Kathy L. Nichols

October 23, 1947 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 73)


Kathy L. Nichols 73 of LaBelle died Sunday December 13, 2020 at Uniontown Hospital. She was born October 23, 1947 in Uniontown, PA, the daughter of Calvin and Catherine Balabon Sterbutzel.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Donald W. Nichols and a brother, Jude Sterbutzel.

Kathy was a 1965 graduate of Redstone High School and was an active member of many clubs. She was also a former member of St James Roman Catholic Church in LaBelle.

Kathy retired in 2012 from SCI Fayette after 7 years as a Clerk. She spent the previous 25 years of her career as Secretary of the District Magistrate’s Office in Brownsville. During that time, she had the privilege of meeting, and developing so many relationships with people in the community that was priceless to her.

She was a people person to her very core. The people in the community of Brownsville mentioned in the above paragraph, would corroborate that very fact without hesitation. She would go above and beyond to help anyone that she could, even if it meant jeopardizing her job. Those very people have spoken about the person she was and how much she was loved not only to her, but to her family and friends. In her hometown of Maxwell\LaBelle she was known as the “hostess with the mostest”. She would host family and friends on any given day at her home if only to shoot the breeze, have a smoke, or drink a cup of coffee. Those were the special things in her life that meant the most to her, and the people she shared them with.

Kathy is survived by 3 sons: Donald (D. Duck) Nichols Jr. and girlfriend Lisa Palmer, LaBelle, Pa. Chris and wife Angela Nichols, LaBelle, Pa. Ryan Nichols, LaBelle, PA; 3 Grandchildren: Gage Nichols, Miranda Nichols, and Brent Nichols. 3 siblings and a sister-in-law. Sandy Sterbutzel (sister-in-law) of Virginia. Sister Judy Dirisio and Husband Ronald of Burke, Va. Brother Chris Sterbutzel and wife Sherri of Cardale, Pa. Sister Christy Harris Brownsville, Pa. Godson Jonathan Kwasny, of Washington, Pa. Along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kathy’s family will receive friends in the Kish Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA. Thursday December 17, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM and Friday December 18, 2020 when Prayers of Transfer will be said at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville, PA at 10 AM with the Rev. Timothy J. Kruthaupt as celebrant. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.

 Pa State mandated Covid-19 precautions will be enforced including social distancing, wearing of facemasks and a limit of 10 persons at a time in the funeral home.

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December 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kish-Fabry Funeral Home
19 Legion Street
Republic, PA 15475

Funeral Mass
December 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Historic Church of St. Peter
Church Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

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