Catherine L. (Kommer) Easly

Feb. 4, 1937 – Nov. 12, 2017


Catherine L. (Kommer) Easly, 80, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday morning at Garvey Manor, Hollidays­burg.

She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Lake) Kommer. On June 21, 1958, she married Ronald H. Easly in Barnesboro.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 59 years; two daughters: Beth Ann (John Cerrone) of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Cheryl Easly of Martins­burg; a son, Doug (Doreen) Easly of Martinsburg; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Margaret Lobick, Evelyn Tretinik and Betty Hornick.

She was a member of the first graduating class (1955) of Northern Cambria High School, formerly Barnesboro High School. She lived in Hastings for many years and worked at the A&P Co. in both Hastings and Barnesboro. After moving to Greenville, S.C., with her husband, she worked at Dillard’s in the credit department for 10 years.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Roaring Spring, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Martinsburg, and also served as past vice president of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a foster grandparent volunteer at Martinsburg Elementary School, where she was known as “Miss Cathy.”

Catherine volunteered every Saturday afternoon at Homewood at Martins­burg calling bingo. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid reader, but her true love in life was her family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, where a vigil for the deceased will be held at

2 p.m. Friends also will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Hastings, Father Thaddeus Rettger, O.S.B., celebrant. A private interment will be held at St. Bernard Cemetery, Hastings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Catherine may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.