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Catherine Barton, 103 – Centenarian Heralded for Longevity

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Catherine Barton, 103, of Pottsville, fell into eternal sleep Wednesday evening, January 13, at Lehigh Valley Schuylkill–East.

Born December 3, 1916, in the village of Black Heath, she was the daughter of the late John and Christina (Chernanski) Seador.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. In 2018, Catherine received a citation from both Governor Tom Wolf and The House of Representatives paying tribute to her as she celebrated her 102nd birthday.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Walter Silver and her second husband Charles Barton. She was the last member of her immediate family.

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Catherine is survived by her daughter Joan (Silver) Strauss-McDonald, Augsburg Germany; granddaughter Stefanie Gartenmann wife of Stefan, Switzerlnad; great grandchildren Luca and Julie, Switzerland; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Padinske & family; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Delink & family; Mrs Betty Polny; Mr and Mrs. Michael Polny; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Polny & family; and Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Pake & family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Wednesday January 22 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Wednesday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market Street, Pottsville. Please visit to share a memory of Catherine.

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