Obituary For Cathy Lynn Smith Tennis | State College, PA
Name of Deceased Cathy Lynn Smith Tennis Age 61 Date of Death 01/30/2023 Date of Birth 03/13/1961 Funeral Home
Cathy Lynn Smith Tennis, 61, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family in Juniper Village after a long illness.
Born March 13, 1961 in Bellefonte, daughter of Charles and the late Helen Jackson Smith. On September 11, 1988, Cathy married John W. Tennis, who survives.
She is survived by two children, Christina Lynn Campbell and her husband, TJ, of Dallastown, and James A. Bartley and his significant other, Misty, of Boalsburg; two sisters, Margaret “Margie” Waltz and her husband, Richard, and Sharon Daughterty, all of State College; a brother, Charles Smith and his partner, Sue Templeton, of Pennsylvania Furnace; three grandchildren, Dominic Thompson, Ty Campbell and Kayle Carlson; a great-grandson, Jarred Kohler and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cathy graduated in 1979 from State College High School. She and John were the owners and operators of John Tennis Towing Company until their retirement in 2022. Cathy was previously Managing Director of Handy Delivery, which provided same day delivery for urgent local deliveries.
During her career in the towing industry, she served as president and executive director of the PA Towing Association, where she led an event known as “Hooking Up and Hanging Out” for their association meetings.
In her spare time, Cathy enjoyed cooking, baking and traveling around the Finger Lakes region. Spending time with her family meant the world to Cathy and she especially loved their Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Koch’s Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Rd, Boalsburg with Pastor Brent Book officiating.
Interment will take place at Boalsburg Cemetery immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions in Cathy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St. State College, PA 16801 or Zion Lutheran Church, 105 Old Boalsburg Rd., Boalsburg, PA 16827.
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