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Catherine Depamphilis

February 18, 1932 — November 6, 2020

Catherine S. DePamphilis, age 88, died Fri. Nov. 6, 2020, at Phoebe Richland Healthcare Center, Richlandtown. Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Maryanne (Motz) Sauermelch, and the wife of Edward R. DePamphilis, to whom she was married 68 years. After obtaining an associate degree in business from the former Temple College, Catherine was employed by Hay Associates as a facilities manager for many years. In her spare time, she was an avid reader, dog lover, and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and needlework. In addition to her husband, Catherine is survived by: children Karen Burg, Janet Hober, JoAnne Johnson (husband David), Edward DePamphilis, Jr. (wife Christina), and Richard DePamphilis (wife Lisa); grandchildren Michael, Kirsten, Colleen, Janine, Nicole, Billy, Jack, LeighAnn and Larissa; and greatgrandchildren Ayden, Izaak, Tyler, Ashley, Kyle, Jaelyn, and Jason. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: brothers Charles and Frank Sauermelch; and sisters Bernice Macready, and Mary Armstrong. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Mon. Nov. 16, 2020, at St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Parish, 2545 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown. Burial will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Catherine's honor to: The American Foundation for the Blind, at 1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730, Arlington, VA 22202, or by going to; America Needs Fatima, at P.O. Box 341, Hanover, PA 17331, or by going to; and/or The Association of the Miraculous Medal, at 1811 West Saint Joseph St., Perryville, MO 63775, or by going to To sign the online guestbook, visit

Cemetery Details

Washington Crossing National Cemetery
830 Highland Rd.
Newtown, PA 18940


NOV 16. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

St. Isidore's Roman Catholic Church

2545 West Pumping Station Road

Quakertown, PA 18951

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