Weavers Way Member Catherine Frompovich, an Ambler resident, author, activist and researcher who focused on the dangers of vaccines, smart meters, 5G technology and GMO foods, died on Feb. 14 after a long illness. She was 81.
A native of Pottsville, Catherine earned a Ph.D. in holistic medicine and nutrition and operated her own homeopathic health practice. In the 1980s, as a registered lobbyist, she spearheaded a group that stopped Congress’ move to ban homeopathic practices. She was often called on over the years to give expert testimony to her local community and politicians in her capacity as a naturopath.
She was the heart and soul of Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness, writing 42 press releases in less than two years, and battling with the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. She was a frequent contributor to alternative online news sites like Activist Post and Natural Blaze, and authored a number of books on topics ranging from nutrition to vaccines to overcoming the loss of a loved one.
She is survived by her brother Joseph, her sister Faith Balsama, and a niece, Brittany Frompovich. Her funeral took place at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler on Feb. 20.