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Kathleen "Katie" R. Christini

February 16, 1946 — March 12, 2019


          Mrs. Kathleen R. Christini, age 73, of Dushore, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Williamsport Hospital.


          Katie as she was known to her family and friends was born on February 16, 1946, in Towanda, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony & Rachel I. Kelley Touschner. She graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the class of 1964.


          She married Theodore P. Christini of Mildred, PA, on December 30, 1967.


          She graduated from Mansfield College and managed Redifer Dining Hall at Penn State University. She attended many auctions and sold antiques at shows and through her store, Olde House Antiques, which she operated for years.


          Katie loved spending time with her grandchildren who loved to spend time with her and loved her dearly. She made her home a special place for them. Family was very important to her, seen in how lovingly she cared for her husband Ted these many years. She remained very active with her high school class alumni. Many friends were welcomed at her farmhouse with wonderful cooking and hospitality.


          Katie loved to cook and garden. She led 4-H groups for many years and coached the high school cheerleading squad. She was a passionate quilter and loved hosting the annual quilting retreat.


Surviving family:



Ted Christini                                                                             at home


Son & daughter-in-law:

Tony Christini and Katy Ryan                                                   Morgantown, WV



Daughter & son-in-law:

Tara Christini and William Weychert                                          Lansdale, PA        



Jane Johndrow                                                                          Lancaster, PA


Brother-in-law & sister-in-law:

Roy & Joyce Christini                                                               State College, PA



Lucille Christini                                                                         Towanda, PA



Justin and Elena Weychert,

Vincent Christini Ryan


And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


          She was predeceased by brothers-in-law:  James N. Christini of Towanda, PA and Francis R. Johndrow of Roanoke, VA.


          A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, her pastor, as celebrant.


          Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass.  


          Interment will be held at a later date in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Dushore, PA.


          Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 309, Dushore, PA 18614.


          Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614


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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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