Kathryn “Kitty” Feldman (nee Shoppell), age 89, passed from this life on July 21, 2019 at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown, PA. She was predeceased by her parents, William Shoppell, Sr. and Clara (Eberl) Shoppell; her sister, Ruth Shoppell and her cousin Carl Eberl. She is survived by her beloved son, Colonel (ret.) Jeffrey Feldman and his wife Marinka, her grandsons Max Feldman and his wife Stacey, and Roman Feldman; her brother, William Shoppell, Jr.; her sisters-in-law, Wanda Shoppell and Patricia Shoppell; and her cousin, Louise Eberl McCutcheon.
She is fondly remembered by nieces Andre Bucsek and Gaylen Nolan, her nephew Curtis Shoppell, 8 grand-nieces and nephews, 3 great-grand-nephews, and her many close friends including Jean Sumrall and Carol Keffer.
Kitty was born April 1, 1930 in Reading, PA where she attended the Reading Public Schools, and became a Registered Nurse from the Reading Hospital School of Nursing 1955. She subsequently worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital until her retirement in 1986. Kitty loved music and played piano since an early age. She had a lovely alto singing voice and was the vocalist for local bands during her school years and was later a valued member of the Reading Choral Society for over 33 years. She also loved gardening and knew all of the flowers in her garden by their Latin botanical names. Kitty adored her dog and cats, and happily kept all of the bird feeders in her yard filled. Additionally, she was an accomplished counted-cross stitch artist creating many intricate masterpieces.
A graveside memorial service celebrating Kitty’s life will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Sinking Spring, PA on September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Reading Choral Society at: https://www.readingchoral.org/