Catherine Dittus

Obituary of Catherine D. Dittus

Catherine D. Dittus, our wonderful mother, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the age of 96, at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingston. She was born in Washington Heights, New York City to Albert J. and Minnie D. Weierich. She relocated to Eddyville as an infant then became a life- long resident of Kingston. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Frank Weierich, sisters Mildred Watts and Mary VanKleeck. She is survived by children, Robert J. Dittus (Kathleen), John H Dittus, III (Donna), Carol E. Parrish (Richard), Rosemary C. Dittus (husband Michael Vincitore and Daniel F. Dittus (Patti); grandchildren, Kristin and Jay Dittus, Douglas Parrish, Lauren Parrish Clark, Ashley, Mackenzie and Daniel Dittus.: great-grandchildren, Ryan and Violet Dittus and a third great-grandchild due in October. Catherine married the love of her life, John H. Dittus, Jr. on October 13, 1940 at St. Peter’s Church in Kingston. She was an active parent in her children’s education at School #5 and St. Peter’s and was a member of the PTA and Christian Mothers. When her children reached adulthood she worked at the Kingston Hospital in Central Supply before retiring. She was an active member of Rapid Hose Co. No.1 Ladies Auxiliary, Ulster County Volunteer Fire Auxiliary and along with her husband was one of the founders of the Fireman’s Museum and its secretary for several years. Catherine was active in Ulster County Girl Scouts. She was married to her husband John 54 years when he passed away April 12, 1995. Catherine graduated high honors from KHS, class of 1937. Friends and relatives will be received at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway, Kingston, NY on Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be sung at 10:00 am on Thursday at St. Peter’s Church. Burial to follow at Wiltwyck Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Catherine's name to Kingston Catholic School,159 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 or Alzheimer's Assoc., Hudson Valley Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4060.
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home
261 Broadway
Kingston, New York, United States
845 331-0370

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, July 14, 2016
St. Peter's Church
99 Wurtz Street
Kingston, New York, United States
845 331-0301
Funeral Mass


Burial will be in Wiltwyck Cemeery
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