Katherine L. Vorbach

March 8, 1926June 24, 2021

Katherine (Kay) L. Vorbach (nee Pauza) age 95, of Morgantown, formerly of Orlando, Florida, died on June 24, 2021 at Sundale Long Term Care.

Born in Uniontown, PA on March 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Clara Boggio Pauza. Kay graduated from Cumberland Township High School, Carmichaels, PA, then was admitted to the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and received training at the Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Kay married Robert (Bob) Vorbach, the love of her life in 1948 on their way to Florida. They spent many happy years in the Sunny State until their health brought them back to Morgantown to be closer to family.

Kay was preceded in death by her older sister Alice Mae Pauza and her younger brother Charles Pete Pauza. She is survived by her nephew Charles David Pauza and his daughter Victoria Olivia Pauza of Gaithersburg, MD and by her niece Patricia Mae Nyhoff of Chico, CA

At Kay’s request, cremation has been entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home in Waynesburg, PA. There will be no public service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sundale and to Morgantown Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Morgantown Hospice, 3596 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV26505 or to Sundale Long Term Care, 800 J.D. Anderson Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505 or to a charity of choice.


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Jacques Williams

July 7, 2021

I came to know Kay through my volunteer work at Sundale. Eventually I was surprised to learn that we had actually met some 40 years earlier when she and her husband hosted me and a ragtag group of friends travelling to Disney World with her niece Dina! She was a delightful lady. She always had a bright, cheery smile. I have missed her over the past 18 mos due to COVID restrictions. I am happy to have known her. I will always remember her fondly. May she rest in peace; and God give comfort to her family and friends.

Tammy Hollenback

June 30, 2021

Since I was 3 months old, my twin sister and I have lived in Florida.I can recall 3 maybe 4 times we were allowed to spend the night with Aunt Kay and Uncle Bob. We would collect the fallen fruit under the trees and then we were allowed to pick orange and grapefruits from the backyard. Kumquat tree, you could pick a handful and eat them like grapes, skin and all! Kay had a seashell garden by the door to the porch and maybe that is why I have my own seashell garden. For dinner, Kay loved to fix "steak", cubed steak she would pound to tenderness, beans, Hungry Jack biscuits ( put into an alum bowl w/lid to keep warm), then she made a salad, and we got to drink sweet tea. So many relatives would stay at Bob & Kay's home, sometimes we got to visit with them too. They were always happy to have guests in their home. Thank you Kay for my happy memories.