WEST MIDDLESEX, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Kathleen L. Cantrell, 55, of West Middlesex, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, in her residence.
Kathy was born September 11, 1966, in Sharon, a daughter of William Maykowski and Phyllis (Lawler)
A lifelong area resident she attended Sharpsville High School. Kathy later attended the
Business Institute of Pennsylvania, earning an associate degree in secretarial science with a major in
On September 21, 1985, she married the love of her life, Joe Cantrell. She was a devoted wife and
mother that will be greatly missed by her family.
Kathy would brighten up a room with her presence. She loved all music and singing but her favorites
were Stevie Nicks and Boy George. “Kitten’s” compassion and dedication to her parents was evident as
she took pride in being their caregiver. Kathy’s best friend was her mom, Phyllis. She cherished
spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, she’s survived by her husband, Joe and a daughter, Tarah Cantrell, both of West
Middlesex; a son, Joseph S. Cantrell and fiancée, Jeanne Mentrek of Sharon; three sisters, Debbie (Gary)
Kane of Greenville, Beverly Mayler of Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and Maureen Maykowski of Sharpsville; three brothers, Bill (Patty) Maykowski of Union Town, Ohio, Terry (Becki) Maykowski of Sharpsville and Dennis Maykowski of Sharon; a sister-in-law, Carol Maykowski of Sharpsville; two grandchildren, Brooklyn Lapcevich of Sharon and Nevaeh Lapcevich of West Middlesex, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father; sister, Sandra Maykowski-Derr and brother, Bob Maykowski.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Grace Chapel Church c/o the
Calling hours will be Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., until the time of the service, at Grace Chapel Church, 4075 Lamor Road, Hermitage, PA 16148. Funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Emmorey officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Sunday, December 5, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.