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Catherine Weber, 87 – “The Bleanie Lady” was Devoted to Family, Church, Community

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Catherine “Kitty” Weber peacefully passed into the field of memories, reunited with her husband at the age of 87.

Born in Lost Creek, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Olanich) Kowalick.

She worked as a waitress in the Mansion Hotel in Mahanoy City where she met her husband, Jim.

She was a homemaker for many years but was never idle.

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Devoted to her family, church and community, she coached Lassie League, was a Girl Scout leader, member of the Catholic Daughters of America and never missed any event involving her children. Her car was always filled with her kids and their friends, driving them to the Lakewood pool, Heisler’s, Knoebels and various sporting events.

When her children were old enough she worked in the Marian High School cafeteria where she eventually became the head cook.

She was well known as The Bleanie Lady, making the batter for the church bazaars and Marian’s summer picnic.

She enjoyed traveling and saw many sites in Europe, Hawaii, Alaska and Las Vegas. She was an avid Duke basketball and Notre Dame football fan. She was an enthusiastic bingo and casino player.

She will be sadly missed by her children Helen Ann Roadarmel and her husband, Robert, of Virginia, James Weber of Delano and his companion Carole Williamson, Patricia Weber of Delano, Michael Weber and his wife Tanya of Williamsport, and John Weber and his wife Deb of Danville and her grandchildren Sarah, Jake and Michael.

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She is also survived by brothers John Kowalick and his wife Peg, of Frackville, Thomas Kowalick and his wife Loretta, of Florida, Cyril Kowalcik of Catawissa, sisters Dolores Byrnarsky of Ephrata, Bernice Siptroth and her husband Mike of Maryland, Mary Pancher and her husband Joe of Girardville and Pauline Onuschak and her husband Tim of Shenandoah Heights and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral on Saturday at 9:30 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Richard’s Church in Barnesville.

Interment will follow in St. Canicus Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 PM and again on Saturday beginning at 8:30 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers contributions to Tamaqua Adult Day Care 801 E. Broad St. Tamaqua, PA 18252 would be appreciated by the family. Please visit for more information.

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