Katherine Conti

Obituary of Katherine B. Conti

Katherine Jane Bauer Conti, 79, of Unity Township, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 27, 2021. Kate was born on Christmas Day 1941 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Nelson and Leah Bauer. She graduated in 1959 from Allentown High School and attended Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She moved to Western Pennsylvania in 1961 where she met and married George A. Conti Jr. and together they raised their family in Greensburg PA. Kate spent her career working at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, Kennametal, and spent over 10 joy-filled years in the guidance office at Greater Latrobe Junior High School before retiring in 2004. A long-time and devoted member of Charter Oak Church, Kate was an active volunteer with various ministries and treasured a special bond with the Congregation and her Bible study group. Kate and George enjoyed time on the golf course at Ligonier Country Club in the summer and at Stonebridge in Naples, Florida during the winter. They enjoyed traveling the world but Kate always preferred a road trip with her grand kids or a summer vacation on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey. Kate was a great hostess that loved to cook holiday meals and socialize with her family and friends. She was especially proud of her pie baking skills. Kate was predeceased by her parents Nelson and Leah Bauer, her husband of 44 years George A. Conti Jr., her sister-in-law Regina Conti Olson, and her infant grandson Davis Lawrence McLean. Kate is survived by her two daughters, Donna Jean Curtis of Wayne Pennsylvania, Jane Elizabeth McLean and husband Larry of Maitland Florida, her son John Robert Conti and wife Kara of North Andover Massachusetts, and her grandchildren Katherine Sara McLean, Elizabeth Jean McLean, Bradley George Conti, and Emily Jane Conti. Kate was lovingly known as Grandma, Grammy, and Bee Dee by her four adoring grandchildren. Kate is also survived by her brother Louis Bauer, sister Jean Mathey (Michael), many beloved nieces and nephews, and countless friends from throughout her life. Friends will be received on Friday, July 2nd from 3 to 6 PM at the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at 11:00 AM at Charter Oak Church, 449 Frye Farm Rd. Greensburg PA 15601. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kate’s memory to Charter Oak Church Food Pantry or Student Ministry online at https://charteroak.churchcenter/giving or by mail to the church address.


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, July 2, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Charter Oak Church
449 Frye farm Road
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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