Rochester: October 18, 2010 at age 86. Kathleen is predeceased by her beloved husband who passed in 1975, Avery Zimmer; sister, Ruth (Robert) Upson & brother, Robert Parker. She is survived by her children, Daniel Zimmer, Gail (David) Woytek, Nancy (Bill Kramacyk) Zimmer & Laurie (Scott) Westervelt; grandchildren, Michael (Erin) Woytek, Lynne Woytek, Liam Westervelt & Luke Westervelt; brothers, Donald Parker & Jack (Onnolee) Parker; sister-in-law, Martha Thomson; many much loved nieces, nephews and friends; very dear friends, Carolyn (Bob) Brewer & Marcia (Ken) Cupery. Kathleen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Kathleen's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Rochester General Hospital, 5400 Unit for their loving care and support. Friends may call Friday, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 A.M. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 534 Oxford Street. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York NY 10018 in her memory.

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  1. Danny, Gail, Nancy and Laurie,
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Kay. She was a wonderful lady and I am proud my father named me after Aunt Kay. I was talking with Bruce yesterday and he was happy to see Aunt Kay at Dad’s funeral. They talked of the happier times growing up and the times he spent at your house and was glad of the chance to tell her thank you and I love you. We will miss her smile.

  2. Danny, Gail, Nancy, Laurie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Aunt Kay was a dear lady, and we’ll all miss her very much. See you soon.

    Peg & Don Mauer

  3. Dear Nancy & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts during this very difficult time.

    Jeanine & Doug

  4. Gail and family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  5. I was saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. I always think of her whenever I hear a unique word! I have even managed to get the work ‘Zaftig’ into some conversations over the past few years~a nod to your Mother’s legacy! I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through your loss, please know you are never alone. Much love to you all, Darby O’Connor Thompson

  6. I was so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. She was very lucky to have such a loving and caring daughter. I’m sorry that I will not be able to visit on Friday. I will be out of town, but please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Love, Kris

  7. Laurie,

    You are a dear friend and I know how close you were to your mother. Just know that my thoughts are with you and your brother and sisters. Your mom was one lucky lady to have such devoted children. And you guys were blessed to have such a wonderful and special woman to call ‘mom.’


  8. We are saddened by the news and share in your sympathy. Aunt Kay was a wonderful woman and will be missed! We will see you soon. Love, Pete & Theresa

  9. We grieve with you in your loss. We will always remember Aunt Kay for her positive, cheerful nature. We are so sorry we can’t be there at this time, as our flight plans were already fixed. We will pray for your strength at this time of sadness and change. Cousin Jonathan, Sekti, Daniel, Joseph, & Little Jon, currently in transit, Singapore

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