Kathleen A. (Stenger) Halaja, 74, of Tionesta, PA, formerly of Chippewa Twp., passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 in the UPMC Hamot Hospital ER.
Born April 25, 1946 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Agnes “Betty” (Marquette) Stenger. Kathleen was a real estate agent in the early 80’s, prepared taxes at H & R Block in Ellwood City in the mid 80’s and was the office manager for KC Plumbing & Heating (now Benjamin Franklin Plumbing & Heating) for 15 years until she retired. Kathleen enjoyed bowling and playing cards. She belonged to a bowling league out of the IBEW Local 712 and was in a ladies card club.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, John Joseph “Joe” Halaja; her children, John M. (Tania) Halaja, Marcy (Robert) Allison, Paul (Nancy) Halaja, Lori (Rich) Davis, and Daniel Halaja; her grandchildren, Robert Allan Allison Jr., Cameron Allison, Keaton Allison, Timothy (Ruthanne) Halaja, Sebastian Davis, Sinjin Davis and Katie Halaja; her brother, William “Bill” (Linda) Stenger; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James “Jim” Stenger; and two sisters-in-law, Linda Lee Roth and Susanna Stenger.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4pm-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa- www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Everyone is invited to attend the mass of Christian burial on Wednesday at 10am at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Kim Schreck will officiate. In accordance with CDC guidelines, social distancing and mandatory masks will be enforced at both the funeral home and church.
The family requests that contributions be made in Kathleen’s name to the Beaver County Humane Society- 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa PA 15001.