POLAND, Ohio – Catherine “Kay” Urdea, 86, died Monday afternoon at her residence.
Kay was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Struthers, Ohio (Trumbull County) a daughter of George and Sophia Klutz Tabak.
A graduate of Struthers High School, Kay worked as a bookkeeper in the payroll department of Trumbull Industries in Warren, Ohio and retired in the year 2000.
Kay was a member of the Infant Jesus of Prague Byzantine Catholic Church.
Kay leaves her husband, Thomas, whom she married 65 years ago on Sept. 7, 1946; two daughters, Gail (John) Walsh of Boardman, Ohio and Mary Lynn (David) Smercansky of Poland, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Christopher (Chrystie) Walsh, and Jeffrey and Ryan Walsh.
Besides her parents, Kay was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Michael Tabak; and one sister, Mary Snyder.
Family and friends will be received Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel, where the Parastas will be held at 5:15 p.m.
The Panachida will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. and the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at the Infant Jesus of Prague Church.
Interment will follow at the Poland Riverside Cemetery
Kay’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the wonderful care provided by her caregivers, Obie Danso-Ayesu and Marnie Spatar and to Grace Hospice.
Memorial contributions may take the form of memorial tributes in Kay’s name to the Alzheimer's Disease and related Disorders Association, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406 or to Alzheimers Research, Attn: Robin Blass, Adelbert Hall, Suite 403, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7090.http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2012/may/16/catherine-kay...
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