HAPPY 102ND BIRTHDAY | Ann R. Katula


Residence: Campbell

Date of birth: Jan. 27, 1912, in Youngstown; moved to Campbell at 1 year old


Parents: Mary and Imbro Solic

Siblings: Brothers Steve Solic, Harry Solic and Tom Solic are deceased. Sister Mildred Leombruno is deceased, and one sister and two brothers died as infants. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Becky Solic of Warren.

Spouse: Michael J. Katula is deceased.

When and where they were married: Sept. 26, 1931, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Youngstown.

Children: Carol (Michael) Carney, Florence (Dr. John) Galida, Gloria Katula and Michael Jr. (Marian) Katula, all of Campbell.

Grandchildren: 12, six Carneys, three Galidas and three Katulas

Great-grandchildren: 30

Great-great grandchildren: Three, and a fourth is due in April.


Education: Campbell City Schools, Youngstown Business College and cosmetology school

Employment: Self- employed cosmetologist

Church membership: St. Michael Byzantine Church in Campbell

Club memberships: Infant Jesus of Prague Society and Friends of the Library, Campbell Branch


Lifestyle, notable events: A picture of her wedding was published in the book “Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley” by Susan Summers and Loretta Ekoniak. Mrs. Katula has resided in Campbell for 101 years.


Who and when: Her family visited her Campbell home throughout the day Jan. 26. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren arrived with birthday wishes. Many birthday wishes also came from friends and out-of- town family members.

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