Katherine Kreydt

Obituary of Katherine M. Kreydt

Katherine M. "Katie" Kreydt

Olean, NY    Katherine M. "Katie" Kreydt, 67, of 1220 W. Sullivan St. passed away peacefully Friday (April 26, 2019) at her home, after a long battle with cancer.  She had been lovingly cared for by her family and supported by her many friends.

Born July 27, 1951 in Olean she was the daughter of Montgomery and Helen Davis Shoemaker.  On February 24, 1973 at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean she married Gerald D. "Babe" Kreydt who survives.  They had recently celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Katie was a 1969 graduate of Olean High School and soon after she began employment with St. Bonaventure University.  She worked in various clerical positions at the University for 34 years until her retirement.

Those her knew Katie know of her love of treasure hunting, collecting and crafting.  What was especially meaningful to her was her love of family and her "collection" of many dear friends.  In addition to being loved by her family, she was especially loved by her lifelong friends "The Giggle Girls" and her past co-workers, affectionately known as "The Bona Bees".

She is survived by her loving husband Babe; 1 son Aaron Kreydt of New Hope, PA; 1 daughter Molly Kreydt of Olean; 2 grandchildren Lexie and Keegan; her loving siblings Suzi, Nancy, her twin brother Monty, Alecia, Barbara and Neil.  Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

At Katie's request, there will be no scheduled visitation or services.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to any Shriner's Hospitals for Children, the most local address being 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean.  Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.