Barbara Joy Katusha
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Barbara Joy Katusha

Binghamton - Barbara Joy Katusha, 80, of Binghamton, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, February 26th, 2021. She is predeceased by her father Russel Joy, her mother Gladys Joy and her stepmother Lucile Joy; her brother Richard Thomson and her sisters Beverly MacLeod and Susan Fitch. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Edward Katusha, her sons Scott and Bonnie Katusha, Tim and Jenn Katusha, Joe Katusha and fiancée Yisset Perez-Rosario and Brent Katusha; her grandchildren Corey and Kim Katusha, Tabor Katusha and Amanda Hoskins, Karla Alcequiez, Jackson Katusha, Alex Katusha, Nathan Katusha and Tristan Katusha; her great granddaughter Scarlett Katusha and many nieces and nephews including Sheri Felter, Mindy Weidman, Dickie Thomson, Kim Macha and Christine Drum.

Barbara "Mima" was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, niece and friend. She was a precious gem who was beautiful, sweet, kind, caring, thoughtful, generous, sympathetic and encouraging. She was always willing to lend an ear and forthcoming with her advice. Words cannot describe how blessed we all are to have been touched by her love. Her greatest joy was her family to whom she was unfailingly loyal, devoted, protective and proud. Her legacy will forever be the love and compassion she instilled in her children and grandchildren which will keep her spirit alive in our hearts and her love everlasting. We love you more today than yesterday, but more tomorrow than today. So long for now…

Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. David C. Seaver will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.






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March 23, 2021
Dear Scott, we were shocked and saddened to hear of your Mothers
passing. Equally skilled at lending a sympathetic ear, being a voice of
reason, or busting your chops, we really enjoyed conversation with Barb
when our paths crossed.

To Ed, Tim, Joe, and Brent, and all of Barb’s grandchildren and family,
our sincere condolences to you all. With our sympathy and love.
Jeff and Carla Fingar
Friend
March 22, 2021
Eddie, I was so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I will always remember her laugh and sweet nature. Live and hugs to all. The Berkley family.
Marcia Burdell
Family
March 4, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We were friends for many years and I have many great memories. I sure will miss her.
Gloria Galazyn
Friend
March 3, 2021
I so much enjoyed talking with Barb when she came in to the Credit Union. She loved to share stories about her Children and Grandchildren. She would always light up the room. Prayers to the family. May she Rest In Peace.
Lori B.
Acquaintance
March 3, 2021
To Be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May he comfort the family during this very sad time. I always will remember Barb as a sweet , gentile, kind and loving person. Sending hugs and prayers.
Linda Dudek
Family
March 2, 2021
To the Katusha family ..so sorry for your loss . She was such a wonderful kind loving woman. May the
love of friends and family and happy memories carry you through your grief.
Nadine and Rick O'Neil
Friend
March 2, 2021
our prayers are with you and your family. Tim and Jenn -stay safe.
jerry tokos
Friend
March 2, 2021
My deepest deepest sympathies on the loss of this extremely lovely woman. I was fortunate to get to know her when our sons (Brent and Scott) went to high school
Anne Bezek
Friend
March 1, 2021
To all of the Katusha family,

Im so sorry to here about Barb. I have many fond memories of her. Back when you all lived in Conklin. She was such a sweet lady. Many hugs to all of you.

Pam Storm-Lee
Pam lee
Friend
March 1, 2021
My condolences to the family, God Bless.
Scott Steveskey
Friend
March 1, 2021
Scott, Bonnie and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Connie & Dave
Connie
Friend
March 1, 2021
Scott & family,
My sincere condolences.
Bruce Bedford
Friend
March 1, 2021
Ed...I only met your wife once and she was a sweet lady. May she fly high with the angels and the Good Lord guide you and your family in your time of sorrow. Please accept my condolences...Joe.
Joe Steiner
Acquaintance
March 1, 2021
Ed, and Families,

So sorry to read about Barbara. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Dick Orzel, Surfside Beach SC
Dick Orzel
Friend
March 1, 2021
To say anything about Barbara is to say something about Eddie,a love of a love of anything...The strength of all of the family is of Barbara and forgive me;she will always know what Eddie is doing,and any of you.May Gods Mercy be with you thought this transition to ever lasting life.A friend of wisdom.
Ellen M. Kennicutt
Friend
February 28, 2021
Eddie and family, So sorry to hear. Barb was a wonderful lady and will be missed. She was a great friend to my mother, Gloria. It was a pleasure to know her. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Cheryl Galazyn Smith, Andy and Haley
Friend
February 28, 2021
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