Catherine Hannah Lang, 96, formerly of Pottsville, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Nottingham Village Nursing Home in Northumberland, PA.
Born at home in Pottsville, December 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine Tritschler Rhody. With the exception of the last few years at Nottingham Village and previously at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Liverpool, she lived in Pottsville all her life.
Catherine graduated from Pottsville High School in 1941. On July 12, 1943, she married Wilbert “Dink” Lang, who preceded her in death on January 8, 1985.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was previously active in the Joy Circle. Over the years, Catherine worked several jobs including at the Farmer’s Market, and Pottsville High School in the cafeteria, but primarily, she was a homemaker to her husband, children, and the generations that followed. Her home was often the center of family gatherings where love, laughter, great food, and a lively game would be found.
Catherine enjoyed Classic Hollywood movies, reading books, working puzzles, and playing games of any kind, but her favorite one was Chinese Checkers: a game she took to a whole new level and became known as “the master” to her family.
In addition to her parents and husband, Catherine was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Heinbach; grandson, Stephen Toth; sister’s Betty (Bert) Strausser, and Helen (Laurin) Edmonds.
Catherine is survived by daughter, Marilyn (Jack) Toth; sons, William (Rhonda) Lang, Scott (Tracy) Lang, and son-in-law, Robert Heinbach. Also surviving are grandchildren, Tammy Schneider; Greg Toth; James Heinbach; Dave (Amy) Heinbach and Carolyn (Ray) Beltz; Christa Cooper and Stacy (Jeremy) Roush; and Austin Boyer, nineteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11:30am on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville with Pastor John Wallace officiating. Family and friends may call from 10:00am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park LLC, Schuylkill Haven.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pottsville, 330 W Market St, Pottsville, PA 17901 or the charity of your choice.
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