Katherine J. LaCarte, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed into eternal rest on January 31, 2009.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late August and Agnes Shalanca.
She moved from Philadelphia to Phoenix, Ariz., in l978.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew LaCarte, who was killed in action in Okinawa during World War II. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Jessie Marini, Theresa Zeto, and brother Philip Shalanca.
Surviving her are sisters Mary Bershee, Shavertown; Lena Ceccoli, Audubon, Pa.; and Edith Stanton, Seal Beach, Calif.; also surviving is her companion, Calvin Eady; nieces and nephews. Kay’s wishes were to be buried with her husband, Andrew, at Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Ariz.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5111 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.