Kathleen A. “Kathy” (Fatula) Jones

Kathleen A. "Kathy" (Fatula) JonesKathleen A. “Kathy” (Fatula) Jones, 61, of Gordon, passed away on Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Shenandoah on February 5, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Lorady) Fatula.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem.

Earlier, Kathy was employed as a secretary for Empire Beauty School, Pottsville, and currently for Signature Family Services, Pottsville.

She was of the Catholic faith. Kathy enjoyed gardening and flowers, but above all she loved spending time with and entertaining her family and friends.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her brother, Don Fatula.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond J. “Ripper” Jones; two sisters, Irene Leister and her husband, Fred, of Sellersville, and Cherylann Reese and her husband, Jay, of Wind Gap; a sister-in-law, Michele Fatula, of Allentown; an uncle, Ed Fatula, of Turkey Run, Shenandoah; an aunt, Dolores Kowalick, Harleysville; a niece, Holly Seickel and her husband, Ryan, with their son, Kathy’s great-nephew, R.J. Seickel, all of Glen Gardner, N.J.; her sister-in-law, Michele Fatula of Allentown; cousins and many dear friends.

Religious services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday morning at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian will officiate. Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday evening and from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy in Kathy’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen A. “Kathy” (Fatula) Jones Has 4 Condolences Posted:

  1. Debbie Nonnemacher says:

    Kathy and I were best friends when we lived in Catasauqua. I remember us having matching yellow outfits when we were vacationing at my Grandmothers in Jim Thorpe. Life took us in different directions but we recently reconnected. I so enjoyed our time together.

  2. Beverly josar says:

    To Kathy’s entire family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I went to High School with Kathy, and became friends for life. Me & my husband were actually in her first wedding. Her & I kept in contact with each other recently on facebook. I was praying for her & had her on our prayer list at my church. She was such a wonderful, sweet, thoughtful person. I’m so grateful we became friends, and blessed to have known her. RIP Kathy, I will never forget you! God Bless. Bev & Larry Josar

  3. Noreen O'Boyle says:

    Ripper and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a great person and such an inspiration to others. She always had a smile for everyone. You now have an angel looking after you.

  4. Irene & Fred Leister says:

    To my dear sister Kathy who will be missed very much. We love you and will be lost without you. You were the best big sister ever and I wish we had more time together but god had other plans for you. You will always be in our hearts and you will be looking over us. Love you and miss you already!!