Catherine A. Rafalowski (Streb) of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia, at the age of 89.
Ann was born in Dover, Ohio, to the late Louis Streb and Edna Greenwell. She attended St. Joseph’s High School in Dover, graduating in 1950.
In 1954 she received a BSc in nursing from St. Mary of the Springs, School of Nursing, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio.
She was married to Paul H. Rafalowski of Roselle Park, New Jersey, for 42 years. They had 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Ann was a Registered Nurse, retiring from the Veterans Administration in Canton, Ohio in 1980. She enjoyed travel, particularly across the US, Ireland and to countries along the Mediterranean. She stayed active as a resident of Arbor Terrace, Peachtree City by serving on the Resident Council Committee. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed knitting head covers and caps for newborns in NICUs at local hospitals.
Ann was preceded in death by husband Paul Sr, son Paul Jr, brother and sister-in-law Bill and Maxine Streb, sister and brother-in-law Susan and Edgar Rees and sister Lois Streb.
She is survived by her brothers Tom Streb of Madison, Wisconsin; Jerry Streb of Perrysburg, Ohio; Ed Streb of New Philadelphia, Ohio; son Joe Rafalowski and daughter-in-law Marie of Fayetteville, Georgia; son John Rafalowski and daughter-in-law René of Williamston, Michigan; daughter Mary Guide and son-in-law John of Cypress, Texas; daughter Kathy Rafalowski of Sarasota, Florida and granddaughters Kristen Rafalowski, Alex Guide and Anna Guide, of Texas.
A memorial Mass will be held Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover, Ohio; Fr. Jimmy Hatfield will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery, Dover. For everyone’s safety, face masks are encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made in Ann’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover, or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City.