Katharine M. “Kate” Kendig

April 17, 1925 - October 14, 2016 Glen Mills, PA | Age 91 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend

Katharine M. “Kate” Kendig, age 91 of Glen Mills, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home at Maris Grove. She was the devoted and loving wife of Nathan Kendig with whom she shared a wonderful 61 years of marriage before his passing on June 13, 2014.

Kate was born and raised in Kennett Square, PA where she graduated from St Patrick’s Grade School and Kennett Consolidated School. She worked at the DuPont Company as a secretary prior to marrying Nate and then as a teacher’s aide at Kennett Consolidated School for a number of years. Kate was an accomplished vocalist who performed at Longwood Gardens and in her father’s minstrel shows. Kate’s true joy was being a homemaker and raising her three sons. Her Sunday dinners were something that everyone looked forward to.

Kate and her family spent 30 plus years Summer vacationing in Belgrade, Maine. Upon her husband’s retirement from Camp Kennebec in Belgrade, Kate and Nate enjoyed their Summers on the coast of Maine where they spent much of their time with family and friends.

Kate is survived by her sons, Kevin (Veronica) of Sarasota, Florida, Terrance (Anna Marie) of Newark, Delaware and David of Newtown, Pennsylvania and two adored grandchildren David Jr. “Duke” and Devon along with several nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces left to cherish her memory. She was preceded in death by her parents Francis P. and Florence (Leonard) Mundy, her brother Francis “Pete” Mundy, sisters Margaret Chrzanowski and Mary Mundy, sister-in-law Laura (Kendig) Myers, brothers-in-law Dr. John Chrzanowski and Benjamin Myers.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the caregivers at Maris Grove Rose Court and Crossroads Hospice. A sincere thank you to the aides at Maris Grove Rose Court who had a special bond with mom to engage her in many different activities and most importantly to make her smile and laugh.

You are invited to visit with Kate’s family and friends from 9:00am to 10:30am, Friday, October 21, 2016. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA . A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA . Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made in Kate’s memory to Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, 523 Plymouth Road, Suite 225, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.

Arrangements made by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.


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Memorial Donations

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care

523 Plymouth Road, Suite 225
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Dementia Society of America

PO Box 600
Doylestown, PA 18901

Services

Viewing

October 21, 2016 9:00-10:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

October 21, 2016 11:00 St. Patrick's Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

Burial will be private.

Guestbook

  1. I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your entire family be comforted and blessed….

    Conrad K Walls | October 30, 2016 at 11:09 PM
  2. I was so sorry to hear about Kate’s passing. My mom had many warm and funny memories of knowing and working with her over the years. She was a great lady. I hope your grief passes quickly.

    Mark Gatti and family

    Mark Gatti | October 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM
  3. Kevin, Terry and David,
    Most of the time now I am in South Carolina, and I just learned of your mother’s passing. She was a classy lady, and my condolences go out to each of you.
    Nate and Kate are special people for me. I will always remember and think of them with love and respect.
    Earl Rigler

    Earl Rigler | October 24, 2016 at 10:58 AM
  4. Dear David and family, sending sincere thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mother was a wonderful lady. ~Sara Plankinton McCarthy ~

    Sara Plankinton McCarthy | October 23, 2016 at 10:19 AM
  5. David , keeping you and your family in prayer ..so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Hold your memories close and cherish them … much love to you …

    Cheryl Hall Ruoss | October 21, 2016 at 11:23 PM
  6. Kevin and Roni: I am so sorry about your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. I have such fond memories of conversing with her and your Dad while they visited with you here at Nyberg. My deepest sympathy,

    Maurice R. Wyatt | October 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM
  7. To Kevin, Terry, and David,
    My deepest sympathies to you three and to your families on your mom’s passing. Kate always exuded a radiant smile and kind personality. Every time I saw her in the halls at school, she was so outgoing and friendly. I feel so lucky to have known your mom and dad for all my years in the Kennett district as student and as teacher. Your parents truly were the lifeblood of the community; they each gave such optimism to all of us.
    You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Deb Muhlenberg Roselle

    Deborah Roselle | October 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM
  8. Our very deepest sympathies on the loss of dear, sweet Kate. We feel very fortunate to have known both she and Nate & relish the memories we have of spending some time in the past with them. We will always remember Kate’s beautiful smile & wonderful sense of humor. With very heavy hearts…

    Anne and Jim Merritt | October 21, 2016 at 7:53 AM
  9. To the Kendig Family
    I am one of Ann Scattergood’s daughters. Ann lives at Rose Court at Maris Grove. My sisters and I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know your Mom who was one of Ann’s “table mates” in the dining room for meals. We have fond memories of Kate’s smile and obvious pleasure joining in conversations at the table during the many meals we shared with “the girls” at the table, and how her face lit up and she smiled when we greeted her by name whenever we saw her in the living room or hallway. We hope for you that fond memories of your Mom bring you more comfort than tears of sadness.

    Eileen Scattergood Robinson, Jean | October 20, 2016 at 8:42 PM
  10. I feel truly blessed to have known such a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I hope you can find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have.

    Diane Kozel

    Diane Kozel | October 20, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  11. Kendig Boys and Family,

    Our sincere sympathy upon learning of the death of your mother- a lovely lady with a unique sense of humor.
    For the longest time Nate and Kate were like one word.

    Pat and Andy Augustine

    Pat & Andy Augustine | October 20, 2016 at 10:06 AM
  12. Terry, Kevin, and David,
    I’m sure you know how close Anita and I were to both Kate and Nate. I not only had
    the pleasure to count both of them as close and dear friends, but also had the pleasure
    of working with both of them. Kate was a valued employee of the Kennett Consolidated
    School District and brought a positive and sunny disposition to work on a daily basis.
    She shared a caring persona with everyone and often mixed it with a quiet sense of humor.
    Our most sincere condolences.

    Jerry and Anita Cammarata | October 20, 2016 at 8:21 AM
  13. Dear Kevin and Veronica, Terry and Anna, David, Duke and Devon…Kate was /is such a special friend and I have been missing her and Nate for we could not visit in person …the distance from Maine to Pa. too challenging now. Happy memories keep sweeping over me…Kate made us all laugh …brought happiness into our lives. My heart is heavy, yet happy for I believe that Kate and Nate are together as rthey should be. Special love to all, Aunt Jaye

    Jaye Haupt Sierer | October 19, 2016 at 7:37 PM
  14. My deepest condolences go out to to Kevin Terry and Dave and your family RIP Mrs Kendig God be with you

    Jeffrey Atley | October 19, 2016 at 7:06 PM
  15. Dear David and Kendig Family, my prayers go out to all of you as you have suffered great loss in the last two years. I pray you have good memories and thoughts to comfort you during this time. May God support and guide you though this difficult mourning. God bless the entire Kendig Family, with love and condolences, Norris (Class of 77 with David and KHS Student under Mr Kendig)

    Norris Cramer | October 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM
  16. My sincere condolences. Your parents were wonderful people.

    David Bennett | October 19, 2016 at 4:11 PM
  17. My family has so many fond and great memories of Kate. She had an infectious humor and was always caring to my family. We have the greatest memories of her and Nate. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
    Steve Brutscher, Kathy, Matt and Sean

    Stephen Brutscher | October 19, 2016 at 8:51 AM
  18. Kate was a pleasure to be around (a great sense of humor). It was my pleasure to Nate and Kate.

    Arlene Schock | October 18, 2016 at 5:38 PM
  19. Kevin, Terry and David,
    My sincere condolences to you and your families.
    I’m sure you all know how much your Mom & Dad meant to me and everyone who ever knew them.
    They were very special people and will remain embedded in my memory forever. My life has been enriched
    for knowing them. May all of you be thankful for the fabulous memories.
    Deepest sympathies !

    Joe Donohoe “63”

    Joe Donohoe | October 18, 2016 at 3:53 PM
  20. Our hearts are sad…We are so grateful to have known Kate—a very special lady who loved her family and friends so much.
    With our deepest sympathy and love, “Uncle” Ed and “Aunt” Mary Beth

    Mary Beth and Ed Morris | October 18, 2016 at 12:06 PM
  21. Anna & Family,
    My deepest sympathy

    Sandy Gillett | October 18, 2016 at 12:02 PM
  22. Anna & Family,
    My deepest sympathy.

    Sandy Gillett | October 18, 2016 at 11:59 AM

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