Kathy (Hartley) Fahey Mason, 54, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 10, 2014. Kathy was a loving mother to her sons, Brent and Chad Fahey, and devoted wife to John Mason. Kathy was a caring, giving sister and friend who touched many lives with her generous heart.
Born February 26, 1960, in Gaithersburg, MD, Kathy was a 1978 graduate of Seneca Valley High School, in Germantown, MD. In 1992, she relocated to Florida. She spent most of her life working in retail management for several businesses, including Marriott, Woodward & Lothrop, Home Depot, La-Z-Boy furniture, and Hobby Lobby. Most recently, she opened her own furniture business in Brooksville, FL, which brought her great joy.
During Kathy's struggle with cancer she always managed to stay positive and inspire those around her. While her time on earth was too short, her life is celebrated and cherished by many.
In addition to her husband and sons, Kathy is survived by mother: Sue Hartley; sisters: Robin Hartley, Sharon Niemann, Dora Leonard, and Milo Hartley; brother: Tom Hartley, III; granddaughter: Ella, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Tom Hartley, Jr.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.merrittfuneral.com/obits/obituary.php?id=457299
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Network Foundation (http://www.theibcnetwork.org/donate
); the Elise Echols Memorial Fund (http://healingstrong.com/elise-echols-memorial-fund
), which provides support to cancer patients seeking information and support with non-toxic therapies; or K-LOVE (Christian Radio) (http://www.klove.com/
This obituary was originally published in The Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD).