Catherine M. “Cathy” Tatkovski McElroy, age 51, of Middlesex Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with ALS.
Born in Camp Hill, PA, on April 26, 1968, she is the daughter of William A. and Anna Tatkovski of Chambers Hill.
A 1986 graduate of Bishop McDevitt, Cathy went on to further her education at Duquesne University where she earned her MBA. She also became a Certified Professional Supply Manager.
Cathy had worked as a buyer for Bayer.
She was a member of St. Victor Parish in Bairdford.
An avid book reader and a great tennis player, Cathy was also a huge foodie. She read countless books about food, watched cooking shows, and even attended food show tours.
In addition to her parents, surviving are her husband, William McElroy, who she married on September 7, 2002, four sisters, Evelyn (Ed) Williams of Harrisburg, Monica (Ed) Wierzbicki of Harrisburg, Marie (Alex) Jerev of Carlisle, and Michelle (Scott) Kennedy of Middletown. Sister-in-law of Lynn (Dan) Humphreys of Adams Twp. and Robert (Mary) McElroy of Fombell, and aunt of several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in St. Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111. A visitation will be held in the church from 10:30 – 11 AM. Burial to follow the service in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania, 416 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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