Caitlin E. McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away on Saturday, March 17th, at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown.
Born in Pottsville on May 25, 1994, she was the daughter of Robert E. & Crystal A. DeWald McGarry.
She was a graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School, Class of 2012, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University.
Caitlin was employed as a civil engineer for PENN DOT District 5, Allentown.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottsville.
Caitlin was always involved throughout her time in high school as her class treasurer, a member of the National Honor Society, and was the recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award.
Beyond this, she was Schuylkill Haven's Female Scholar Athlete in 2012, and was a member of the cross country, track & field, swim and dive, and soccer teams.
Caitlin dedicated so much of her time to Penn State's THON, and served as a chair, dancer, and committee member over her four years at Penn State. She was also a well-loved and dedicated member of Penn State Club Swim, where she met many of her best friends and lifelong soulmates. She was also a member of the Society of Women Engineers.
"Coach Caitlin" treasured her many years as a swimmer, and committed herself to coaching young swimmers as a youth swim coach for Schuylkill Haven.
In addition to her parents, Caitlin is also survived by a brother, Kyle McGarry, maternal grandparents: Sam & Colleen DeWald, aunts & uncles: Deb DeWald Kaplan & husband, Bruce, Tricia Sanchez & husband, Mike, Kathy Gustas & husband, Jim, Jack McGarry & wife, Carole, Gene McGarry, and Ann Pat Conway & husband, John, and cousins: Mel Kaplan, Scott, Marc, & Brad Gustas, Evan, Connor, & Shane McGarry, Kelsey, Matt, Jake, & Avery McGarry, and Madison & Lexi Sanchez.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Thomas & Patricia McGarry.
Caitlin always lived her life for others, and valued the incredible friendships she has made at home and at Penn State more than anything.
For all of those who knew Caitlin, and even those who did not, a visitation will be heldFridayfrom6-8 p.m.at First United Methodist Church, Pottsville.
An additional visitation time will be heldSaturdayfrom10 a.m.until the time of service at the church.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at First United Methodist Church, Pottsville, at12 noononSaturday, March 24thwith Rev. John Wallace officiating.
Interment will be privately held at the family's convenience.
Family requests donations in Caitlin's memory to First United Methodist Church,330 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901, or to the Caitlin McGarry Scholarship Fund, C/O Santander Bank, 24/28 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.