The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 22, 2013

Catherine J. Berta

Star Beacon

MADISON — Catherine Jean Berta, age 86, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township.

She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Madison to Katherine (Foster) and Joseph Berta.

Catherine was employed by Harvey Hubbell, Inc. from May 1979 to September 1992 when she retired. Catherine played women’s semi-pro softball in her 20’s and 30’s, traveling all over the United States. She enjoyed bowling with her girlfriends at North Ridge Lanes in Madison, and watching ALL the Cleveland sports teams.

Though Catherine never married or had children of her own, she was always there for her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was independent her entire life. Catherine was a loving, caring and very proud woman.

She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Quickle and Sandra Blasko; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George, Clarence, Joseph, Richard, John and Bill Berta; and sisters, Dorothy Bushnell, Gertrude Berta and Barbara Spence.

Final Resting Place will be at Fairview Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

Arrangements are being handled by THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio.

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