Posted by on June 1, 2019 3:10 am

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Catherine R. (Kay) Kriner, 88, of Orwigsburg, died Tuesday, May 28, at Rosewood Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven.

Catherine was born in Indiana, PA on September 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Larue (McAndrew) Carley and Fred Carley.

She was the widow of Richard P. Kriner Sr., married in 1951. She is also survived by her life partner, Raymond Heiser.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Orwigsburg. She was employed as an Secretary and bookkeeper at Matz Electric in Orwigsburg, retiring in 1976.

Catherine is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Kunkle, and her companion Gerald Henn of New Ringgold, a son, Richard P. Kriner Jr. and his wife Terri, of Orwigsburg, sister Patricia Wright, of Connecticut; Grandsons Jason, husband of Amy; Matthew Kunkle, Companion of Elizabeth Hartzell; and Andrew Kriner, husband of Shannon. There are two great grandsons, Mace and Jacob Kunkle.

Kay was predeceased in death by her granddaughter Michelle Kunkle and brothers Robert, Joseph and Richard Carley

A Celebration of Life service will be held on June 3 at 10 AM with Pastor Steward Warner officiating. The public is invited to call from 9 AM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Inc. Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Salem United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 113 South Liberty Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961 or Hillside SPCA Inc. P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901.