Catherine Alberta Geraldine Minskey Smario, “Cathy Kay”, March 29, 1936-December 17, 2018, of Fredonia, N.Y., died peacefully at the Heritage Village
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Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Gerry, N.Y. A beloved sister and dear friend, “Cathy Kay” will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Born in Harrisburg, PA, Catherine married Peter Smario and resided in Buffalo, N.Y. Upon his death, she resided in Fredonia, N.Y. where she was a member of the Fredonia First United Methodist Church. She provided loving child car in her home for many years. She also enjoyed serving as an usher at the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia and the Fredonia Opera House. If her earlier years Catherine was a YMCA counselor in Harrisburg, PA.
Catherine is predeceased by: her mother, Vivienne Conley Minskey Galgana; her father, Albert E. Minskey and her husband, Peter Smario. She is survived by: her brother, Albert Edward Minskey and sister-in-law, Sandra Gay Minskey of Liverpool, PA.; nieces: Debra Marie Minskey and Tina Nicole Minskey; nephew, Jeffrey Scott Minskey and great-nephew, Seth Curtis Edward Minskey.
She referred to herself as a “Pennsylvania stump jumper” and regarded her Fredonia circle of friend as her family as well. Her strong faith remains a comfort to those who loved her.
A Memorial Service in celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church at the convenience of the family. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.