Kathyrn “Kitt” Altemose, 84 of Palmer Twp., PA died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, PA. Born August 15, 1933 in Plainfield Twp., PA she was a daughter of the late Eva (Haas) and Clayton Engler and a 1950 graduate of Nazareth High School.
She was a member of St. Peter’s UCC, Tatamy where she served on the Women’s Guild and organized and participated in many church activities throughout the years. Kitt was a long-standing, active member of the U.R. W. Club of Palmer Twp. and as an avid reader, belonged to several book clubs. Kitt’s enthusiasm for art was displayed in her many art exhibits throughout the Lehigh Valley. Her grass roots leadership as co-founder and past-president of the now dissolved Creative Arts Society and Friends, helped establish Easton as a cultural arts center by coordinating the first art show at Riverside Park over 20 years ago. As an artist, Kitt’s active membership in the Nazareth Paint Box Art Club as well as the Forks Art Club brought her many hours of joy and creative fellowship.
Kitt enjoyed traveling, especially with her husband Vernon, who she spent many hours zig-zagging up and down the east coast chasing her passion for lighthouses. Another favorite travel spot was Hilton Head, SC where she and her husband enjoyed the beauty of the island, walking the beach, bicycling and fine dining. She was a gentle and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was very proud of her family.
She is survived by her devoted and beloved husband of 63 years: Vernon Altemose; her four beloved children and spouses: Pam Valcante and husband Gregory of Gainesville, FL, Matthew Altemose and wife Bonnie of Easton, Gregory Altemose and companion Kathy Haines of Troy, MI, David Altemose and wife Rachelle of Palmer Twp.; her 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her sisters: Gladys Day of Bethlehem, Edith Mackes of Nazareth and her brother: Francis Engler of Ackermanville. A sister: Jenny Poloni and brothers: Marlin and Stewart Engler died earlier.
A Memorial Service will be held January 6, 2018 at 11 AM in St. Peter’s UCC, 401 Broad Street, Tatamy with a calling period from 9:30 to 11 AM in the church. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s UCC, PO Box 188, Tatamy, PA 18085. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.