Alice Elaine Kutch of Fallentimber, Pa. died on Saturday, March 7, 2020. She was 88.
She was born on March 26, 1931 in Flinton, Pennsylvania to parents Lillian (Davis) and William Nelson.
Mrs.Kutch graduated from Reade Township High School in 1949.
She was a locally-renowned seamstress. She credited her talent to her paternal great-grandmother, who had been a seamstress for the Queen of Sweden, lineage of which she was most proud. Mrs.Kutch’s formal gowns were sought-after works of art.
On June 21, 1952, she married Bernard Paul Kutch, of Hastings, Pa. She often regaled her children with the story of how they met at a dance hall in Patton, and how he had intercepted other gentlemen from asking her to dance. Mr. and Mrs. Kutch could clear a dance floor with their exuberant polka skills.
He preceded her in death on November 26, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her children, Deborah Ann Mattern, and Bernard Gregory Kutch.
Mrs. Kutch is survived by her son, David J. Kutch, who devoted his life to caring for her.
She is also survived by her son, Curtis P. Kutch and his wife, Candace Snyder; her son, Daniel A. Kutch, his wife, Stephanie, their children, Elisa (Kyle) Rademacher, Emily (Justin) Meinnert, and Joshua Kutch; her daughter, Donna M. Hartian, her husband Kevin, their children, Olivia and Nathan; Christine J. Kutch, Timothy M. Ryan, Jr. and their son, Taylor N. Kutch; granddaughter, Melanie S. Croyle, her husband, David, their children, Ethan and Elliott; grandson, Greg M. Kutch and his wife, Charissa; great-grandsons, Ian R. and Liam A. Rademacher; and her great-granddaughter Mila Quinn Meinnert.
Based upon Mrs. Kutch’s adoration of and devotion to her rescue canine companion, Angel, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Welfare Council / Allegheny Spay and Neuter Clinic in Woodland, Pa., c/o Kimberly McKenrick. Angel continues to reside with David.
Mrs. Kutch has been placed in the care of her friend, Charles J. McQuown of The McQuown Funeral Home. Online memorials may be posted at www.mcquownfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Kutch was Catholic by faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Frugality, Pa. with Fr. Robert Reese officiating. A reception for guests will follow. Friends will also be received at the McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm where a vigil service will be held during the viewing.
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