kathycatlin
Greece: Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Predeceased by her father, Frank Mate. Survived by her mother, Jennie Mate; husband of 25 years, Wayne D. Catlin; son, Douglas Catlin; sisters, Mary Ann (William) Kellman, Carol (John) Baker; mother-in-law, Beverly Catlin; sisters-in-law, Wendy (Walter) Brown; Winene (Shawn) Thomas; nieces and nephews, Kristin, Kari (Michael), Jennifer, Stefanie, Sean (Michelle), Ryan, Dustin, Taylor and Morgan; great-niece, Ashlyn; great-nephew, Calen; many dear friends. Kathy was active in community theatre and a lifelong dancer. She was an avid New York Yankee's Fan. Kathy was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Company after over 34 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Interlake's Oncology and the U of R Radiation Oncology for the outstanding care given to Kathy. Friends may call Friday 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday 11:00 AM at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd. Private Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

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  1. Aunt Kath (PIC),
    My Aunt and my best friend. You have taught me so much in my 28 years. I will hold your laugh and your beautiful smile in my heart forever. I will see you again. You have not left us, you just went away for a little while. I can only pray that I can be half the woman that you were. Your courage and dignity will always be an inspiration. I will never forget you. You are my angel and I know you are looking over me. Until I see you again… I love you. Love, PIC Jr.

  2. Carol, Jay and family:
    I was very saddened to read of Kathy’s passing. I worked at Driving Park Wegman’s with Kathy, Carol and Jay back in the mid 70s when we were in high school. Years later I would periodically run into Kathy in the Kodak halls. I fondly remember how sweet she was and always stopped to say hello. We would chat about each other’s sons, family, Jay and Carol. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Jay, Mary Ann, and Carol,

    I was so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I am feeling very sad at this moment, a different kind of sadness than I have experienced before because of our past time together. She was so young and it is such a shame she had to suffer with such a disease. My sympathies to all of you at her loss and what must have been difficult times during her illness. She was a wonderful person and I remember her fondly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please pass along my condolences to other family members.

    Joe Montanarella

  4. Hello Wayne ,
    I just wanted to say hello and I’m sorry for your loss. I really wish I could be there to be with you, Doug and the family but duty calls. I didn’t know Kathy for a long time but in the short time I did she really made a big impact on me, She was super strong. Kathy treated my kids and I like we were part of your family from day one and that truley won me over, as well as the boys.
    It’s been a Crazy couple of months for you my friend but its almost over. I hope you can get out and travel a bit, maybe even come stay with us for a couple of days. We will always have room for my big bro!
    I will be thinking and praying for you my friend. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. You are a true warrior and I can only wish to be as tough as you one day!
    Think happy thoughts cause she loves you and so do we!!
    Love always, Shawn, Chris and Zach

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. I remember her from our high school days at Nazareth. We always had such good times. I am so glad I was able to see her this past May at our 35th reunion. May God bless Kathy and her family.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I had the priviledge of working with her for 2 years, but during that short time, I realized what a kind and caring person she was. She will be greatly missed by all of us in MMDD.

  7. I can’t help but remember how Carol and I would give Kathy such a hard time when we were teens. She tolerated us and loved us. She was there when we needed her and would always listen to our ‘mundane’ problems. Thanks for being the big sister I never had. You will be truly missed. Love and prayers to her wonderful family.

  8. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. We worked together in the Research Labs; my boss Gerhard Popp, reported to Kathy’s boss Howell Hammond, so Kathy and I were on the phone alot, and Kathy attended my party when I left Kodak in 1997. She was always so pleasant and kind. My prayers and thoughts are with Wayne, Doug and all the family members at this difficult time. May God comfort you.

  9. I was so shocked to hear of Kathy’s passing. I knew Kathy from Kodak. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.

  10. I was so very saddened to learn of Kathy’s passing. She was such a bright presence in our Kodak office, always with a ready smile and a kind word. I have missed her and thought of her often during the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with her children and family.

  11. I was very saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. I was a classmate at Nazareth and it was good to see her at our reunion this past May. No words can express losing a loved one so young. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  12. I went to Naz with Kathy and we were in all the musicals together/Perosian choir. She was always smiling that wonderful smile of hers. I am glad that I got to see her at our reunion this year—I always looked forward to seeing Kathy because she exhuded such happiness and sweetness. I will truly miss her and my heart goes out to her family.

  13. I wish I could be there to celebrate a life well lived my friend, I will miss you.
    Wayne and Douglas, there are no words that will steal the hurt but you will always have the memories, those can never be taken away.

    Take care an God bless.
    Michael

  14. I would like to send my deepest condolences to Wayne and Kathy’s family. Kathy is very special to each of us at Radiation Oncology and will be greatly missed. She will always be in our hearts and prayers!!!

    With Love,
    Allisa

  15. I’m so very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She will be truly missed by many. Knew Kathy from Kodak and she was a great person to talk to. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She is at peace now, no more pain. God took a truly wonderful and kind person.

  16. Jay, Mary Ann, Carol, and family I want to express my sadness to hear of Kathy’s
    illness and death. My mom and dad wanted to tell you also how sorry they are. We had no idea of her illness. I haven’t seen Kathy in many years but I remember her just like everyone else has described her. She was always smiling and had such a sweet personality.
    I wish I had known she was involved in the theater because I would have loved to have seen her in some plays. We didn’t see the notice in the paper and on Sunday my cousin Pat Villareale called and told me she saw it. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. I believe in heaven and that she is I’m sure with God now and her dad. Love, Roseanne & Ron Sauers and Lillian & Al Manfredi

  17. Kathy is a true angel in Heaven and I know personally for me, her memory will be alive in my heart. She touched many lives with her joy and passion for life, gave so much of herself to so many. We all will mourn her loss, and pray for peace in the time ahead. My deepest sorrow to the entire family and prayers are with you.

  18. Kathy was a dear friend to many – and she leaves us with wonderful memories of our younger years! I was fortunate to share such stories with her, not long ago, and we were suddenly back in grade school and high school. Many were fortunate to be touched by her warmth, her grace, her kind spirit, her laughter, her love for life and the list goes on. As we see the sun and rainbows – we will think of how she brightened our lives. She continues to be with us – in our hearts.
    My sincere sympathy to the entire family.
    Toni

    Friends Are Angels

    Our friends are like angels
    Who brighten our days
    In all kinds of wonderful,
    Magical ways.

    Their thoughtfulness comes
    As a gift from above,
    And we feel we’re surrounded
    By warm, caring love.

    Like upside-down rainbows,
    Their smiles bring the sun,
    And they fill ho-hum moments
    With laughter and fun.

    Friends are like angels
    Without any wings,
    Blessing our lives
    With the most precious things.

  19. Kathy was such a kind and beautiful person. I pray that as you go through this difficult time, the God of all Grace will watch over her family. HE will see you through and give you peace.

  20. Kathy will definitely be missed. She was a wonderful co-worker at Kodak and friend. She always brightened my day with her lovely smile and gentle kindness. I will never forget my first year in the Research Labs working with her on the newsletter and websites. My sincere condolences to her family for a lovely person whose loss was much too soon.

  21. Kathy, a smiling face, a warm heart, a beautiful spirit. My heart goes out to the family and all those who’s lives she touched. Kathy will live on in our memories and I am thankful for the opportunity to have known her.

  22. My dear friend will be greatly missed. It was a joy and a pleasure to have the opportunity to reconnect with Kathy after years of not seeing her.
    I love you and will miss you.
    God bless your family.

    With love and sincerety,
    Geanene

  23. Our condolences to Kathy’s family. Kathy was truly exceptional; always positive, kind, caring, cheerful and wanting to help. While we are saddened and heartbroken that God has elected to call her home so soon, we will always remember her warmth during the time she was here.

  24. Thank you Kathy for your friendship , for being there when I needed your help, your great smile always made me feel better, Gladys and I are saddened by your passing but we will never forget you
    you are one of a kind and will be missed dearly!!! RIP. Crlos & Gladys Rivera

  25. The news of Kathy’s passing deeply moved and saddened me. She was always an uplifting spirit to talk to and she always wore a smile. It goes without saying she will be missed and my thoughts and prayers will be with her family and friends. God Bless

  26. The world is indeed a darker place without the brilliant sunshine of Kathy in it.
    We are so sorry to learn this news, and we pray for Wayne, Douglas, and the entire family.

  27. To the Catlin Family ,,,,Im so sorry to hear about your loss. Kathy was a pleasure to get to know and work with here at Kodak. She was always friendly and always had a smile 🙂 … for anyone in need of one!!
    ….. You will be missed greatly Kathy! …. we love you!

  28. Wayne
    So sorry to hear of your lose.Like i have said in the past,i am here if you need me.Just remember she can now dance with the angels.God bless

    Jimmy B

  29. Wayne and Doug,
    Buddy will always be with us in the wonderful, funny, special memories that will last in our hearts forever. This past year Kathy taught me many things. She was my rock and I appreciate all I learned from her. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I was so fortunate to have her as my buddy for 50 years. You two meant the world to her. Wayne, she loved you with all her heart. Doug, you were the light in her life. She was so proud of you and I see so much of her in you. We have our own angel now looking over us and we will see her again.

  30. WAYNE AND DOUG…..OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. KATHY WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL OF US. JUST REMEMBER, HER FAMILY WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF HER LIFE.

  31. Wayne and Douglas, I am so sorry for your loss! I worked with Kathy back in the 80s when she worked for Howell Hammond and John Simonds–we shared a big double-office so I got to know her pretty well. Douglas, you were her pride and joy–she loved being your mom! May God draw you close and comfort you during this challenging time!

  32. Wayne and Douglas, may your memories sustain you during this very difficult time. Kathy was an inspiration to all who knew her–her positive attitude, professionalism, love of family, fun-filled soul will truly be missed. It was a priviledge to have known her! God Bless you.

  33. Wayne, Doug and all of Kathy’s family…Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. May her joyful spirit and love of her family shine through all of you as you go forward from this very difficult time. God’s peace be with all of you.

  34. Wayne, Doug and Family: Kathy was one of those persons from the moment you met her it was as if you knew her forever. Always a smile, always a positive attitude. We now have an angel in heaven. She was loved by all and will be missed by many. Hope you find comfort in the support of family and friends.

  35. Wayne, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a real sweetheart. Even though I have not seen her in many years, I think of her often. She will be surely missed.

  36. Wayne,

    You are one of my oldest friends, and I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy. KNow that my thoughts are with you and your family.
    I’ve been living in Alaska for 20 years and It’s been too many years since I’ve seen you my friend.
    PLease let me know how to contact you.
    My condolences.

    Dave Arieno

  37. We will miss Kathy dearly. Not only was she great to work with, Kathy was extraordinary to be with – always a smile and encouragement without being ‘too fluffy’.

    Peace and prayers for Kathy and your entire family.

    Sincerely, Larry & Jean Oliver

  38. With Sympathy in your Loss

    Life is Journey

    Life is Journey of sweetness and sorrow
    Of yesterday’s memories
    And hopes for tomorrow,
    Of pathways we choose
    And detours we face
    With patient and humor,
    Courage and grace,
    Of joys that we’ve shared
    And of people we’ve met
    Who have touched us in ways
    We will never forget.
    Although no words of sympathy
    Can ease the loss you bear,
    Still, may find some comfort knowing
    Others truly care.

    Kodak’s Research Labs was a true Family and Kathy was a great part of it.

    WE will miss her.

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