Katherine J. “Kathy” (Diffendale) Bower, age 97 years, passed away on April 13, 2021.
She was born on September 24, 1923, in Ridgewood, Queens NY, the former Katherine Diffendale grew up in Staten Island, NY.
Besides her parents, Katherine is predeceased by her beloved husband Horace L. Bower, who passed away on September 28, 2015.
She married Horace Bower of Staten Island in 1942 and they had 73 happy years together. They resided in NJ before moving to Cairo NY in 1979.
Katherine had a NJ State Beauty Culture License and worked as a beautician for many years. Katherinie also had a NJ Real Estate License. Upon moving to Cairo, Katherine and Horace opened a small gift shop called The Mountain Lady. They sold all kinds of handmade gifts.
Katherine and Horace had three children: Katherine Ann Matyi of Edison, NJ, George Bower and his wife Machelle of Bowling Green, Florida, and Joan Dibert and her husband Greg of Barnegat, New Jersey, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren: and last but not least her dear friend and neighbor David Kelley of Cairo, NY.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, New York 12413, on Monday, April 19, 2021, from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 P.M.
Interment will follow in the family plot of The Catskill Town Cemetery, Catskill, N.Y.
Due to the current pandemic of Covid19, all guidelines such as the wearing of face masks, social distancing, etc. will be strictly adhered to for everyone’s protection. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.