Mr. Paul Cattie

  • Died: May 5, 2021
  • Location: Olney section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Tel. (215) 224-6300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul H. Cattie of Olney passed away on May 5, 2021. He was 67 years old. Born on October 14, 1953 to the late Dr. Vincent Cattie and the late Helen Cattie in Philadelphia, PA, Paul was the loving brother of Marilyn Wilkinson (deceased), Dolores Kane (Michael), John (Kimberly), and Donald (Nancy). Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews and 19 great nieces and nephews.
Paul attended grade school at St. Helena's School, graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1971, and attended St. Joseph's University where he studied financial economics. He worked for Cattie Galvanizing Company for the duration of his career.
Paul had an adventurous spirit and spent many summers down the shore and also loved traveling. His travels spanned the globe, and he had the opportunity to visit Europe, Russia and even cruised the Amazon. Paul enjoyed a variety of hobbies. His beloved garden was a work of art and beauty. He also befriended and cared for the cats of his neighborhood. Paul played a variety of instruments including the guitar and mandolin. He was, of course, an Eagles fan! Paul was very interested in history and compiled a detailed family genealogy before the days of He was known for updating it as the family grew with marriages and births. Paul's friends on social media will recall his fondness for the family home on North 7th Street in East Oak Lane. Paul was the keeper of family photos, memories, and histories, and he will be forever loved and missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to share in Paul's Life Celebration Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at Geitner/Givnish of Olney, 6230 N. 5th St., Phila, PA 19120 and to participate in his funeral mass 10:30 AM at The Church of St. Helena, 6161 N. 5th St., Phila, PA 19120. Interment private.
Donations in memory of Paul can be made to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at
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I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Paul. He was there for everything. He never failed to send cards for Birthdays, holidays. He sent my my first Mother's Day card when I was expecting my first child. I still have it.
Not only was Uncle Paul into genealogy of our family, he also compiled a detailed genealogy of his beloved cats. He allowed me to adopt one of his cats and a few weeks later I received my cats family tree in the mail from Uncle Paul. He will always be loved, always be missed. I have no doubt that he is off somewhere cheering for the Eagles and watching over us. I wish he was still here. We love you and miss you Uncle Paul!❤

Posted by Sheila Kane - Croydon, PA - Family   May 23, 2021

Its been a long time since we met in person but I have great memories of playing in the back yard on 7th St. and then Paul got back in touch through the Growing up in East Oak lane FB page. Warm thoughts and Sympathy from our family to you.

Posted by Mike Bigley - NY - Neighbor   May 20, 2021

Prayers coming your way for all his family and friends..Rest in peace ..Doreen Loftus Flanagan

Posted by Doreen Loftus Flanagan - North Wildwood, NJ - Friend   May 19, 2021

As I was reading your background I was so amazed by your family background from your education to places you reached knowing their history.My family ( my husband, my son Anthony& Toni his daughter Emily & husband Don ..all my 5 of 6 grandkids loves you & know you by heart like family.You are the pillar of the neighborhood.We feel safe & contended when we leave the house because you are here ...always protecting the like helping others.You are just a good person and we have a neighbor like.We will miss you.Hope & pray you are happy & peaceful where you are with the Lord.Space is not enough to say all good things that you did..a good example of legacy to the neighborhood.RIP

Posted by Alicia & Eduardone Gaerlan - Philadelphia, PA - Neighbor   May 19, 2021

God Bless Paul and his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Michael Diemer - Lititz, PA - Classmate   May 19, 2021

Clan Crumlish sends deepest regrets to the Cattie family. "Mr. Paul" as his parents fondly referred to him by was a close family friend as was the entire Cattie clan. We had many happy and often shall we say, "exuberant" get together events and sleep-overs over the years including Christmas Day when my father insisted on dragging us on road trips to visits his dearest friends, including the Cattie's. Many happy memories. Love, T. Sean and The Clan Crumlish

Posted by T. Sean Crumlish - Avalon, NJ - Family Friend   May 19, 2021

My fond wishes surround the Cattie family on your loss of Paul. ♥

Posted by Christine Brown - Carmel, CA - Friend   May 19, 2021

So sorry to read about Paul's passing this morning. Both Fran and I were very fond of Paul and maintained a friendship with him through the years on FB. Keeping Paul and the entire Cattie family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Paul.

Posted by Cathy Givnish - Malvern, PA - Friend   May 19, 2021

We miss and love you a Uncle Paul!

Posted by Brian Kane - Barrington, NJ - Family   May 17, 2021


Uncle Paul was such a big part of our family. Always there for all the holidays, communiouns, confirmations, summer barbecues and long weekends in during the winter. I have many treasured memories and neat souvenires from his travels and all the trips he took with Grandmom and Grandpop. Gardener extraoidiaire, just like Grandpop. He never missed a birthday and I always sent him a funny Groundhog's Day card. We all will miss his gentle and generous spirit. Love you Uncle Paul.

Posted by Christine Kane - Dixon, NM - Friend   May 17, 2021


We will miss Uncle Paul for so many reasons. Not only did he and I share birthday parties at 7th Street (he is 10/14 and I am 10/21), he was my Confirmation sponsor. In later years, he spent many holidays with my family. In fact, our last holiday was Thanksgiving of 2019, and Brendan, Carter, Calista, and I taught him to play Yahtzee. As true with beginner's luck, he won. And Uncle Paul never attended our house empty-handed. He would bring pictures, trinkets, or coins for my children, or fun stuff like candy, markers, or even a whole year's worth of school supplies. Many of the small gifts were items that came from his years of traveling with Grandmom and Grandpop. Because of his love of our family history, both Calista and Carter have detailed accounts of relatives dating back to the 1600s in France. Truly amazing and all because of Uncle Paul.

I will be forever grateful for having him in our lives for all these years and pray that he is now at peace. We love you, Uncle Paul.

Posted by Bridget Jaensch - Niece, NJ - Family   May 14, 2021

Aunt Dee, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Paul having interesting travel stories and tracking down a picture of Chris & me on our trip to Newfoundland when we were all still using dial-up modems! His family photo and history posts were so lovely. He will be missed. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing and a comfort to you and your brothers.

Posted by Gabrielle Casieri - Family Friend   May 13, 2021

To Aunt Dee and all my cousins....I am so so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute. I have many fond memories of meeting Paul over the years at different gatherings. I am sending all my love to each of you!


Posted by Meaghan Kane-Benjamin - IL - Family   May 13, 2021

Uncle Paul,

I'm going to miss doing genealogy with you. After twenty years of work, we still never fully figured out Mary Barr. If you bump into her, tell her we have questions.

Miss you.

Posted by Gabrielle Adams - PUYALLUP, WA   May 13, 2021

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