Catharine M. Methvin, 81 of Newark, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20th surrounded by her loving family.

Catharine was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She retired from Boeing Vertol as a Workers' Compensation Specialist. She enjoyed spending time in Florida, reading and word puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Amille Shahadi and her late husband of 30 years, Robert Methvin. She leaves behind her children, John Shahadi (Karen), Catharine Mariani (Drew), Greta Savage (Matt); her stepchildren, Linda Eklund (John), Robert Methvin Jr. (Jeanne) and Donna Smith (Bob); her sisters, Mary Lindstrom, Dolores Macrino, Fran Brechemin, Christina Parker: her brother, Joe Coursey; 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may greet the family at a Gathering from 9:30 to 11:00 am on September 26th at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am followed by burial in Immaculate Heart Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Catharine’s memory to a charity of your choice.