Kathleen H. Sloan Daruda, age 83, formerly of Waterford, died at Millcreek Community Hospital on Sunday, June 29, 2008. Born in Big Stone Gap, VA on September 20, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Worley J. and Clara B. Sloan. Her husband, Michael Daruda, preceded her in death.
Daruda, Kathleen H. SloanOver the years, Kathleen worked at various employers in the area, finally retiring after working for 11 years at Elgin Electronics. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion Post 285 of Waterford, and she used to enjoy spending her winter months in Florida.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Michael Daruda; her son, Terry D. Daruda; three sisters, Leola Seymore, Mildred Anderson, and Beatrice Hill; and two brothers, Cedric Sloan and Willard Sloan.
Survivors include her brother, Gilmer J. Sloan and his wife Stella of Erie; her daughter-in-law, Georgetta Daruda of Erie; her grandson, Michael Daruda of Jacksonville, FL; and several nieces and nephews including Margie Bannister and Mark Klingensmith, both of Erie, and George Hill of Arizona.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, West First and Walnut Streets, Waterford, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend the funeral service there on Thursday at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.