Catherine A. Anders “beloved mother, grandmother, and sister”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.----Catherine A. “Cathy” Anders, 89, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Friday, December 2, 1932 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of William John and Pauline Minnie Moore Malone. On June 6, 1953 in Eldred, she married Llewellyn W. “Dutch” Anders, who passed away on September 23, 1987.
Cathy was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1950 and was a graduate of the former Westbrook Commercial Academy in Olean as a stenographer.
After graduation from the Westbrook Academy, Cathy was employed by the Olean Times Herald for a short period of time, then was employed at the former High Q (which became AVX) in Olean, later worked at the former Ho-Sta-Geh Restaurant in Olean, and then was employed at the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. In 1974, Cathy became the founding director of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse, where she devoted her life to helping the senior citizens of the area. She retired at the age of 80. She had previously served on the Shinglehouse Borough Council.
Cathy was a former member, past Matron and past secretary of Eureka Chapter #52 OES in Shinglehouse and was a past District Deputy Grand Matron for District 12. She loved to craft and knit. Cathy collected cardinals of all shapes, sizes and colors. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are three children, Patricia M. Kewley of Roulette, Stephen W. Anders of Little Genesee, N.Y., and Jane E. (Allen) Dingey of McConnelsville, Ohio; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John P. (Marilyn) Malone of Farmersville, N.Y. and L. Thomas “Tom” (Becky) Malone of Olean, N.Y.; two sisters, Teresa M. Malone of Avon, N.Y., and Margaret Malone of Olean, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Cathy was predeceased by five brothers, Michael J. Malone, Richard J. Malone, Joseph R. Malone, Roy D. Malone, and William “Bill” Malone; and a sister, Jane E. Nunamaker.
Family and friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on Friday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 16, 2022, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, of Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Memorials in Cathy’s name may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Cathy’s family entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Cathy, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.