Catherine "Kay" Lineman (nee Hare) was a loving wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend. She left this world peacefully at home, on March 25, 2022, surrounded by her husband, Roy, and her daughter, Jennifer.
Kay was born on August 1st, 1941. After she graduated high school, she married William "Mitch" Mitchel. She and Mitch had very few months together before he left for Vietnam, but in that time, Kay became pregnant with their first child. Unfortunately, Mitch was killed in action and the devastation of losing her beloved husband resulted in the loss of their child.
Kay came home to Philadelphia and attended business school. Eventually she met and married the love of her life, Roy Lineman. Together, they had one child, Jennifer. Kay was thrilled to be a stay at home mom. She volunteered at her daughter's schools and was an avid crafter. She enjoyed all sorts of artistic pursuits and passed that love on to her daughter.
Kay was a loving caregiver for her own mother, Edith, in her final days. She helped Edith as she battled late stage dementia. Kay was always ready to helpothers, andfound joy in doing for those she loved.
After her daughter graduated high school, Kay went back to work as a secretary where she excelled in her job at Vincent Metal Goods. She met lifelong friends there and found a rewarding career there before her retirement.
Kay and Roy shared so many fond memories and enjoyed traveling together. In the early days of their marriage, they enjoyed taking the family to Disney World. They brought their daughter, as well as both of their mothers. These trips were filled with amazing memories for all. After retirement, they enjoyed taking day trips and even took their first cruise together. Whenever they were together, they made beautiful memories and laughed often.
Perhaps the greatest joy that Kay had was being a Nana. Her first grandchild, Anna, was born on August 13th, 2005. Her grandson, Aaron, was born on October 12th, 2008. Kay doted on her grandchildren and relished all of the time she had to spend with them. She enjoyed quiet visits and going to as many karate tournaments for them as she could.
In 2013, Kay was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She underwent multiple surgeries and ultimately kicked cancer in the rear end. Over the next nine years, she fought with many complications from her battle with cancer. She never once complained about the treatments or the side effects. She fought her battles with a smile on her face and the determination of a woman who would never give up. She was, and remains, an inspiration to all who saw her fight.
When it came time for the end of her life, Kay had very clear ideas of how she wanted to leave this world. She came home on hospice under her own terms and died quietly in the home where she spent most of her life, surrounded by her husband and daughter.
Kay will be deeply missed by her husband, Roy F. Lineman, her daughter Jennifer Moyer (Jason) and her grandchildren Anna and Aaron DeSantis.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather to remember Kay's life on Saturday, April 9, 2022 beginning at 11:30am at the Slabinski Sucharski Funeral Home, 2614 Orthodox St., Phila, PA 19137. (Parking is available on premises). A short service will begin at 1pm. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory to the TLC Child Care Center, 19 S. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 would be greatly appreciated by her family.