Katie Margaret (Baluch) Stickel. November 25, 1930 – August 22, 2019.
She was known as Mom, Bubba or Aunt Kate and lived for her family, cherishing every second with them. Her passion was traveling which she did often, especially to spend time with her family. She managed to visit every state except Alaska and explored many foreign destinations. She would tell you the wagon train trip was one of her favorites. On a hot summer afternoon you would find her wearing her straw hat, working in her yard or garden. The twinkle in her eyes will be deeply missed by many.
Employed by Bell Telephone for many years as a telephone operator and a lifelong member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.
Proceeded in death by husband: Charles W Stickel (C.W.) parents: Mary Phillips Baluch, John Baluch :
brothers: John, Steve, Ralph, Vince Baluch; sisters: Mary (Maye) Baluch, Ann Timcheck, Betty Ewalt: sisters-in-law: Frankie Baluch, Bertha Baluch and Martha Baluch. Doris Baluch. brothers-in-law Richard Ewalt, Joe Timcheck; niece, Jo-Ann Steiner.
Survived by children: Kathy Stickel Cossell, Chris Stickel (Lori Franklin); brother, Paul Baluch, and sisters- in-law Josephine and Margert Baluch; grandchildren: Jason Haller (Cassie Darrell), Christopher Stickel (Rena) Christine Crouch(Larry),Brandy Swaney (Jason), Kimmi Stickel Bongiorno (Brandon), Samantha Tobias (Scott), Brittany and Jack Franklin; great grandchildren: Katie, Kaylie, Seth and Tanner Haller, MacKenzie, Natalie and Jason Swaney, Richie and Alanna —-Leska, L.J. Crouch (aka Mark), Brylee Stickel, Trent, Jarrett, Noah Crayton, Logan, Tyler, Jaedyn and Lola Marish; numerous nieces and nephews.
Katie’s family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Blair Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, PA where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 9:30 A.M., Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St. John the Baptist R. C. Church, Perryopolis, PA with Father Efren Ambre, celebrant. Interment will be private.
Members of St. John the Baptist R. C. Church will pray the Rosary at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the funeral home.