Catherine ‘Kate’ Ann Starr

May 13, 1947 – Jan. 16, 2021


Catherine “Kate” Ann Starr, 73, Altoona, passed away at her residence Saturday evening. Kate was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Ronan) Raichle. She married Peter N. Starr on Feb. 24, 1968, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Peter “Pete” Starr; one daughter, Kristina Starr; two sons, Bryan (Eileen) Starr and Matthew Starr; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Rita Sral and Barbara Smithmyer.

Kate was an LPN nurse, working at Mercy Hospital and the Presbyterian Home. As a nurse, she also did private duty.

Kate loved going to the beach with her family, loved her flower garden and especially loved to be with her husband, children, and her grandchildren, whom she enjoyed the most.

She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

Kate was a member and president of the LPN Private Duty Registry, a member of the Blair County Republican committee, the Cove Republican Committee and a member of the Altoona Council of the Navy League.

She was a 1965 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and a graduate of the Altoona School of Nursing.

A private viewing will be held for the family.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2010 12th Ave., with Msgr. Stanley Carson officiating. COVID-19 restrictions of social distancing and mask are required.

Committal will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2010 12th Ave. Altoona, PA 16601.

Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc.