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KATHLEEN L. LEAR (Age 100)  

Passed of natural causes on Monday, November 5, 2012 at home in Chevy Chase, MD.
Wife of the late John W. Lear; mother of Mary E. Marron (James) of Chevy Chase, MD, Kathleen L. Gorman (John) of Hinsdale, IL, and John W. Lear, Jr. of Chevy Chase, MD; grandmother of James P. Marron III of Harmar, PA, Dawn M. Marron of New Cumberland, PA, Kimberly A. Kosanovich (Peter) of Western Springs, IL, Jason L. Gorman (Mariela) of Chicago, IL, Marisa G. Lazatin (Francis) of Fairfax, VA; great-grandmother "GG" of Cole, Elli, and Cooper Kosanovich, and John and Teresa Gorman; daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Morgan) Laverty, Clarnagh, Ireland and sister to six siblings.
Friends and Family may call at Little Flower Church, 5607 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial at Noon. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Aspen Hill, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Kathleen's name to The Irish Heritage Society, P.O. Box 104, New Cumberland, PA 17070 for the Katie Lear Scholarship Fund. Please sign online registry at:

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 9, 2012