Kathryn Martinez Bartsch Langley
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AGE: 92 • Morris Plains
Kathryn Martinez Bartsch Langley, died peacefully at Morris View Healthcare Center in Morris Plains at the age of 92 on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Kathryn was born in Cherryvale, Kansas in 1921 and grew up in a farming family. She was the first one in her family to graduate from high school, leave the farm and obtain a well-paying job in Kansas City. When WWII broke out, she left her job to volunteer as one of the first WAACS. She was stationed in Fort Detrick, MD as clerk-typist. Having a very high security clearance, she worked on government projects combating chemical warfare. After the war, she moved to NJ with her husband Ernest and worked as a medical transcriptionist, and later in the Department of Transportation. She also served as President of the Educational Secretary's Association in Jersey City. In 1986, she earned an Associate of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College. She was active for several years in the VFW of Dover.
Kathryn was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest H. Bartsch; her 2nd husband, Harry Langley; and her daughter, Laura Bartsch Schubert. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Linda, and son-in-law Sam McCormick of Randolph;, and her son-in-law Walter Schubert of Whiting. She is lovingly remembered and missed by her grandchildren, Mike McCormick and his wife Kristen of London, England, Sara McCormick of Randolph, Bonnie and her husband Ross Wilson of East Brunswick, and Brian Schubert of Highland Park. She also has one great-grandchild, Anna Elizabeth McCormick of London, England.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, with a service to begin at 11 a.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting. Burial will follow at the Brigadier Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. Flowers are welcome, or you may donate to Wounded Warriors Foundation in Kathryn's name. For more information please visit: www.andersonandcampbellwhiting.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 29, 2014