Official Obituary of

Genevieve A. Catchur

January 3, 1932 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Genevieve Catchur Obituary

Genevieve Catchur, 92, of Griffith, Indiana, passed away on March 11, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orest M. Catchur, parents John and Anne Micoley, sister Christine Szewka, brother-in-law Edmund “Red” Szewka, and brother-in-law John White. A strong mother who held her family together through many difficult times, Genevieve was guided throughout her life by her deep religious convictions.

Genevieve spent 22 years as an office manager for Brennan Medical Corporation. She was also a member of the Embroiders Guild of America for over 13 years. A woman of many talents, Genevieve was renowned for her skill with needle and thread, sewing clothes for herself and her children. Over the years, she won many ribbons for her sewing and embroidery work at the Lake County Fair. Genevieve was exceptionally skilled at fine needlework, starting as a young girl with cross-stitch and working her way into more intricate specialty embroidery.

Genevieve is survived by daughter Susan Catchur-Johnson (Bob), Valparaiso, son Michael J. Catchur, Griffith, daughter Laura Browne (Michael), Bolingbrook, IL, daughter Lisa Jarzombek (David), Schererville, and sisters Phyllis Matuska, Salem, Oregon, and Evelyn V. White, Whiting.

Genevieve’s greatest joy was becoming a grandmother at 65. She dearly loved being Nana to her two grandchildren, Benjamin Jarzombek, Indianapolis, and Grace Jarzombek Crown Point. She always said, “Holding them was like holding gold.”

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 10:30 AM directly at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 525 N. Broad St. Griffith, Indiana 46319 with Father Gregory Bim-Merle celebrating. Friends may meet with the family at St. Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM when service begins.

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March 16, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
525 N. Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319

Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
525 N. Broad St.
Griffith, IN 46319


Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville


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