Cathy H. Peterson

CATHY H. PETERSON, 59, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016 in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Born June 26, 1957, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the beloved daughter of Stella Mae (Misner) Harasty of Vintondale, Pa., and the late Michael Harasty. A homemaker and artist, Cathy was an avid animal lover, especially horses, having taught English dressage.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Jay A. Peterson, whom she wed November 27, 1980; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Janet Harasty, Vintondale, Pa., and a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Marines, Alva, Florida. A niece and seven nephews also survive. She was the daughter-in-law of James Peterson of New Holland, PA., and his late wife, June Peterson.

A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. in the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton. Services will be private.

Memorials in her name may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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