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Katherine Marion Wood

August 16, 2019

Katherine Marion Wood, 93, of Carbondale, died peacefully Friday morning, August 16th at home.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Purl R. Blake, in 1987 and her second husband, Clarence Wood, in 1996.

Born in Shunk, Sullivan County, daughter of the late Leslie and Sarah Wilber Wheeler, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale and the United Methodist Church of Waverly, NY.  She was a member of the Women’s Societies in both churches.  Prior to retirement, she was employed as a seamstress at the Sayre Lingerie Company.  She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.  Katherine was a member of the Tioga General Hospital Auxiliary and the Hook and Ladder Fire Company # 1 Auxiliary, both of Waverly, NY.  She was also a member of the VFW Post 8104 Auxiliary, Waverly, NY.

Surviving are two daughters: Sandra Craparo and husband Dr. Thomas J., Carbondale; Carol A. Blake, Waverly, NY; a step daughter: Janice Elgin, South Carolina; 5 grandchildren: Regina L. Garuba; John M. Craparo; Katherine A. Beck, Thomas M. Craparo, Allison E. Levitt; 6 great grandchildren: Jessica Cardi; Emma and Sophia Craparo; Megan Mosher; Anna and Katelyn Levitt; three great great grandchildren: Harley and Jesse Blake; Kaylea LaFritz; four great great great grandchildren: Christopher Blake; Eric and Aiden Jerkes; Raelynn Schrader; two brothers: Durward Wheeler and Larry Wilber; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter: Chrissy Blake.

The funeral will be Sunday, August 16th in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with services at 4 pm by Pastor Don Perry.  Private interment will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY.  Friends may call Sunday, from 2 to 4 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale, PA 18407 or the Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., Carbondale, PA 18407.

Donations may be made to:

Greater Carbondale YMCA
82 North Main Street, Carbondale PA 18407

First United Methodist Church of Carbondale
20 North Main Street, Carbondale PA 18407

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