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Catherine G. Schade, 93 – Member of the Tri-Valley CB Radio Club

Catherine G. Schade, 93, former Valley View resident, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

She was born on October 28, 1926, in St Clair, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Polak Sabaday.

Kitty attended St. Clair Area schools.

She was a seamstress for area garment factories, lastly retiring from the former Amy Sportswear in Valley View.

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Kitty was a devoted member of Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont.

She was also a member of the Hegins-Valley Fire & Rescue, Tri-Valley Senior Citizens, and the Tri-Valley CB Radio Club.

In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by her husband, Willard F. Schade, Sr. in 2003, to whom she was married for 56 years, and brothers Joseph, Steven, and Martin Sabaday, sisters Ann Shapell, Margaret Goodman, and most recently a brother in law George Bassig.

She is also survived by three sons, Willard Schade, Jr, and wife Cindy, Valley View, Eric Schade of Dover, PA, Brian Schade and wife Lisa, Millsboro, DE; three daughters, Linda Koppenhaver, and husband Lenwood, Pottstown; Barbara Klinger, and husband Rick, Pottstown, Gloria Schade and husband Bill Schlegel, Valley View, sister Mary Bassig, Allentown. 9 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services are private and at the discretion of the family.

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Burial will be made in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kitty’s name can be made to the Tri-Valley Charities, P.O. Box 751, Valley View, PA 17983.

To leave online condolences, visit

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

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