Kathleen M. Caruso

Kathleen M. Caruso

Kathleen M. Caruso of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Lock Haven, passed away Nov. 23, 2019 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.

Katie, as she was affectionately known, was born June 30, 1925 in Salona to Joseph and Lodi Weaver Delaney.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic church and was employed by Sylvania and Linden Labs, owned and operated Katie’s Confectionary at the corner of Henderson and Bald Eagle streets, and completed her working career in 1986 when she retired from Lock Haven University.

Shortly after retirement, Katie sold her home and moved to Lakeland, Fla., to enjoy warm weather and be near her two children and their families. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, cooking, shopping and collecting Campbell soup memorabilia.

She was known for her caring, generous heart always wanting to help everybody.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Piney of Lakeland, Fla., and son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kelley Caruso of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

She is also survived by her grandchildren — Randy (Sondra) Piney, Wendy (Michael) Stewart, Scott Piney, James (Julie) Piney and Brian (Amy) Piney all of Lakeland, Fla.; Nicolas Caruso of Everett, Wash., and Carmen Caruso of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Great Grandchildren — Trevor (Shaylynn) Stewart, Madisson Stewart, Zachery Piney, twins Piper and Wyatt Piney, Connor Piney, and Case Piney all of Lakeland, Fla.

One Great-great grandchild Harper Rose Stewart also of Lakeland, Fla.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jerome Delaney of Sugar Run, Pa., Joseph Delaney of Philadelphia; two sisters, Theresa Cummings and Dorothy Yothers both of Lock Haven; and former husband, Frank Caruso also of Lock Haven.

Services will be held in the summer of 2020 in Lock Haven, a final date to be announced later.