Kathryn A. DaRe
1924 - 2021
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Kathryn "Kitty" DaRe 96, of Allentown passed away peacefully on Monday January 11, 2021. She was the loving wife to James A. DaRe who passed away on January 5, 2010. They were happily married for 63yrs. Born in Allentown on December 7, 1924, Kathryn was a daughter of the late Griffith and Mary (Snyder) Roberts. Kathryn was a 1942 graduate of Allentown High School and immediately started working for L.F. Grammes & Son in Allentown, assembling artillery shell casings. She was truly a "Rosie the Riveter." Kitty worked for PP&L as a key punch operator and did payroll for Quaker Shoe. She volunteered her time in the cafeteria at Our Lady Help of Christians Church as well as in the business office at Immaculate Conception Church. Kitty loved playing basketball for the "Redi Kilo Watts" in the Allentown Womens Industrial League. Surviving are her children: Chris DaRe of Allentown and Tony (Chrissy) DaRe of Mifflinville, PA. Daughter in law: Eileen Caffrey DaRe. Sons in law: Edwin Deily and Jack Ford. She has 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Kathryn was predeceased by her daughters: Sandy Deily and Linda Ford, brother: Robert Roberts, her sister: Anna Mae Saul, sister in law: Esther Montzman and her husband William. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church in Allentown or the Phoebe Ministries care of O'Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown.

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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
Our family expresses deepest sympathy for your sweet mom. Kitty was such a pleasure to be around. She always chatted with love and spirit. Her smile always there. Always positive even when we know hurting. She was a wonderful roommate to my mom. I cherish the memories. Love and peace to your families. We know your Kitty is really happy in Heaven. Laura Fragnito and Family. (Pat Boyer’s family )
Laura
Friend
January 16, 2021
A great family friend that I have known all my life! She was fun to bowl with and a sweet person! Sympathy and prayers to all the family!
Loretta Pursell
Friend
January 15, 2021
So sorry to hear about Mrs. DaRe. Sending love and prayers to your family. Fondly remembering everyone sitting on their front porches on Elm Street.

Ann (Bigatel) Schantz
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
DaRe family!

Our condolences to you all! May you find peace in the lifetime of memories and may God comfort you all during this sad time!

The Morgan family!
Josephine Morgan
Neighbor
January 15, 2021
Tony and family,
Prayers and thoughts going out to you at this sad time. How blessed you were to have had such a very special mom and for such a very long time. May all of you wonderful memories help you during this difficult time.



Louise Holmes
Friend
January 15, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the entire DaRe family. Mrs DaRe was a neighbor of mine while growing up; what a sweet sweet lady! Always smiling; always happy!!!!! ❤
RIP Kathryn!
Barbara Morgan
Neighbor
January 14, 2021
Tony
It was good to talk today to remember how lucky I was to know and enjoy Kitty since moving to the East Side back in 1962. The spaghetti dinners before CCHS BBall games and how she loved when I would kid around with her to make her flash that warm smile. The best memory was in Zollingers when my mom was fitting her for a bra and I happened to stop after school. The two of them turned my face red teasing me about what bra I liked. LOL.
I’m glad Tony and Mike got to enjoy one of the best!
Mike
Mike Lutte
Friend
January 14, 2021
To the DaRe Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories you shared find you comfort in the difficult days ahead. May the love of friends, family and coworkers embrace you all.
Lisa (Demeter) Scarcia
Lisa (Demeter) Scarcia
January 14, 2021
To the DaRe Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May it bring you comfort knowing that Kathryn is in the arms of the Lord.
Thomas Nicholason
January 14, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Tony, Chris, Chrissy, Eileen, and the entire DaRe family on the passing of aunt Kathryn. I was blessed to have seen and talked with her at aunt Esther's services. May God Rest her Soul and may her memory be eternal.
Joey Hanna
Family
January 13, 2021
Tony and Chris,
My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mom. Hugs to you!
Amy Wastler
January 13, 2021
Tony and Chris,
Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a great woman that I have very fond memories of visiting (and sleeping over) at the East Side house.
RIP!!

Bob Kasper
Friend
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