Catherine "Kitty" Szewczyk

Catherine "Kitty" Szewczyk, 75, of Pittston, passed away unexpectedly on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

The former Catherine Zerblas, she was born Feb. 28, 1938, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Harris Zerblas. She was a lifelong resident of Pittston and a 1956 graduate of Pittston High School. Prior to her retirement in 2005, she had been employed as a floor supervisor at the Avanti Cigar Co., Scranton. Catherine was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church, Pittston, and was an avid Pittston Area wrestling fan.

She and her husband, Daniel, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Vincent Zerblas, Pittston, and Joseph Zerblas (infant).

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Daniel, are her daughter, Sharon Morreale, and husband Anthony, Pittston; grandsons, Anthony Morreale and Matthew Morreale, both of Pittston; brother Michael Zerblas and wife Judith, Pittston; and sisters, Mary Ellen Murphy, Wilkes-Barre, and Patricia Richards, Duryea. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 4 from the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Interment was in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Catherine will be greatly missed by her family and friends, who are comforted only by knowing that she will live forever in their hearts and for all eternity with her Heavenly Family.

Published in Times Leader on Apr. 11, 2013