Catherine Winefred Klein was born on September 17th, 1964 in White Plains to Marguerite and Henry Klein. She has an older brother, Keith, who was her first friend and whom she treasured her entire life. Catherine grew up in Hartsdale, NY where she attended Sacred Heart and Maria Regina High School, held her first job, made lifelong friends and memories, and always revisited later in life when she craved an authentic jelly doughnut or crumb cake. Catherine continued her education at SUNY Geneseo (B.A. English), then later at Mercy College earning a Masters in Education.
Upon graduating college, Catherine maintained a fulfilling career and reminisced about her adventures opening up stores across the country at The Computer Factory, managing the facilities at MoMA, and most recently taking on projects at Tudor Investments. Catherine’s career lasted at Tudor Investments for over 16 years, where she worked her way up to Vice President of Facilities. She was devoted to her job and greatly cherished her time at Tudor.
Catherine married in 1993, becoming Mrs. Catherine Glaab, and as well as being a loving wife, she soon became a loving mother. Motherhood began a new and joyous chapter in her life. Once Catherine brought her “two beautiful girls” into the world, she always had a knack for finding fun and unique places to take them and always explored different playgrounds around Westchester. Though motherhood came with its challenges, Catherine had a natural inclination for it, and she knew how to show compassion and understanding when needed most as her love for her daughters remains unconditional.
A few qualities about Catherine that she will forever be remembered for are her creativity, generosity, and of course, her laugh (he he he). From calligraphy to baking, Catherine’s creativity never ceased. Baking soothed her and she loved making personalized cakes for birthdays, and she enjoyed finding new and different cookie recipes during the holiday season. Her creativity did not just come from baking, she was an artist, she mastered hair braiding, and she wrote poems that could make you laugh or cry (or laugh so hard you would start crying). As she would put it, she was a “frustrated Hallmark card writer”.
Anyone who walked into a room with Catherine would immediately feel her warmth and cheery personality. She loved engaging with family at get-togethers, and especially at weddings where you could find her on the floor dancing and singing her heart out. Moreover, her generosity was unbounded. When others needed, they’d know Catherine would be there with a helping hand. What is truly remarkable is how Catherine easily kept in touch with those she cared for. Whether through letters, birthday cards, or really long phone calls, she was sure to make everyone she spoke with feel special.
In every stage of life, from grade school to college and throughout her career, Catherine made and maintained meaningful relationships with lifelong friends. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Catherine passed away on July 13, 2023. She is survived by her brother, Keith Klein (Jude), her two daughters, Savannah and Casey Glaab, her aunt Elaine Klein and her nephew, Zackary Klein.
Catherine will be waked at Waterbury and Kelly Funeral Home on Wednesday July 19th from 4-8 PM. Funeral Services will be at Sacred Heart Church in Hartsdale, NY at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 20th.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Komen or the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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