Katherine McGuckin Fazio, 93, of Blairsville, PA., and formerly of

Warren, PA., died Saturday, December 10, 2016 in Latrobe, PA.,

after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was born March 4,

1923 in Russell, PA. Katherine was the daughter of William and

Ester Perkins McGuckin. She was a longtime Russell and Warren

area resident, moving to Blairsville, PA., 8 years ago to live with

her daughter, Sally. She was a 1941 graduate of Russell High

School and was a drum majorette, and attended Jamestown

Business College. She had served during World War II, with the

U.S. Navy, as a Seaman 1st Class, stationed in Washington, D.C.

She was employed with the former Warren National Bank and

retired from the Warren County Board of Assistance office. She is

remembered with much love and devotion, for her being a

wonderful mother, who cared and lived for her children, making

clothing for them as kids, taking care of them when they were

sick and being their friend throughout their lives. She was an

avid baker and great cook.

She is survived by her two children – Sally Fazio of Blairsville,

PA., Dean J. Fazio of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Krystal

Nuhfer of Blairsville, PA., Lon Nuhfer of Shepherdstown, W.V.,

James and Joseph Fazio both of Warren, PA., 3 Great

Grandchildren – Harley Nuhfer, Gage Zimmers, Haleigh Fazio,

several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was

preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Joseph A. Fazio

whom she married June 30, 1950 in Warren, PA., who died

January 6, 1982, 2 Brothers – William and James McGuckin.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from

11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral and committal service

will be conducted by her nephew, Deacon Joseph Lucia.

Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Full military

honors will be conducted at the funeral home following the

funeral service by members of the U.S. Navy and the

Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard. Those

wishing to place memorials may do so through the Northwestern

PA Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 1600 Peninsula Drive,

Ste. 15, Erie, PA. 16505 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street,

Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting