Kindly transcribed and submitted by Leslie Waidler
The IntelligencerFriday, August 15, 2003
CATHERINE (SCHLITZ) MANDIC died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at her East Rockhill Township home.She was the beloved wife of the late JOHN MANDIC for 42 years.Catherine was an active member of the local community and an East Rockhill resident since 1951.
She was a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 68, and she also participated and supported many other area youth activities such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and summer youth recreational programs.Catherine also was a dedicated and vibrant member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Sellersville. She was a founding member of St. Agnes Mothers' Guild and a highly-regarded contributor throughout its existence. She served as both the vice president and the Sunshine Club committee chairwoman for the St. Agnes Silver and Gold Club and took great pride in supporting her late husband John's accomplishments in the Knights of Columbus. Above all, she was most proud of the unique gifts her personal talents brought to her parish. For more than sixteen years, she handcrafted baptismal garments for the children of the church and chaired the committee.Catherine also held several part-time jobs at the Quakertown Farmers Market and Q-Mart over the past 30 years. She most recently was employed at Frederick's Meats.
As the oldest child of URBAN and CATHERINE (BUCHNER) SCHLITZ, Catherine became the beloved matriarch for an extended family of more than 50 members in six states. She was the focal point of many family gatherings and activities. She also was the mentor and a surrogate mother for many friends, co-workers, and neighbors who also became like family to her. A very giving person, she would readily sacrifice to do for or give to others. An outgoing and warm person, Catherine never met a stranger.
Catherine was the dear mother of six children;. Her brother, CHRISTOPHER SCHLITZ, who died during the Korean War, and her sister, SARAH (SCHLITZ) FOX, preceded her in death.Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960, where they may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Sellersville.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's name to St. Agnes Catholic Church at the above address.
Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie
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