Katherine Sotovelez, 73, of Howell passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was born in Salzburg, Austria, had lived in Paterson, and settled to Howell. Katherine worked as a Deli Clerk for BJ’s Wholesale Club for many years. She enjoyed going shopping for anything and everything and taking trips to Atlantic City. Katherine was passionate about planting flowers in her garden and had a true love for animals. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, especially the decorating, seeing lights, and spending quality time with her beloved family.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Ashley Rose. Katherine is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Salvador Sotovelez, Sr. of Howell; children, Marie Sotovelez of Howell, Salvador Sotovelez Jr. and his wife, Maria of South Carolina, and Katrina Czarnecki and her husband, Edward of Howell; grandchildren, Katherine, Angie, Estella, Pamela, Kayla, Zachery, Edward Jr., and Dominic; great grandchildren, Sophia, Harper, Bella, and Nicholas.
And her canine companion, GumDrop.
All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. Interment will take place in St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com