Catherine I. Jaskolka, 80

Catherine I. Jaskolka, 80, of North Sewickley Twp., Ellwood City passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a short illness.

She was born in Chewton, the daughter of the late Andrew and Balvine (Modliszewski) Rychlicki.

Catherine graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and active with the Christian Mothers Society. She was also the secretary at the church, retiring following 42 years of loyal service.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Carl E. Jaskolka; three sons, John (Vicki) Jaskolka of Stoneboro, Jim Jaskolka of Mercer, Joel Jaskolka of Ellwood City; and.a sister, Rita (John) Lamb of North Beaver Twp.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Hozick and Patricia and Janice Rychlicki..

Catherine deserves a beautiful tribute. However, in this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial mass will be held at a later date. Please be with us in prayer.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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30 thoughts on “Catherine I. Jaskolka, 80

  1. Carl, I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your sons. I was sorry to learn of Cathy’s death. Cathy besides being a wonderful wife and mother, was such an integral part of the community. She always was so helpful and went about her duties in a pleasant manner. Thank you all for the help you have given our family over the years. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as we approach Palm Sunday and Easter God bless you all. Doug and Janet Lockawich

  2. Carl, John, Jim and Joel,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife/mother. On behalf of the entire Fray family, know that we have Cathy and all of you in our prayers in this time of sorrow.

    Life is changed, not taken away.

  3. Carl, John, Jim and Joel;
    We are very sorry to learn of your loss and will be keeping each of you in our prayers.
    May God strengthen you and grant you peace during this time of sorrow.

  4. Jim,
    I am so very sorry to you and your family for your loss. Many prayers during this difficult time.
    Shannon Downing
    Macon GA

  5. Joel , John, and Family,
    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jeff Martin

  6. Carl, John, Jim and Joel,

    We only had the privilege of meeting with you and Catherine in your lovely home in October of 2018. Both of you welcomed Stephanie and I so warmly.
    We know she will be missed by the four of you but she will be in your hearts and memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine and each of you at this very difficult time.

    Your Canadian Cousins…Diane, Stephanie and our families.

  7. Carl, please accept my sincere condolences on Catherine’s passing. You know that she and I spent many of our younger days as best friends. I have so many memories of her and I will never forget her. May you find peace.

  8. So sorry to lose another member of our family. At the time of this terrible epidemic please keep yourselves safe and God Bless you all!

  9. Dear Carl,John, Jim and Joel,
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss of Cathy.
    We will always remember the good times our families shared together over the years, especially when our children were little.
    We toured Pittsburgh, Boston, Hershey, museums, Shaker Villages and Fairs. They were wonderful times!
    She will be remembered and in our prayers.
    Again, our deepest sympathies,
    Paul (Mac) and Natalie MacDonald and the Girls

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