Catherine Elizabeth Parlin, age 39, passed away on January 14, 2023.
She was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Douglas Parlin and the late Martha Killion Klenk.
Catherine graduated from McDowell High School in Erie, PA and then went on to study at Edinboro University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in psychology. Catherine was a great lover of animals, particularly dogs, and she enjoyed listening to music. Most of all, she adored raising her beloved son Aiden, the light of her life. Catherine was devoted to helping others and answered the call to serve those in need by working as an associate with the Barber National Institute and most recently as a case worker for SafeNet in Erie.
In addition to Catherine's mother, she was preceded in death by her former partner, Mike Herman.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving son, Aiden; step-father, George (Rich) Klenk; father and step-mother, Doug and Anne Parlin; sister, Carolyn Parlin; sister, Jenna Standland; and Aiden's grandparents, Melissa and Joe Bishop; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like express sincere appreciation to the Nurses and Doctors who cared for Catherine during her stay at UPMC Hamot, where she received extraordinary care. The family is especially grateful to Julie, Catherine's lifelong friend, as well as nurses, Nickie and Krista, all of whom went above and beyond in caring for Catherine and helping the family through a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16506.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Inc., Downtown, 602 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA.
Condolences can be sent to www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.