Catherine E. Schwenk, 54, Starbucks barista, photographer, enjoyed cats, family, music of Queen

By on May 22, 2019

Catherine E. Schwenk, 54, of Denver, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Murray, Ky., to Joe and Sue (Avis) Greenway of Knoxville, Tenn., and was the wife of Douglas F. Schwenk, with whom she celebrated 28 years of marriage on April 20.

Catherine was a 1983 graduate of Wilson High School. She furthered her education at Kutztown University and RACC. She was employed as a barista at Starbucks in Ephrata. Prior to that she worked for Meridian Bank and Reading Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting, photography, cats, the music of Queen, being in the sun, and especially loved her family.

In addition to her parents and husband, Catherine is survived by two children: Sarah J. and Sam R. Schwenk, both of Denver; and a sister: Kelly, wife of Jerry Wysocki of Ypsilanti, Mich.

Services were held May 18 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Chaplain Nilda Roman officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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