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age 91, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. Katherine was born Nov. 23, 1921 in Massillon to the late George and Lydia (Jung) Pinis and was a 1940 graduate of Washington High School. She continued her education at Miami University and received her Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Education at Kent State University. Her career in education began with the Massillon Schools and continued throughout her life. The last 40 years were spent teaching at George Mason University, the University of Virginia and several other universities. Her career concluded as supervisor for the Education System of Fairfax County, VA. She was a life member of Delta Gamma Sorority and the P.E.O. of Virginia and Ohio. She delighted in visiting Williamsburg, Va. and fine dining. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Pinis Jr. and Fritz Pinis.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Barbara Steiert of Perry Twp; two grandchildren, Deanna Ruthe of North Canton and Michael Steiert of Jacksonville, Fla..; three great-grandchildren, Jake, Josh and Pete Ruthe; several nieces and nephews, Georgia Pinis, Dave Dawson and Katherine Anne Holderbaum; and a longtime and loyal friend, Joyce Scordy of Virginia.
A Memorial gathering will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home. At 2 p.m. there will be a time for sharing memories. Memorials can be sent to the Katherine and Steve Steiert Scholarship Fund for Education at Kent State University. Messages of support can be shared with the family at wwwPaquelet.com.
Paquelet Funeral Home
Paquelet Funeral Homes
1100 Wales Rd Ne Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository on June 28, 2013