Cathryn Kaltenbach
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Obituary for Cathryn A. Kaltenbach

Cathryn Ann Kaltenbach

Cathryn Ann Kaltenbach, 67, previously of Division St. in Mt. Jewett, died Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Sena-Kean Manor, where she had been a resident for the past 1 1/2 years.

Born April 9, 1951 in Kane, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Janet (Rosenswie) Kaltenbach.

She was a 1969 graduate of Kane Area High School and a 1973 graduate of Edinboro University, where she attained a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She was employed with the Smethport Area School District, where she taught 1st and 4th grade for over thirty years at both the Hazel Hurst and Smethport Schools. While she was teaching, she returned to Edinboro and obtained her Masters Degree.

Cathy loved her animals, whether they were dogs, cats, ducks or geese, but she especially loved her two cats, Timmy and Tommy. She was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and had a real passion for shopping. She belonged to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett and was a PSEA member.

Surviving relatives include two nephews, Dr. Gary (Lorna) Smith of Lewis Run and Matthew (Tiffany) Smith of Youngsville; four great nephews, Nathan, Gregor, Lucas and Evan, several cousins and her life long best friend Kris Dillenbeck of Mt. Jewett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her half brother Gary Smith and a sister-in-law Phoebe Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (Feb. 9) at 11:00a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett, with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz as celebrant. Burial will be in Bridgeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the McKean County SPCA 80 Glenwood Ave. Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences can be expressed at

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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