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Catherine C. Lorah, 91 – Married 71 Years, Enjoyed Crocheting

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Catherine C. Lorah, 91, of Brandonville, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020.

Catherine was born in West Mahanoy Township on May 21, 1928, a daughter of the late Carrie (Morrell) and George Drumheller.

She was a homemaker, and also worked in the local garment industry.

Catherine was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brandonville. She enjoyed crocheting as well as traveling and camping wither her friends and husband of 71 years, William Lorah, Sr., of Brandonville.

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Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

In addition to husband William, she is survived by a son, William Lorah, Jr., and his wife Linda, of Brandonville; her daughter Jean, wife of Thomas Sharkey, of Hazle Township; and a brother Frank Drumheller, and his wife Betty, of Benton.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Audra Flaherty, Amanda Lorah, Aaron Lorah, Thomas Sharkey, Beth Ann Sannie, Michael Sharkey and Erik Sharkey. 8 great grandchildren survive, as do nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, with burial at the Brandonville Union Cemetery following the service.

Relatives and friends are invite to attend a viewing from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, prior to the service.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brandonville.


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