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Catherine L. "Cathy" Pusich, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on June 25, 1925, in Sawyerville, Ill., to Steve and Katie (Dobrinich) Biscan.
Cathy is survived by her daughter, Sheila Barnhart of Terre Haute; son, John Pusich and wife Melanie of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Dawn Strole (Chris), Robert Barnhart (Ammanda), Mary Coulston (Danny), Tina Barnhart, Andrew Pusich (Kelcee) and Leslie Clendenen (Mike); and 12 great-grandchildren, Justin Strole, Dylan Strole, Trentin Barnhart, Branson Barnhart, Cannen Barnhart, Annabel Coulston, Charlie Coulston, Laura Bahr, Liam Pusich, Owen Pusich, Maizee Pusich and Josie Clenenden.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Joseph V. Pusich; her parents; a sister, Helen Tiburzi; and brother, Andy Biscan.
Cathy graduated high school in 1943. She was a member of the Mothers' Club and Newcomers Club, and was a very active member of the Terre Haute Elks' Club, where she was the treasurer for the Terre Haute Ladies' Bowling League. For many years, she and her husband, Joe, spent much time at the Terre Haute Elks' Club, bowling and golfing. Cathy has been an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church since 1963, where she was also on the Altar Society and Mothers' Club.
Cathy's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of the Wabash Valley, Father Steve, Father Dan, Deacon Mike, Eucharistic Minister Betty Kapellusch, special neighbors and friends Ann and John Nens, Dr. Koduru and everyone who cared for and prayed for Mrs. Pusich.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at Roselawn Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Catherine will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church or Hospice of the Wabash Valley. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
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Published on August 26, 2017
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