Kathryn Forman, 64, of Rancho Bernardo, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2013, at her home in Rancho Bernardo after a brave battle with lung cancer. A native of California, she was raised in Santa Cruz, California, where she attended Soquel High School and moved to San Diego in 1980. An executive secretary throughout her life, Kathy's most rewarding job was working as the Administrative Assistant for Parkinson's Association of San Diego from 2007 to 2012. She loved personally assisting men and women with Parkinson's with support, guidance and equipment so they could better enjoy life. Kathy was quick to ask friends and family members to volunteer at the Parkinson's Spring 5K Walk and Fall Gala fundraisers to make sure everything ran smoothly and were successful events.|
Kathy delighted in making baby quilts for every new baby born to her many friends and family and remembrance quilts for her co-workers at Parkinson's. She loved gardening, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing Farkle and 500 Rum, and decorating her house for Halloween and Christmas, much to the delight of the neighborhood children. For her 4S Ranch community, Kathy, along with her husband, served on the judging panel to help select the best-decorated house at Christmas.
She is survived by her husband, Craig Forman of Rancho Bernardo, CA; three children, Jennifer Kruger and Matthew Olive of Santa Cruz, CA, and Anne Medina of Anaheim, CA; two sisters, Dori Schlichtmann of Rancho Bernardo, CA, and Diane Long of Wolf Creek, OR; three brothers, Steven Schlichtmann of Eagan, MN, Bill Schlichtmann of Sonora, CA, and Gary Furnish of Silverton, OR; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren.
At Kathy's request, there will be no services and interment will be private. Trinity Funeral Services provided cremation services.
In lieu of flowers, Kathy would appreciate a donation to Parkinson's Association of San Diego at 858-273-6763 or www.pdasd.org.
Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 3, 2014