Catherine Rogerson Jagta, age 73, died at her home in Waterford on Thursday, October 5, 2023 after a 4-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Jamestown, NY on June 14, 1950, she was one of three children of the late Myron and Rachel Hitchcock Rogerson.

Cathy grew up in the Waterford area. She married Ronald L. Jagta on April 28, 1979, and together they made a home in Waterford and raised their family. She was an accountant holding various positions at Elgin Electronics and Zurn Energy.

Cathy lived a full life enjoying her family and friends. She could be called a card-playing fanatic, playing in several card clubs for many years, and, of course, her special morning card games with her granddaughters before school using “grandma rules.” There are so many precious memories with her family and friends, including motorcycle rides with her husband and summer motorcycle vacations with their friends. Cathy also enjoyed their Calsicat Friends Group from Ron’s former employer, and her time spent landscaping and working in her gardens around their property. Cathy’s memory will forever be cherished by her family.

Family members include her husband Ron, her daughter Kim Shields and husband Dan, and her son Randy Jagta and wife Amanda; her five grandchildren, Maddy, Ryan, Paige, Sidney, and Elliot; two brothers, Willard Rogerson and wife Kathy, and Myron Rogerson and wife Patti; two sister-in-laws, Pati Bartholme and husband Brian, and Cheryl Sherrard and husband Pete; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday, October 13th from 3-7 pm. Private burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.