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Catherine Tracy Howarth Obituary – Occasions Herald-Report

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Catherine (Cay) Comiso Tracy Howarth, age 94, died on Saturday, July 9, 2022, surrounded by her household within the care of Hospice at Solar Metropolis Heart Hospice Dwelling, Ruskin, FL.

Cay was born Might 4, 1928, in Callicoon, NY. She lived in Callicoon till 16 years of age and was raised by her grandmother, Elizabeth Buchana, after her mom died when she was 8 years outdated. She then moved to Port Jervis, NY and subsequently settled in Middletown, NY the place she graduated highschool and married Kenneth W. Howarth Sr. Ken and Cay celebrated their sixtieth wedding ceremony anniversary in October 2007.

The Civil Air Patrol recruited Cay whereas she was nonetheless in highschool. It was right here that she was skilled in Morse Code, cloud formation evaluation, identification of enemy planes, navigation, and extra throughout WWII. Publish WWII, Cay started work at a rubber plant repairing life vests and lifeboats for our navy troopers. She additionally had the consideration of being elected the very first feminine Watch Captain after the formation of the Metropolis of Middletown Neighborhood Watch Program.

Within the late 1960’s, Cay’s profession took off when she accepted a place with the Occasions Herald Report newspaper in Middletown, NY. She was tasked with the job of making ads. Cay had a protracted and rewarding profession with the Report and spoke typically of her days within the workplace. She additionally labored with an area newspaper in Pine Bush, NY to help with investigative reporting..

In her spare time, Cay loved spending it outdoor in her garden. A few of her finest accomplishments grew right here and gave her kids and grand-children fond recollections of selecting raspberries and strawberries yearly.

Over the previous few years, Cay discovered to really admire the little issues in life and located magnificence and grandeur in her environment. She was a connoisseur of music with the voice of an angel. She was the kind of girl who would randomly begin singing God Bless America on the high of her lungs and all people would cease what they had been doing to pay attention and admire her voice and keenness. When Cay spoke or sang, individuals listened.

As she did all through her whole life, Cay fought with a fierce toughness in her remaining years, ensuring she stayed on this earth lengthy sufficient to fulfill her great-grandchildren and left this world in a conventional Howarth trend. As Frank Sinatra would say, she did it “my method.” She had an air of authority about her that got here from a mix of knowledge, expertise and being effectively learn. She cherished her household and nation fiercely to her final day.

Cay is survived by three loving kids and their spouses, Karen Klepinger, Brenda Giraldi (Frank), Russell Howarth (Tammy) and daughter-in-law MaryAnn Howarth. Cay was blessed to have many grandchildren and great-children in her life. She will probably be tremendously missed by Maria Everett-Sebasta (Wayne), Alicia Sander (Joe), Marcy Elwood Ballard (David), Nichole Meuse (Rudy Hesse), Shanna Howarth Hutton, Kenneth W. Howarth III (Brittney), Kristina Howarth, Cory Howarth, Kayla Howarth (Andrew Estep), Kelsey Hobson (Jeremy). She additionally had many great-grandchildren who all introduced nice pleasure to her coronary heart. Robert and Tristin Everett, Joshua Sebasta, Joseph, Nicholas, and Anthony Sander, Sydney and Kaitlyn Ballard, Caleb Meuse, Aislinn and Celise Hutton, Ronan Howarth, Avery and Owen Estep, and Harlow Hobson. She additionally has many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins who cherished her dearly.

She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth W. Howarth Sr, and a pair of sons, John Howarth, and Kenneth W. Howarth Jr, son-in-law, Dean Klepinger, and a fantastic grandson, Lazarus Jude Howarth. She was additionally predeceased by her mom, Mary Teresa Comiso and father James Victor Comiso, 2 sisters, Betty-Ann Comiso, Patricia Sobolewski, 2 brothers, James Comiso Jr., Richard Comiso, her step-father George Tracy, and step-sister Joan Tracy.

Companies will probably be held on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:00am, at St. Joseph’s Church, 149 Cottage St, Middletown, NY 10940. Burial will probably be instantly following the mass within the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Rd, Goshen, NY 10924.

Household and buddies could go to on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Dwelling, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Contributions in reminiscence of Catherine Howarth could also be made to Shriners Youngsters’s Hospital.

Posted on-line on July 12, 2022

Printed in Middletown Occasions Herald-Report

Service Data


Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Dwelling, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY

July 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Dwelling, 130 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY

July 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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