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.