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.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 14, 2021.