Catherine (Yurkow) Haggerty

Born: Sun., Feb. 13, 1927
Died: Wed., Mar. 27, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 29, 2019
Location: Robert F. Mulcahy Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

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Haggerty, Catherine “Kusha”, 92, Cairnbrook, died March 27, 2019 at Windber Hospice. Born February 13, 1927 in Cairnbrook, the daughter of John and Sophie Yurkow. She was the last surviving member of her family. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Jesse; brothers, John, Mike, and Walter; sisters, Mary, Anne, Julia, Stella, and Jenny; son-in-law, Steve Tranovich; and great-granddaughter, Haley Tranovich. Survived by children, Kathleen (Gerd) Luschkowski; Robert (Linda) Haggerty; Marie Haggerty; and Michael (fiance, Diane) Haggerty; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her “special” sister, Genevieve Berezonsky. Kusha was a retired teacher for the Central City Head Start program. Baba was loved by everyone who knew her. She was famous her apple pies, perogies, halupki, and jellies. You were always welcomed in her home with good food and laughter. She loved the Blessed Virgin Mary and was never without her rosary. She was proud of her faith and Polish heritage. She could fluently speak Polish, Slovak, and Russian. She loved to travel and visited Poland with family members. A special thank you to Conemaugh’s Dr. Norred and Dr. Chiravuri, Windber Hospice’s Dr. Kelly Warshel and staff, Dan and Shirley Devan, and all the people who cared for and loved Baba. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (Sacred Heart), Fr. Aron Maghsoudi, celebrant. Committal, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make contributions to Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish or Windber Hospice in Catherine’s memory.


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Barbara Pittenger
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019

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Dorothy Bihun
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of "Kusha". She was a special lady, always a kind word and a smile for everyone she encounter. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless

Nancy McClellan (Hancharik)
   Posted Sat March 30, 2019
I am so blessed to have known Kasha thru her special sister, Jenny.
I will always remember her as a sweet, sweet lady.
My prayers and thoughts with the family.

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