Catherine M. (Merlin) Hartshorn, 78, of New Derry, died Friday, March 4, 2022, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born August 15, 1943, in Latrobe, PA, a daughter of the late Julius and Cora J. (Bell) Merlin. Prior to retirement Cathy worked at Vale Tech in Financial Aide. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, working outside with her flowers, and bird watching. Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Eugene E. “Gene” Hartshorn in 2010. Cathy is survived by her two sons Kevin E. Hartshorn of Derry Twp. and Keith “Buck” Hartshorn and wife Jennifer of New Derry; one daughter Kimberly A. Hartshorn of New Derry; one step son Jeffrey E. Hartshorn and wife Beth of OH; two step daughters Karen J. King and husband Sherbie of KY, Amy L. Stahl and husband Jim of Youngstown, PA; one sister Joyce Balega and husband Jack of Derry; two grandchildren Aubree and Shayler Hartshorn; six step grandchildren Michael, Monica, Tyler, Sarah, Nicky, and Lacey; three step great grandchildren Piper, Raleigh, and Masie; grand pup Napoleon; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. All services will be private for the family. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc., 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Action for Animals Humane Society, 386 Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650. Online condolences may be made be made to merlinfuneralhome.com.
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