catherine kochman
Catherine Ann “Kitty” Kochman, an outstanding active selfless member of the Weirton Community passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022. She was 85. Kitty was born in Steubenville, OH on January 3, 1937, to Nino and Helen DeSimone Musitelli. She graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School in 1954. On February 10, 1975, she married Edward Kochman. Ed said “I was first attracted by her outer beauty but fell in love with her inner beauty. They were married for 47 years. Kitty retired from United Bank, where she served the Weirton community for 38 years, retiring as the Assistant Vice- President of the United Bank - Weirton. Kitty’s tremendous energetic nature and kind heart had her donating more than three decades of her time volunteering with many local organizations in the Weirton Area. She held every office in the Weirton Kiwanis and served as the Lieutenant Governor for the State of West Virginia. Kitty was very instrumental in the Kiwanis Radio Auction Fundraiser year after year. She was an officer and member of the Weirton Salvation Army Advisory Board, where she volunteered countless hours ringing the bell for the Christmas Kettles. She also served with the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, Weirton United Way, Weirton Women’ Club, Weirton Museum, March of Dimes, Boy Scouts of America - Ohio River Valley Council, Weirton Renaissance and was a board member of the Mary H. Weir Public Library. As a member of the Republican Women’s, she worked many of the local elections. Kitty was honored, excited and humbled to be inducted into the Weirton Hall of Fame for Public Service and to be recognized by Weirton’s former city manager, Joseph DiBartolomeo as an outstanding member of the Weirton Community. Most of all Kitty will be remembered as a selfless servant with a beautiful spirit. Who would have ever guessed she was 85 years old? She was a faithful member of the Weirton Covenant Church, where she never missed a Sunday Service. In addition to her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by her brother, Alex Musitelli. She will be remembered with love and admiration by her husband Edward Kochman; her two sons, Brad (Melissa) Evans and John Evans; her daughter, Rhonda (Philip) Browne; her six grandchildren, Chad (Alicia) Camp, Philip Evans, David Evans, Andrew Browne, Aaron Browne, and Allie (Ryan Echard) Browne; her great grandchildren, Jaxon, Liam, Cash, Eva, and Charlotte Camp. Visitation will be 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM Thursday at the Weirton Covenant Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Steubenville. In memory of Kitty find something you love, share it with others, make it a part of your life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weirton Salvation Army or to the Mary H. Weir Public Library. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. We are so very sorry for your loss. We are so proud to have known Miss Kitty and to say she was a dear friend, a wonderful person, and a great human being. She was the most caring , kind, and giving person that I have ever known. We have lost an angel and Heaven has received one. We will truly miss her. Our love and prayers to you and your family. 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼.

  2. A loving and generous niece who always took the time and effort to keep in touch. She will surely find rest in the peace of God’s eternal love!

  3. To Ed and Family, I cannot express how deeply sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. May She Rest in Peace! Joann Guzzetta-Babela

  4. Brad, You have my condolences. Will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. May God bless you & your family. Debi Orecchio

  5. With deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Larry and Phil Evans

  6. I remember our lunches together. What a great time to share laughter a lot of smiles. I truly miss those times. Praise the Lord you are in His arms now. ❤ Sis. Chris

  7. We mourn with you at her passing but celebrate and thank God for the life of our wonderful Cousin Kitty. She has been such a blessing to both of us. Wish we could be there for the service; Ed. We hold you and the family in our prayers. Blessings always, Mick and Martha

  8. Kitty was such a difference-maker… you could always count on her to help no matter what the cause. I honestly can’t remember a community event I ever went to that she wasn’t a part of or supported by attending. A tiny dynamo of a person that probably never said no, she shared her time and talents selflessly. We are all better for knowing her and she will be missed.

  9. Sympathy to the family. I met Kitty at Weirton Medical Center during the Community Blood Screenings. I will miss seeing her.

  10. Fond memories of 2004 Presidential campaign with Kitty. Prayers for the family. Roger and Diane Madden

  11. Dear Ed and Family, Our sincere sympathy is extended to all of you on the passing of our dear Kitty. She was an amazing person and will be missed by many. We have been friends for many years through WV Kiwanis. May Kitty now rest in peace and may you be comforted by your wonderful memories. She will live on through you and your beautiful family. Take good care!

  12. Brad, John & Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She gave a lot of herself, to our community, and had a lot of style. My deepest sympathies to you all. Vicki (Arnett) Gilles

  13. During my summers off at college, I worked at the bank with Kitty and remember her (along with all the other employees) being such nice people to work with. My condolences to Kitty’s family, friends and community.

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