Catherine J. Romer

Catherine J. (Gervinski) Romer, 91, Villanova, formerly of Altoona, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.

She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Marion and Rozena (Azarowicz) Gervinski.

Surviving are two daughters: Constance Romer-Quirin (Terrence) of Villanova and Karen Smith (Richard) of Columbus, N.J.; five grandchildren: Ethan (Stacy), Meredith, Clark, Courtney and Turner; and a great-granddaughter, Ayla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Paul Romer.

Catherine was employed as a nurse at Valley View Home in Altoona, and she retired in 1995.

Friends will be received from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church (main campus of Villanova University), 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova.

Interment will follow at 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Catherine’s memory to the Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Road, Wayne, PA 19087, would be appreciated.