Kathleen A. Baker, age 69, of Duncansville, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2023, at home, following her courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 7, 1953 in Altoona, the daughter of the late Victor C. and Margaret A. (Janosik) Panaro.
She is survived by three daughters: Breanne Corby (Eric), Erica Paul (Beasom), and Heather Rios (Manny); 6 grandchildren: Alexander and Quinn Corby, Teela Lenay Madden, Essie Jean Williams, and Nhia and Alisia Rios; and a great-grandchild: Samina Lenay Edison. She is also survived by her significant other and companion of 18 years, Michael Emerick.
Kathleen was a 1971 graduate of Altoona High School. She retired from Interim HealthCare. She was a CPN and previously worked for Home Nursing Agency and Easter Seals.
She enjoyed cooking, shopping, reading, going on beach trips with friends, and spending time with her friends and family.
Friends will be received from 2 until the 4pm funeral service on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
Memorials may be made to: Colon Cancer Foundation (Attn: Memorial Gifts, 10 Midland Ave., Ste. M-06, Port Chester, NY 10573).
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