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Catherine M. (Thompson) Schaeffer

October 5, 1926 ~ March 16, 2019 (age 92)

Catherine M. Schaeffer
March 16, 2019
Catherine M. Schaeffer, 92, formerly of Pine Grove,  passed away on Saturday, March 16,  in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill East, Pottsville.   
Born on October 5, 1926,  in Pottsville,  she was a daughter of  the late William and Marion Hammer Thompson .
Catherine was a graduate of Pottsville High School.  She loved her family and enjoyed playing cards. 
Preceding her in death were her first Husband, Cletus Searle; a Son, Richard Searle; a Granddaughter, Alicia Marie Gurski; and 9 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her husband, Claude J. "Firp" Schaeffer; two Daughters, Donna Searle-Rittle of Lebanon; Robin Gurski of Pine Grove; three Sons, David Searle, Mark Searle, both of Tremont;  Glen Searle of Pine Grove; seven grandchildren  Jay C. Searle, Justine Wagner, Heather Searle, Nichole Wolfe, Ryan Searle, Catherine J. Gurski, Kimberly White;  5 great grandchildren; two Sisters, Betty Ryndock and Ruth Livingston.
Funeral Services will be held at H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., on Thursday,  March 21, at 2:00 pm with  SALM John Ziegler officiating.   There will be a viewing on Thursday, March 21, from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at the H. L. Snyder Funeral  Home, Inc.  Interment will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for Schuylkill County, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, Pa., 18157, in her memory. 
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Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society Schuylkill
712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor PA 18157

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