Cover photo for CLEMENTINE M. 'CLEM' KAWTOSKI's Obituary
1918 CLEMENTINE 2012


September 17, 1918 — December 15, 2012

Clementine M.  'Clem' (Hryn) Kawtoski, 94, Altoona, passed away Saturday afternoon at her residence.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of  the late Paul and Appolonia (Podgorski) Hryn.
Clem married Stanley A. on July 3, 1941, at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Altoona.  He preceded her in death on May 29, 2004.
Surviving are five daughters: Mary Ann Shields and husband Denny, Hollidaysburg, Jenny Naroski and husband Joe of Mentor, Ohio, Sister Pauline, with whom she resided, Rose Marie Creppage and husband Bernie, Trish Frederick and husband Jeff, all of Altoona; three sons: Stanley and wife Linda (Dixon), Sykesville, Md., Joseph and wife Deb (Riccio), Robert and wife Linda (Sipes), all of Altoona; grandchildren: Michael Kawtoski, Stephanie Kawtoski, Adam Kawtoski, Lucas Kawtoski, Tyler Kawtoski, Tech Sgt. Brent Shields and wife Melissa, Colleen Shields and friend Ryan Miller, Erin Shields, Melissa Merker and husband Scott, Amy Naroski, Doug Kawtoski, Kelly Keagy and husband Chris, Betsy Kawtoski, Keith Kawtoski, Kathleen Creppage,  Lauren Creppage,  Evan Creppage, Zack Frederick, Aaron Frederick, and Aubrey Frederick; great-grandchildren: Madison Kawtoski, Aiden Kawtoski, Killian Keagy, Makenna Miller, Brayden Shields, Trevyn Shields, and Colsyn Shields; 17 step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren; brothers: Stanley and wife Bernyce, and Joseph, all in California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Zygmund; and sisters: Viola, Helen and Balbina.
Clem was a custodian and housekeeper for Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, and the School for 22 years.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish (formerly Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church); Ss, Peter and Paul Rosary Society; St. Hedwigs Society; and PNA.
Clem was an avid reader; enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles; a great story teller; enjoyed her Pirates, Steelers and the Duke College basketball games.  She also translated letters from English to Polish and Polish to English for people, and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012 at the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc. 1204 17th Street, Altoona, Pa. 16601.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 12th Ave & 20th St., Altoona, by Father James D. Zatalava officiating. Committal will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be given  for Masses in Clems Memory.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Our Lady of Fatima Church

2010 12 Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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