ann Grebeck for being amazing friends. They would also like to thank Rosemary Boland, STF 117 President, for everything she did for Kathleen.
Funeral will be directed by the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth, on Thursday morning at 9 from the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St., Archbald, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Christ the King Parish at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 429 Church St., Archbald. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Archbald.
Family and friends may call this evening from 4 to 8 at the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, Archbald.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eynon Archbald Lions Club, to be directed to the Harvest Festival Children's Book Fund, 420 Church Street, Archbald, PA 18403. Kathleen was the founder of this project and it was very close to her heart.
Please visit www.sjgront kowskifuneralhome.com to submit online condolences to Kathleen's family.
Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home
420 Church Street
Archbald, PA 18403
Published in Scranton Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014