CORTLAND, Ohio – Catherine “Kate” Nephew Bridge passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Kate had courageously battled brain cancer since the fall of 2014.
Kate lived with her husband in Cortland, Ohio.
Kate was born on January 12, 1956 in Warren, the daughter of the late David S. Nephew, Sr. and Josephine Nephew.
Kate graduated from Howland High School (valedictorian) and Youngstown State University (B.S. Industrial Engineering).
Kate had a very successful and enjoyable career in Engineering with Packard Electric in Warren and in Flint, Michigan for nine years.
Kate served as Chairwoman for three years of the Madrigal Feast at Lakeview High School and helped lead the Great Books program at Blessed Sacrament Parish school.
Kate is survived by her loving husband of over 30 years, David H. Bridge and by two daughters who will greatly miss her hugs, wit and never-wavering support, Mary Therese Josephine Bridge, J.D. of Columbus, Ohio and Ann Louise Catherine Bridge of Cortland, Ohio. She is survived by her seven siblings, Jodie (David) Flickinger of Columbia, South Carolina, Charmaine Nephew (Rodney Wills) of Charlotte, North Carolina, David (Susan) Nephew, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia, the Honorable Theresa (John) Dellick of Canfield, Bridget Nephew of Howland, Marlene (Jim) Pelyhes of Mentor, John (Tareita) Nephew of Mesa, Arizona and ten nieces and nephews, Leigh, June, Erin, Katie, Aaron, Elizabeth, Corrina, John, Julie and John Charles (JC) and five great-nieces and nephews, Savannah, Wade, Abigail, Adam and Nora.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483 and Monday, June 26 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 26 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Warren with Rev. Thomas J. McCarthy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Warren Family Mission or Someplace Safe of Warren.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Bridge family.
A television tribute will air Monday, June 26 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.