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Katharina (Schreck) Urdzik
April 12, 1936 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Katharina “Kathy” Urdzik, 86 of Derry Twp., died Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Redstone Highland, Greensburg.
She was born April 12, 1936 in Wiesbaden - Biebrich, Germany, the daughter of the late Friedrich “Fritz” and Katharina Schreck.
Kathy moved to the United States in 1958 but always stayed true to her German heritage. She liked meeting people from her native country to have the chance to speak German and share stories of their homeland.
Kathy was a woman of faith who lived a simple life. She enjoyed summertime when her perennials were in bloom and sitting outside with her neighbors.
Above all, she adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her love of family was apparent by the many photographs displayed in her small apartment which she proudly showed off to anyone who visited her.
Besides her parents Kathy is preceded in death by two sisters Johanna “Hanni” Deusser and Maria Hawbaker.
Kathy is survived by two daughters Monika J. Brezinski and husband Mark of Blairsville and Daniela M. Kromel of Latrobe; five grandchildren Derek and Justin Brezinski, Andrew Kromel and wife Keerian, Lindsay Keller and husband Patrick, and Jordan Bosas and husband Michael; three great grandchildren Hennley, Harley, and Leon; two very special nieces Dolly Orange of AZ and Rosalina McGovern of England and many friends.
At the family’s request, the services will be private. There will be no public visitation.
The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331.
Online condolences may be made at merlinfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to a charity of ones choice.