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Catherine "Kitty" Matsatsos Sauerbeck
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Obituary for Catherine "Kitty" Matsatsos Sauerbeck

Catherine “Kitty” Matsatsos Sauerbeck, 90, of Danville, Va., passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Piney Forest Health and Rehabilitation. She was born November 14, 1927, in Mooresville, N.C. to the late Maggie Owen Matsatsos and the late Peter Mack Matsatsos.

Mrs. Sauerbeck will be remembered as a loving, caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was totally dedicated to faithfully caring for her son Jack. Mrs. Sauerbeck was of the Methodist Faith, and was very dedicated to her faith and her family. She retired from her job that she loved at JC Penney, with over 45 years of service.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Petty (Richard) of Dry Fork, Va., Christie Lutz (David) of Blairs, Va.; her sons, Joseph Melvin Sauerbeck of Fairfield, Iowa, and John “Jack” George Sauerbeck of Danville; her grandchildren, Kimberly Gosney, Jennifer Doolin, Richard Petty, Jr., Jamie White, Joni Glass, and Jessica Pelletier; as well as her great-grandchildren, Alex Mayes, Ryan Petty, Jackie Petty, Sam Petty, Kathryn Gosney, Caitlyn Meehan, Lauren Meehan, Nicholas Doolin, Aidan White, Camryn Glass, and Madicyn Glass.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sauerbeck was predeceased by her daughter, Camilla Sauerbeck; her sisters, Stama Cox, Margaret Beckner, Vaso Perdue, and Chriso New; and her brother, Peter Mack Matsatsos.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Pastor Roger Ewing officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations to the DCC Educational Foundation, 1008 South Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Sauerbeck family. Online condolences may be made at

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540





2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details


Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

Memorial Contribution

DCC Educational Foundation

1008 South Main St.
Danville, VA 24541

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