Katherine Gushlaw Rowe, 79, of Lemoyne Ave. in the Town of Salina, died Friday at St. Josephï¿½s Health Care Ctr. A native of the St. Regis Mohawk Nation, she was a daughter of the Late Peter & Louise Johnson.
Katherine retired in 1980 after 30 years as a Machine Operator at Prestolite in Syracuse, and most recently as a cashier at Big Lots in Mattydale. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of the American Legion Post #1832 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3146, both in Mattydale, and a member of the United Auto Workers Union. She was an avid Bingo Player and loved Line Dancing.
She was predeceased by her first husband Beltrum Gushlaw in 1984 and a daughter Lori ï¿½Tinyï¿½ Pouliot in 2005 and a Great-grandson Austin Gushlaw in 2000. She is survived by her husband and long time companion Donald Rowe, a daughter Kathy les Fletcher of Liverpool, two sons Beltrum Gushlaw of E. Syracuse, Randy Gushlaw of Fulton, a brother Joseph Johnson of St. Regis Ontario, eight grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Jennifer, Jonathan, Kelly, Kori, Danielle, Jerome, four great grandchildren Shania, Michael, Caden, Nicholas arriving in August.
Friends may call 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Krueger Funeral Home Inc., 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale followed by a funeral services at 7pm.