Friday, July 20, 2018

Kathryn “Kay” Hauser Genung

Fremont, California - Kathryn “Kay” Hauser Genung, 97, passed away on October 17, 2017 in Fremont. She was born on April 12, 1920 in Loucks Mills, PA, the daughter of the late Carl Frederick and Edna Louisa (Waterman) Hauser. On July 25, 1941 in Buffalo, she marred  Arthur “Art” Genung who predeceased her in 1991.

Kathryn was a 1937 graduate of Wellsville High School, and a 1940 graduate of  Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing in Buffalo. She had a long and full nursing career spanning employment at Dr. Elmore G. Harkness' office in Wellsville, St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, she was the Administrator of Our Friendly Home in Canisteo, a Nurse at Hamilton College in Clinton, a New York State Public Health Nurse in Utica, and was a Nursing Supervisor at Beulah Home, and Matilda Brown Home in Oakland, CA. She retired in 1985, and she and Art traveled the lower 48 states visiting friends and family until Art's death in 1991. She later married to Edward Moscardini, who predeceased her in 2005. 

She is survived by three children, Marilyn Khalaji, Irene Genung, and Wayne (Cindy) Genung, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to parents and husbands, she was predeceased by two children, Nancy Lee in 1953, Merton in 2004, and her brother Berwyn J. Hauser of Wellsville in 2010.

A private graveside service is being planned at Valley Brook Cemetery in Andover, NY, with Pastor Christian Mattison presiding. To leave online condolences, please visit

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