Katherine “Cappy” Harper
Danielson of Butler, Pennsylvania died peacefully on
March 23rd, 2020 surrounded by her family following
a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born October 28, 1939 in East Orange, New
Jersey, to Fred and Annette Harper whom preceded her
Cappy is survived by her three children, Holly (Jay)
Miller of Sewickley; Amy (William) Reik of Sarasota,
Florida; and David (Amy) Cook of Hampton. She is
also survived by her ten grandchildren; James
(Lauren), Tyler, Duncan, Chadwick, Haley, Trey,
Chase, Harper, Allison, Megan; three
great-grandchildren Mason, Weston, and Hudson; and
the-one-and-only Michael “Mickey” Haley. Later in
life, Cappy enjoyed an adoring partnership with Tom
Smith and his loving family, son Tommy, daughter
Jayne, and grandchildren Macie and Braden.
Cappy lived a full life actively working until she
was 78 years young and will miss her many friends in
real estate and interior design in the region. Those
who knew her well know Cappy’s legacy is marked by
her immense heart for those in need and endless
compassion for her friends and family. Cappy was an
avid golfer and enjoyed her regular Tuesday’s at Two
gatherings, playing bridge, travel, and of course
her favorite food - bacon! Cappy was a lifelong
member of the United Methodist Church in Butler, an
18 year member of Butler Elk’s Lodge, proud member
of the Non-Member Club, former member of the Butler
Country Club and could often be seen at various
Shrine dinners and dances around town.
The family will plan a memorial service and
celebration of life at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cappy’s
memory to support patient care at UPMC Hillman
Cancer Center at 412-623-4700 or to the Shriners
Hospitals for Children - Erie, 1645 W. 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505.