Kathryn Lemke

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Brighton Presyterian Church
1775 East Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States

Obituary of Kathryn Anne Lemke

All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 2019,  peacefully summoned home to the Lord,  after bravely confronting Pancreatic Cancer--which had hit with the force & speed of an insidious, devastating whirlwind.  Predeceased by her dad, Dr. Werner E. Lemke in 2010, & survived by her mom,  Rev. Sandy Lemke, her dear siblings  Ret. Sgt. Michael John Lemke & Elizabeth Lemke Nomura, two nieces & one nephew, & many beloved relatives, friends,  colleagues,  & countless children--with whom Kathy interacted & for whom she advocated.  Also many  small creatures, gardens & plants will miss her admiration & endearment--loving God & all creation as she did!

Born in Chicago, May 29, 1957, Kathy moved with her family to Rochester in 1966, attending RCSD  schools, graduating with honors from Monroe H.S.  She went on to receive B.S. Double Major degree in Early Childhood Ed. & Music from North Park University, & Master’s Degree in Ed. From Nazareth College--always  a consummate student of everything!  She made use of her many skills & talents as she worked for  Rochester Children’s Nursery & other daycare centers as well.  She also was employed by BOCES, YMCA--& for the last 10 years, Pittsford Central Schools.   Her musical affiliations & community involvements  were many--including ROS, participating in Concert Tour of China.  Earlier she also traveled to Israel & Europe with her family.  Many churches, community orgs. &  neighbors  have benefited from her generous sharing & dedicated Christian faith & discipleship.  Indeed, the world seems a bit less joyous & compassionate without her alongside us!

A public service, celebrating & giving thanks for her life & witness , will be @ 3pm Sunday 11/24, hosted by Congregation Shema Yisrael,--with refreshments  &  social interchange afterwards,  @ Brighton Presbyterian Church, 1775 East Ave.   Interment Mon  11/25, 10am,  White Haven Memorial Park,  in the  Creation Chapel & @burial site.

In appreciation to them for their love of Kathy,  kindly direct any Memorials & Donations to ADVENT  HOUSE, in Fairport, NY,  & to Congregation Shema Yisrael.

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