Catherine N. Wahl

  • Born: September 8, 1922
  • Died: July 19, 2021
  • Location: Warminster, Pennsylvania

Decker Givnish Funeral Home

216 York Rd
Warminster, PA 18974

Tel. (215) 675-2070

Tribute & Message From The Family

Catherine Nyland Wahl/Nana, 98, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021. She was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was the Matriarch of the Wahl Family prior to her recent illness, and will be sorely missed. She was an energetic life at all family events, and a terrific cook and baker. A family member incorporated her recipes for cooking and baking into a cherished menu book. She was a proud 1940 graduate of Hallahan Girls Catholic High School. She, along with her sister, Mary, and brother, Bill, joined the Navy during WWII. She served in the WAVES as Secretary to the Admiral in Charge of Fleet Operations in Washington DC. She later worked as a clerk/stenographer for the Reading Rail Road for over 20 years. After the war, she married Harry J. Wahl, (proceeded her in death in 2000), and had three children: Ted (Judy), Lisa (Bob), Harry (Kathi), and a daughter-in-law, Eileen Wahl, (proceeded her in death in 2001). They raised their children in Ardsley, Pa., in Queen of Peace Parish. Her boasting pride came with her 10 grandchildren: Rob Keefrider (Katie), Julie Williams (Trevor), Ted Wahl Jr. (Tara), Kevin Keefrider, Colleen Heath (Michael), Cindy Moyer (Ryan), David Keefrider, Sharon Mafuru, Michael Wahl (Jenna), Bill Keefrider (Lauren). They all had a very close, loving relationship with Nana in growing up and as adults. Then came her 18 Great Grand Children to further her joy: Robby, Brendon, Jack, Gavin, Hannah, Connor, David, Lusato, Alyssa, Evan, Garrett, Presley, Shayne, Catherine, Caleb, Jacob, Gabriel, and Lilianna.
Nana's Viewing will be at 9:30am to 10:30am with Mass at 10:30am on Friday July 23rd, at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Rd, Warminster, Pa.18974. Burial immediately following at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Pa.


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I have many fond memories of visiting Aunt Kay and Uncle Harry growing up. She was a wonderful lady. I remember the times when MomMom would be up from Florida for the summer and take me into Center City on the train to meet Aunt Kay for lunch at Wanamaker's. Thinking of my extended family as you celebrate her life.

Posted by Chrissy Nyland - MESA, AZ   July 25, 2021

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