Kathryn Donat - Merritt Island - Kathryn Schmidt Donat passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 of a stroke. Kathryn was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957. She was raised in California and received many awards and recognition as an outstanding athlete in track and basketball. She attended the University of California. Kathryn moved to Merritt Island in 1985 and had a career in Homeopathic medicine. She is survived by her daughters, Amberline (21) of Merritt Island and Courtney (14) and their father, Scott Donat of British Columbia, Canada; parents, Anne and Jule Schmidt of Merritt Island; brother, Jule R. Schmidt of Orlando; and sister, Nancy Martin of Merritt Island. Kathryn was an organ donor and will help so many people as a result of her gift. A memorial service will be held at Wylie-Baxley funeral home on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Amberline/Courtney Education Fund at Bank of America.
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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 1, 2009