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Catherine Zagata Skidmore

  • Birth 8 Aug 1923 Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 2012 Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 97286678

Catherine Zagata Skidmore, 89, of 310 Wolf Street, Narrows, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, September 14, 2012. Born August 8, 1923 in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, she was a first generation American, born to Polish immigrants Frank and Catherine Zagata. She was the last surviving member of her family, having been preceded in death by four half-brothers and 11 brothers and sisters. She was the widow of the late Honorable Edward Guy Skidmore, former mayor of Narrows. Cathy was a "Boom-Boom Girl" during World War II as she assembled army ammunitions in Aberdeen, Md. She "kept kids" for over 40 years in Narrows and over 200 kids grew up with "Mommy Skidmore". She was a lifelong Catholic.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012, at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, where a Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral and Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Holy Family Catholic Church, 516 Mason Court Drive, Pearisburg, VA, 24134 or Carillon Clinic Hospice, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, VA, 24141-2429.
The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows.
Published in Roanoke Times on September 17, 2012


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  • Created by: Randy Shepherd
  • Added: 17 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97286678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Zagata Skidmore (8 Aug 1923–14 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97286678, ; Maintained by Randy Shepherd (contributor 46593105) Unknown.