YORK E. Catherine (Zech) Joseph, 95, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Kelly Drive. She was the wife of Edward K. Stipe, who passed away in 1967, and Marvin A. Joseph, who passed away in 2000. Catherine was born in Codorus Township, on December 4, 1917, and was the daughter of the late Victor Zech and Edna (Klinedinst) Zech. She graduated from Spring Grove High School class of 1935 and from York Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. She was a registered nurse and worked at York Hospital for over 16 years prior to retiring. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in York. Catherine is survived by her daughter, Mary R. Gable and husband, Don of York; her son, Thomas E. Stipe of Maine; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ruth Edris. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Stipe; her daughter, Jean Kurtz; and her stepson, Richard K. Joseph Sr. A funeral service in celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, with the Rev. Kevin T. Shively officiating. She will be laid to rest following the service next to her husband, Edward, at Greenmount Cemetery in York. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the parlor at the church. Family services are under the direction of Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC of Spring Grove. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.irwinbeck.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2013
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