Catherine Young

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WILKES-BARRE — Catherine Young, 93, a resident of Wilkes- Barre, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2014, at Tiffany Court, Kingston.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 2, 1920, a daughter to the late Henry W. and Catherine Drexinger Klein. Catherine was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School in Wilkes-Barre, a lifetime member of St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, and had been active in the former Senior Citizens Club at the church.

She had been employed as a sales coordinator for A. Rifkin Company in Hanover Township for 31 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Wilkes-Barre City Crime Watch Organization.

She has been preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Roos and Lillian Dunbar.

Surviving are her daughter; Susan Eckhart, Kingston; grandchildren, Les Eckhart and Kimberly Eckhart; great-granddaughter, Bailey Stavridis; along with two nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery, Shavertown. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Catherine's obituary at

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Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138
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Published in Times Leader from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014
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