Catherine Elizabeth Kiss
October 15, 1930 – July 21, 2019
Catherine Elizabeth Kiss, age 88, of Port Orange, Florida passed away on Sunday July 21, 2019. Catherine was born October 15, 1930, in Elizabeth, NJ, to her loving parents Arthur and Mary Schnarr.
Dancing was a recurring theme among her likes, Rockets, Broadway shows, golf, good food and quality time with friends and family. She was also always what you use to call a very snappy dresser always, wanting to look and BE her best. Not in a show off way, but in a way that was respectful. She always tried to do and present herself the best she could. Catherine lived her life for her family. Together with her husband they raised their five children and loved on their nine grandchildren and two great granddaughters. She loved dancing and teaching others to enjoy dance as well, starting in New Jersey as a young girl all the way up to her time dancing and coordinating shows at Crane Lakes in Port Orange.
She also loved to travel with her family, both in her RV with her grandchildren going around the US making great memories and over to Europe with her husband to fulfill his lifelong dream of meeting his extended family in Hungary. She loved spending time with her friends and family, but would have some of her best laughs while spending time with her siblings. The value of hard work was a recurring theme in her life, not only learned but passed on. In terms of her legacy she would probably talk about her kids/grandkids/great grandkids. She was very proud of how her children and grandchildren were always trying to do what was best and living a live of service, just like her.
Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, and love of her life, for over 62 years, Matthew Joseph Kiss Sr. She is survived by her children Michael (Sharon), Joseph (Barbara), Robert (Melinda), Mary Beth (Charles), and Matthew Joseph Jr.; her sister Alice Sporer, brother Arthur E. Schnarr; she also leaves behind nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren who were the apples of her eye.
A visitation for Catherine will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32129. A funeral mass will occur Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM at Our Lady of Hope, 4675 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL 32129.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.VolusiaMemorialFuneral.com for the Kiss family.
- Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, July 26, 2019
Catherine Elizabeth Kiss
July 26, 2019