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Cathryn V. McCullough

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 6, 2013 @ 6:55 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Cathryn V. McCullough, 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Glenn at WillowValley.  She was the loving wife of the late Robert M. McCullough.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Cathryn (Mckinney) Whiteside.

Kitty was a graduate of Upper DarbyHigh School.  She excelled in typing and shorthand.  She enjoyed those skills.  She was employed by Unisys in Downingtown for 10 years as an Executive Secretary before she retired.

Kitty had varied interests.  She was an avid Bridge Player, a tennis player, a friend to the birds, as she loved to feed them and encourage them to build nests and watch the baby birds grow.  She loved to garden, and have flowering bushes that she would plant and nurture herself.  She also enjoyed walking every day.  She was a member of the choir at GroveMethodistChurch in West Chester for many years.  She also enjoyed theater, and traveling.  She had visited many countries with her husband.  She especially loved Ocean City, NJ.  She loved the beach, the surf and the boardwalk where in the early years, she and Bob would indulge in grilled sticky buns.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert M. McCullough, Sr.  She is survived by 2 daughters,  Barbara L. Steck, wife of Raymond J. Steck of West Chester, PA and Janet L. Young , wife of Howard Young of Coatesville, PA; 2 sons, Daniel C. McCullough, husband of Susan McCullough of Downingtown, PA and Robert M. McCullough Jr., husband of Mary McCullough of Christiana, PA.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.  Kitty thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family.

A funeral service will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church, 600 E Penn Grant Rd, Willow Street, PA 17584 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Steve Bowser officiating.  A visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s disease Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA  17110-9638.

Condolences for the family of “Cathryn V. McCullough”

Condolence from Nancy and Bob Labroli on May 7th, 2013 3:51 pm

Dear Aunt Kitty, You were so much fun as we grew up..Your laughter was contagious, and oh, you sisters had a lot of laughs together. When we moved our young family to West Chester, it was even better. The little cousins all played in the clear brook on Clearbrook Lane in your backyard.
We are happy for you now, you are with your wonderful husband, Auncle Bob.
Love, Nancy

Condolence from Craig and Irene Rider on May 8th, 2013 1:53 am

This evening Mom and I learned of the passing of our dearest friend Kitty and were deeply saddened. We recall with great love and affection the deep and abiding friendship we shared with Kitty and Bob over these past many, many years.
Kitty was indeed a wonderfully special lady who possessed a beautiful sense of humor, an infectious laugh and the rare gift of loving grace, which she shared with friends and family.
Mom and I recall with greatest joy, the wonderful times we shared each Friday night as we eagerly looked forward to our weekly card games, filled with much fun, laughter and genuine fellowship, the kind which can only be experienced among the best of friends.
We also count among our richest memories, the magnificent times we shared as we embarked on five cruises together with our always enthusiastic travel buddies..Kitty and Bob.
One of the highest honors that can be bestowed on our dearest friends is the extending hand of “Family Inclusion”. This was a mutually agreed upon and often exchanged sentiment between Kitty, Bob, Irene and Craig..we were and are family and feel quite blessed in that distinction.
Mom and I will greatly miss our beloved Kitty, her smile, her wit, her laughter, her charm and her gracious loving spirit. However, the imprint of Kitty’s life has been firmly set upon those she loved and those who loved her…Mom and I are indeed honored to be recipients of this special grace.
God Bless Our Dear Friend Kitty.
“And He Will Raise You Up On Eagle’s Wings, Bear You On The Breath Of Dawn, Make You To Shine Like The Sun, And Hold You In The Palm Of His Hand”
In Loving Remembrance
Irene and Craig

Condolence from Carol and Gene Rappaport on May 9th, 2013 10:29 am

Dear Janet,Barbara,Daniel and Robert,
Gene and I enjoyed having Bob and Kitty for freinds and “hall-mates” here at The Manor. We always loved chatting with them as we saw them every day.
It was a loss to everyone here when Bob left us and a shock when soon after Kitty manefested her illness.
I visted her and saw her periodicly in healthcare and she always had a smile and very gracious. She was indeed a person to remember; for her wit as well as her freindliness.
If you were feeling down, Kitty could cheer you up.
You were always loving,and attentive
to your folks and I always admired that.
May you be blessed with fond memories
of your Mom and Dad. they were terrific people.
In Jesus love,
Carol Rappaport

Condolence from K. Michael Rose on May 9th, 2013 4:23 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Neighbor on May 13th, 2013 2:32 pm

May Cathryn McCullough RIP, with hope may your hearts and minds remain sure with the helmet of salvation. “But as for us who belong to the day, let us keep our senses and have on the breastplate of Faith and Love and as a helmet the hope of salvation” 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; Psalms 115:16; John 5:28, 29; Psalms 37:11

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