Kathleen M. Knecht
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Kathleen M. Knecht 75, of Catasauqua, passed away peacefully on Monday May 13, 2019. Born in Allentown Kathleen was a daughter of the late Arthur R. and Mamie A. (Kratzer) Dougherty. Kathleen was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church in North Catasauqua, and formerly a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church where she was a member and past president of the Altar & Rosary Society. Kathleen was a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lehigh County, a member of the LAIAFF, and a former Vice President of the International Ladies Auxiliary of Fire Fighters. Kathleen was a unit secretary for 25 years at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown prior to retiring in 2014. Surviving are her daughters; Christine wife of Kevin Hartwell of Litchfield, NH, Yvonne wife to Tom Vallone of Bethlehem and her son Mark and wife Deb of Mechanicsburg, PA. Kathleen's sister is Rosemary Kern and fiancée Donald Potak of Walnutport. She was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Dougherty. Her grandchildren are; Nikki, Tye, Kevin Michael, Kaitlyn, Jake and Anna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday Mary 24, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. John Fisher, North Catasauqua. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm at the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1064 Fifth St. North Catasauqua, and on Friday from 9:45-10:45 am at St. John Fisher church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Kathleen's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital c/o the funeral home

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Published in Morning Call on May 19, 2019.
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May 13, 2020
Aunt Kathleen.. can't belive its been a year already since u left us. We all miss u very much, but rest in peace until we meet again.
Bridgid DalPezzo
Family
May 24, 2019
Kathleen's Family,

Please accept my Sympathy on the passing of Kathleen thoughts and prayers to the family at this sad time.
Marilyn Muller
May 24, 2019
Dear Yvonne-
I wanted to extend my sympathy to you and let you know I am thinking about you. Mom's hold such a huge part of our hearts and my heart breaks for you,for I know how much you loved her and loved being with her. May all the beautiful memories you have give you comfort. You have a beautiful angel to watch over you.
My sympathy to your sister and brother,Tom,your children and entire family,especially Ruthie.
With friendship and love-
Val Ervin
May 20, 2019
Ireland 2017
Christine Hartwell
May 20, 2019
Momma
Christine Hartwell
May 20, 2019
Family
Christine Hartwell
May 20, 2019
Christine Hartwell
Daughter
May 20, 2019
Dear Kathy's Family,

I had the pleasure to work with KATHY at SACRED HEART she will be missed.

God Bless.
Rose
Rosemarie
May 19, 2019
Sending my sympathies, thoughts and prayers to our LAOH sister's family and friends. May she rest in peace
Rosalie Goldstein
May 19, 2019
Arrived in Ireland; 9/2017
Yvonne Yaya Vallone
May 19, 2019
Ireland was calling, McCarty's 3/17/17
Yvonne Yaya Vallone
May 19, 2019
Easter Sunday, 2019
Yvonne Yaya Vallone
May 19, 2019
My dear sister.you are now with Jesus .I'll miss you dearly.love you.
Rosemary
May 19, 2019
R.I.P. my dear aunt and Godmother ❤
Jen
Family
May 19, 2019
Rest Peacefully my dear Aunt Kathleen. Your with gram n pop pop now (your mom and dad). Watch over all of us. Till we meet again.. Love, Bridgid, Michael, and Ariyanna (and Luis).
Bridgid Dougherty-DalPezzo
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