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Catherine A.
(Ketcher)
Rowley


2004
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2005
2005
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2006
2006
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2007
2007
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2008
2008
Cathy Ketcher
1986
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 1991
1991
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley in 1997
1997
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2002
2002
Cathy (Ketcher) Rowley, 2003, pregnant with their 3rd
2003
 
Location: Email:
Exeter Township, PA

The Rowleys sold their house on Hartman Road - home of the MPHS Class of '86 15-year reunion!  They build a house in Pathfinder Woods in Exeter Township (although the post office for their area is Birdsboro) and were in by the end of the summer 2004.  Then they moved again, and as of May of 2008 were living in this house...

The Rowley Home

WORK:
Cathy.Rowley@WorleyParsons.com
 
 The Rowleys, 2008
 The Rowleys, Christmas 2007
 The Rowleys, late 2006
The Rowleys
 (2005)
The Rowley Kids
 (taken November 2006)
Sarah 13, Corey 10-1/2, Gracelyn 3-1/2

Sarah, Gracelyn (front) and Corey Rowley - November 2006

The Rowleys
(1997)

Cathy and her family, picture taken in 1997

The Rowleys
(2002)

The Rowley Family, 2002

Corey
Rowley
Corey Rowley, picture from the 2004-05 wrestling season Wrestling
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5
The
Rowleys
Cathy and Sarah at the Reading Phillies game, 5/06/04 2004
Sarah Rowley, 2004
Sarah
Gracelyn Rowley, 2004
Grace
Corey Rowley, 2004
Corey
The Rowley Kids, Christmas 2004
Christmas Pic

Grace
(Sept 2003)
Gracelyn, 3 months old!

Sarah
(April 2002)
Sarah Rowley, April 2002

Corey,Sarah,Gracelyn
(June 2003)

Corey, Sarah and Gracelyn...just almost 2 weeks after Gracelyn was born!

Sarah & Corey
(2001)
Sarah & Corey, 2001

Gracelyn Noelle Rowley!Yet ANOTHER cute Rowley!Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Don't you love when they curl up in a little ball like that?!Blondie!Gracelyn Noelle Rowley
Gracelyn Noelle Rowley
June 2003, less than 2 weeks old!

Say cheese! Superstar miniature golfer, Corey Rowley! Itchy Toes.
Cathy & Kevin, 1997 Corey Rowley The Rowleys, 1998
Sarah & Corey, 2002 Corey, 2002 This girl didn't finish her sandwich at the 16-year class dinner. Sarah & Corey, 2002 Corey, 2002 This girl is the star of her softball team.

  Sarah and Corey Rowley, 2002

 
Birthdays: Kevin: 9/13
Cathy: 9/24/68
Sarah: 9/15/93
Corey: 1/28/96
Gracelyn: 6/16/03
Husband: Kevin E. Rowley (married 5/01/93).
Kevin grew up in West Virginia, and still has a lot of family there.

Kevin has his own hearing-aid business that is thriving.  He has 2 partners, and together they own Hearing Aid Associates.  They are located at five different places, and even have their own commercial!
Children: "I'm Desperate to deliver..." -- Cathy, 4/30/02Sarah Ann (born 9/15/93), Corey Edward (born 1/28/96), Gracelyn Noelle (born 6/16/03 @ 4:08p.m., 8 lbs-6 oz, 20" long.  The picture shown here is of Cathy about 7 months pregnant with Gracelyn.)

Update from Cathy, 6/21/04:
"Sarah is 10 years old and will be going into the 5th grade and will attend the new Reifton School and she can’t wait.  Her favorite subject is Math (she gets that from her dad.)  You know me, I am more “mortuary science” - haha.  She just finished up her 2nd year of softball for the Exeter league and I am so proud of their team, they finished 2nd out of 14 in the championships this season!!!  Go Blue!

"Corey is 8 years old and headed for the 3rd grade at Jacksonwald.  He loves just being around his friends and likes all the subjects…especially recess!  He just finished his first year of kid pitch baseball and loves the game to death.  He dreams of being a major league player some day!  He even named his Build A Bear 'Jim Thome.'  That lucky bear!

Bev Malinowski says the Rowleys make really cute kids!"Grace just turned ONE on June 16th and is motoring all over the place.  She started walking at 11 months, but now she is trying to run.  She can say a few words, likGracelyn on her first birthday!e 'hot' and 'fish' and now you ask what a doggie says, and she’ll tell you!  Don’t ask me where the connection is, between hot, fish and dog. My son is currently teaching her to pick her nose, and I must say, she is close.  She can actually touch her nose.  I will put a stop to it, once the finger enters the dark zone!!! Haha.  I am Godly proud of my kids.  I love them to pieces and thank God everyday for their personalities and good health, although we must thank family life for the personalities - I have to take credit there somewhere!" ...
The pictures shown here Grace's 1-Year Old pictures.

Sarah's Modeling Photo, 2007As of early 2006, Corey had finished his 4th year of wrestling, and just signed up for another year of baseball.  He's now in AAA league.  Last year Corey's 9-year old Exeter team - coached by his Dad, Kevin - went...all...the...way!  Sarah is in Softball (12-and-under) and still riding out Girl Scouts.

Gracie is a lefty - the only one in the family.  Here's an unusual tidbit:  Cathy's husband is one of three brothers, and each one of them has a child that is left-handed.

7/09/07 Update:  Sarah is a model!  She is part of Highlite Modeling Agency.  (www.highlite.com)  Her official modeling photo is to the left.

Occupation: Cathy is the Senior HR Assistant in the Human Resources department for Parsons Energy & Chemicals Group in Green Hills, PA since March of 2000.  (Prior to that she was work for Home Childcare Service for three years, and before that Cathy had worked in the telephone industry for seven years.)

Cathy used to be the assistant manager at the Casual Corner in the Fairgrounds Square Mall in 1987 and 1988.
Pets: A dog named Kaylie (see picture above from 2008)

The Rowleys had a Yellow Lab named "Mandy" who was born in 1994, but sadly passed away on 4/28/02.
Exciting Things
Since HS:
Got married - had children, traveled, worked in the telephone industry for seven years. Have been volunteering for March of Dimes money drives. Have been able to stay home with my children and watch them grow up so fast and healthy!
 
Favorite HS
Memories:
I miss school so much - I had good memories with a lot of people - especially Debbie (Lojec) Hummel, Audrey, Lisa Westervelt, Wendy, Julie (Horst) Natoli; Being on the Softball team and Yearbook Staff; Class trips were great!
Ideas for
Future Reunions:
Have reunions sooner, like maybe every 2-3 years instead of 5. I think it keeps people closer and more in touch even if it's just to get together for dinner, lunch or drinks! Maybe we can suggest pool parties at my house or anyone else's homes -- just so we get to see everyone more often. If money's a big factor, we don't need to spend money to visit for picnics!!
Yearbook
Future Career:
Mortuary Science
 
Senior Memories (Copied directly from the Senior Yearbook):
SPOOK LANE ... Great X's w/Deb ... "The party" ... Exeter Prom ... Hay Ride ... Night Swimming ... Slumber Party ... Jeep Alert! ... The Chase ... DL, AA, WC, LW -- Mark Schlott ... I made it, Mom!
 
Chris Mal Notes:
I have some old video footage of Cathy for about 60 seconds. Back in high school when video cameras started to become popular, my Dad got one for family use. My friend from Central, Mike Capilo, and I took the video camera and just started walking around Boscov’s video taping people we didn’t even know and making them very uncomfortable. (Shut up, it was high school – what else did we have to do?!) Kind of like an early form of a "Tom Green" episode! Anyway, I ran into Cathy at the Boscov’s eye care department getting new glasses and we did a mini-interview of Kathy, her mom and the woman working there.

Cathy came to our school district from Maryland at the beginning of our sophomore year.

Cathy went on the Senior Class trip to Virginia and also to Vermont.

Note above that in High School Cathy was very intent on becoming a "Mortuary Scientist."  I always thought it was odd that someone who was always so happy would have such an interest in the study of dead people.  Hehe.

I remember finding it amusing that Cathy Ketcher was the catcher on the girls' Softball team.  (OK, OK, I was easily amused...)  [Actually, as it turns out, Cathy says she only caught one game.  That must've been the game that I was at!]

Cathy is still friends with Lisa (Jozwiak) Wily (MPHS Class of '88) who, like me, lives in the thriving metropolis of Blandon, Mushroom Capital of the World.

Cathy ran into Bob Painter AND Brett Bowers - at the same time - at the Redner's in Pennside in May of 2001.  (Hopefully no one was hurt.)  Oddly, the same day that I got an email from Cathy telling me about this, I also got an email from Audrey Acker which noted that she ran into Eric Delewski at the same Redner's!

Cathy's grandfather (her Dad's Dad) was a native American Indian, and she likes vanilla cake better than chocolate cake.

The Rowleys ate at Chili's in Wyomissing on November 9th, 2001 - the same night the Bev and I ate there!  I asked their son Corey if he could chose between going to Kindergarten all day or jumping on their trampoline all day, which would he chose?  He said "Jumping.....no, BOTH!"  Good answer.

On 5/04/02, Cathy was at the 16-year Class Dinner at 3rd & Spruce with her husband and two kids.  Cathy's daughter Sarah didn't finish all of her club sandwich.  Sarah is the pitcher on her Softball team, and will be a cheerleader for the football team this year as well.  Also in attendance were:  Suzanna (Post) Barlow and son, Barb (Yerger) Weston and family, Lori (Czarnecki) LaPearl and family, Karen (Orth) Rimby and family, plus Bev and I.

Here's an amazing coincidence for you.  Before the Rowleys built their house in Pathfinder Woods in Exeter, they were trying to decide which model to chose.  A friend of theirs arranged for them to go through one of the existing houses in the development.  The house belonged to none other than Heather Hill!  The Rowley's new home is just two blocks away from Heather's.
 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JIM KETCHER
DEC. 2, 1970 - NOV. 17, 2003

GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED, AND A CURE WAS NOT TO BE SO HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND YOU AND WHISPERED COME TO ME.  WITH TEARFUL EYES WE WATCHED YOU AND SAW YOU PASS AWAY AND THOUGH WE LOVED YOU DEARLY WE COULD NOT MAKE YOU STAY.  A GOLDEN HEART STOPPED BEATING, HARD WORKING HANDS AT REST.  GOD BROKE OUR HEARTS TO PROVE TO US HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.

 
 

5-Year Reunion

The Human Pinata and World's Greatest Organizer

Paceotis, Cathy & Wendy

Julie Horst &
Cathy Ketcher

Leon Pace,
Cathy Ketcher
& Wendy Crow

15-Year Reunion

Karen Orth, Cathy Ketcher, Missy Ryan and Beth Rosser

Kim & her 2 kids, Karen & her 1 kid, and Cathy's 2 kids

Karen Orth,
Cathy Ketcher,
Missy Ryan,
Beth Rosser

Kim Schmidt & kids,
Karen (Orth) & son,
Cathy (Ketcher)'s kids

 

1984 Varsity
Softball Team

1984 Varsity Softball team featuring Class of 1986 Most Athletic female, Diane Churan!
Click to enlarge!

1985 Varsity
Softball Team

1985 Varsity Softball team featuring mother of Chris Mal's egg babies, Diane Churan
Click to enlarge!

 
It would be more fun if Ketcher was the Catcher.

Nice mop, Darren.

Bob Painter wrote on part of Cathy's face
Looks out to me
1985

Yearbook Staff
Editors
1986
Sports-Darren
Sports-Diane
Seniors-Lisa P.
Faculty-Cathy K.
Faculty-Thahn
Activities-Marta
Underclassmen-Karen

Cathy breaking
out in ads
1986

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