Mrs. Katherine (Katie) Olejnik, of Swoyersville, is celebrating her 90th birthday today, June 28, 2018. Katie is the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Shoemaker Krulick, of Exeter. She is a graduate of Exeter High School. Katie is the only living member of her 10 siblings, brothers Emery, Joz, Paul and Jack Krulick, and sisters Mary Rowlands, Agatha Huntz Sherman, Elizabeth Ferrara, Jessie DeStefano and Anne Lasky.
On Aug. 4, 1951, Katie married Joseph J. Olejnik, of Swoyersville, and together they have celebrated 66 years of marriage. They are the parents of three children, Mark Olejnik, JoAnn Guido and Joseph K. Olejnik, all of Swoyersville. They also have four grandchildren, Justin, Nicholas, Jessica and Kody Olejnik.
Katie is a retired seamstress and worked in many former local dress factories, but retired from the former Flory Fashions in Swoyersville. Katie enjoys bingo, cards and playing slots, and she is an avid Phillies fan. She is also a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and is a former member of its Christian Mothers association and adult choir. A surprise party, thrown by daughter JoAnn Guido and grandson Kody Olejnik, was held at her home.