Catherine working at the Bass River State Park concession stand when hot dogs were only a quarter. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Allen via her nephew, John Allen.)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Catherine Mathis Passes On
Another cherished friend to many and a connection with "old" New Gretna has gone to meet her maker. Catherine Mathis (Actually her first name was Virginia, but she went by Catherine) passed away last Saturday at Seacrest Village in Little Egg Harbor. I knew Catherine from talking with her about old times in New Gretna at various New Gretna Friendly Seniors meetings. Although not a native, she was born in West Virginia, she lived off East Greenbush Road in the Bucto section of Bass River with her husband, Herb, for many years. The road is now called Catherine Lane. She was a delight to speak with and always seemed to have a smile. She will be missed by the many people that she touched in a wide variety of jobs that she held in the area over the years.