Katherine “Punkie” Ohgren died Wednesday, September 24, 2008 after a long illness. Born in Harrisburg, PA October 31, 1947, age 60. Of White Oak, formerly of Reston, VA, she was a schoolteacher, a member of St. Angela Merici Church, and a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
She is survived by her parents, Attorney George F. and Sandy Walter Young, Jr. of White Oak, her husband, John Ohgren of Reston, VA, her son, Michael Ohgren of Reston, VA, 3 sisters, Elizabeth (Christopher) Abernethy of Hampton Township, PA, Claudia (Frank) Murphy of Annapolis, MD, Jennifer Young of Pittsburgh, PA, and her brother, George “Geff” Young of Hampton Township, PA, also a niece, Brooke Braun, and 3 nephews, Peter Abernethy, Matthew and Timothy Murphy.
Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 Friday from 2-4 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 AM in St. Angela Merici Church by the Rev. Stephen Chervenak. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Allegheny District Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.