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Official Obituary of

Catherine Joanne (Witt) Shepherd

October 20, 1952 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Catherine Shepherd Obituary

Oct 20, 1952 – Mar 9, 2024

Catherine “Kate” Joanne (Witt) Shepherd, 71, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Utley) Witt. She married David Shepherd in 1976.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years; a daughter, Heather Pennabaker (Dennis) of New Paris; two sons: Richard Crum of Altoona and Joshua Shepherd of Hollidaysburg; seven grandchildren: Katlynn, Kyler, and Kayla Pennabaker, Preston, and Riley Shepherd, and Ricky and Wyatt Crum; a great-grandson, Garrett Shaffer; a brother, Michael Witt of Altoona; and a lifetime friend, Pam McLaughlin.     

She is preceded in death by three brothers: Robert “Bob”, John “Jack”, and Gerald “Jerry” Witt.

Kate loved traveling to Florida and spending time with her family.

Friends will be received from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will immediately follow at 6 pm with Pastor Jim Balzano officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to a charity of your choice.



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March 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Funeral Service
March 13, 2024

6:00 PM
Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648


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