Catherine Alice (Watson) Brandt, 70, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Dec. 27, 2013, at her winter residence in Sun City, Ariz., surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Kenney) Watson. She married Robert Lawrence Brandt on March 3, 1962.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Cynthia Brandt Hershey of Hollidaysburg; a son, Jeffrey and friend, Wendy Johnson, of Douglassville; four grandchildren: Meghan Hershey and fiance, Guy Crenshaw, in Texas, Matthew Hershey and fiancee, Lauren Hurm, of Altoona, Morgan Hershey in Arizona and Mason Hershey of Hollidaysburg; two great-grandchildren: Rylee Hershey and Dominic Verticelli; two sisters: Mabel Erdley in Virginia and Hazel Minnigh and husband, Chester, of Bedford; and a brother, Leonard Watson and wife, Patricia, of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Fred and John Watson.
Cathy was a 1961 graduate of Altoona Area High School, and in 1973 she graduated sixth in her class from the Altoona Area Vo-Tech School as a licensed practical nurse. She retired from Dr. Manickam Sankaran's medical practice in 2000, and after retirement she enjoyed the Bavarian Aid Society and Pinecroft bingo halls. One of the greatest joys of her life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Cathy was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona. She was a strong woman of Catholic faith in Christ whose loving and caring ways touched everyone around her. She will be greatly missed by those who have known her and loved her. We have lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend too soon.
There will be no service at the request of the family at this time, but a Mass and celebration of her life will take place in the summer of 2014.
Contributions may be made to Home Instead Senior Care, 1923 Plank Road, Duncansville, PA 16635, for Alzheimer's patient care in Cathy's memory.
Arrangements are by Best Funeral Services, West Valley Chapel, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345.