Katherine Paula (Schickling) Medak|
March 19, 1957 - June 15, 2012
Early Friday morning, we lost our beloved and brave Kathy to ovarian cancer. Wife, mother, sister and friend, she spent her final days at home, surrounded by her family and visited by friends.
Kathy followed her beliefs with strength and conviction and was never willing to settle for an unjust outcome. Her proudest accomplishment is her amazing children, for whom she has been a loving and strong advocate.
She held tradition dear, and never missed an opportunity to gather the family together or to send a personal card for a special occasion.
Her taste, style and intellect were original and distinguished. She always said what she felt. Her direct and dry wit will remain legendary.
Kathy was an Emmy award winning video editor in Seattle for many years. She excelled in her field and was well respected by her peers.
She is survived by her beloved family; husband Marty, son Drew and daughter Carolyn; sisters Julie (Rhonda), Mary (and daughter Susanna), Laurie (and sons Christopher and Jason), Annie (Gary, and sons Gary and Justin) and Janet (John, and daughter Marlowe and son Wilson), and mother and father-in-law Ginamay and Tom. She was preceded in death by her father Edward, her mother Phyllis, and her brother Ed.
Kathy was blessed with loving and caring friends, from her college days to the families of Vocalpoint!/Northwest Boychoir, Bishop Blanchet High School, Our Lady of Fatima and many others who supported Kathy through her hard times and nourished the family with lovingly prepared meals.
There will be a Memorial Mass with reception to follow on Saturday, June 23 at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima, 3307 West Dravus St, Seattle, WA 98199. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research and/or the Northwest Choirs.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 17, 2012