COLONIE - Katharyn L. Waggener, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Charters) Leavitt.
Katharyn earned her Bachelors’ Degree in Nursing being in the first graduating class in the Nursing Bachelors’ Program at Indiana University. She then went on to work as a nurse in Indiana, Illinois, Alabama and later for several area hospitals in the Capital District, retiring in 2010 at age 75.
She volunteered her time and energy with Presbyterian Women and League of Women Voters. She also enjoyed folk music and volunteered at Old Songs Incorporated, where her late husband was a past president.
She was predeceased by her husband, Marc Stewart Waggener in 2016.
Katharyn is survived by her three daughters, Deborah Waggener, Margaret Anatriello and Heidi Waggener. She is also survived by her grandchildren, TJ & Sabrina Anatriello; two great grandchildren, Jaxson and Dalton Gabriel, sister, Sarah Graves and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, 2291 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY 12084. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, The Presbyterian Women, Old Songs, Inc. and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Katharyn’s memory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.NewComerAlbany.com