Kathleen M. "Kathy" Adams, 69, a resident of Shavertown, passed away early Friday morning at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Her loving husband and best friend is Joseph A. Adams. Together, Joe and Kathy shared 49 beautiful years of marriage.
Born on July 3, 1944, in Wilkes-Barre, Kathy was the daughter of the late John P. Conwell and Kathleen (McCall) Conwell.
Raised in Wilkes-Barre, Kathy was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, class of 1962. Following high school, she went on to further her education at the former Wilkes-Barre Business College, graduating in 1963.
In 1977, Kathy attended Penn State University, where she took real estate courses with the aspiration of becoming a Realtor in her later years.
Prior to her retirement, Kathy was employed for 27 years as a supervisor of data operations for the Social Security Administration. Following her retirement, Kathy served for two years as president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE).
A woman of great faith, Kathy was member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Shavertown. Active within her church, Kathy served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for more than 10 years and also served as a CCD instructor for three years.
For more than 20 years, Kathy served as president of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Conrad's Society, Wilkes-Barre. Additionally, Kathy was a longtime member of the Elk's Lodge 109, Pringle, where she held various offices throughout the years.
Kathy enjoyed many things in life, especially the countless traveling experiences she and her husband shared over the years.
Family always came first to Kathy throughout her life and she cherished the time she had with her loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a loving and kind daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
In addition to her parents, John and Kathleen Conwell, Kathy was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Joseph Cronauer; and her nephews, Daniel Cronauer and Christopher Lewis.
In addition to her husband, Joseph, Kathy is survived by her children, Kathleen Pellegrin and her husband, Timothy, of East Stroudsburg, and Thomas Adams and his fiancée, Jen Griffiths, of Hanover Township; her grandchildren, Madison Pellegrin, Christian Pellegrin, Kaitlyn Adams, Brooke Adams and Thomas Adams Jr.; her brother, John P. Conwell, of Hanover Township; her sisters, Patricia Conwell and her partner, Sally Simmons, of Oklahoma, Judy Cronauer, of Tunkhannock, and Terrie Fidler and her husband, Stephen, of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Therese's Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown, with the Rev. James J. Paisley, her pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 18, 2013