Carolyn J. Cajka, 72, of Butler, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Born in Butler on April 19, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Mathias and Evelyn Kalutich Cajka.
Carolyn graduated from Butler High School in 1965. She began her career at Nationwide Insurance as a file clerk in 1967. Over the next 34 years, she built an impactful career. In 1982 she was the Office Services Division Manager responsible for the three-story addition to the Butler Regional Office. Carolyn moved on to various managerial positions, retiring in 2002 as the Claims Administration Manager for the state of Pennsylvania.
Carolyn earned her CPCU designation in 1983 and a bachelor’s degree from Geneva College in 1992. She was active in United Way, Butler Area Council of Excellence, Nationwide Activities Association, and Habitat for Humanity.
After retiring, Carolyn was an avid golfer who played in several area leagues including Lake Arthur Ladies’ League, Stoughton’s Sunrise League, and Hiland’s Thursday evening league. She bowled in the Women’s Majors League. She enjoyed traveling and cheering on the Pirates and Steelers.
She is survived by her beloved friends, Linda Murrman and Jonibeth Loverick; two brothers, Michael (Becky) Cajka and John (Pam) Cajka, both of Butler; two nieces, Megan (Chris) Lonon of Charlotte, NC, and Kelsie Cajka of Honolulu, HI; one nephew, Mathias (Chelsea) Cajka of Butler; an aunt, Pearl Schlatz, of Butler, and many cousins and friends.
We are comforted in knowing that Bunky, Chance, and Penny were waiting for Carolyn with wagging tails and many kisses.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Barbara Stoehr, will officiate.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
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