1927 - 2020
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(nee Sutherland)

Kay, the first child of Henry and Katharine Sutherland, came into this world April 17, 1927, on a beautiful Easter Sunday morning. She led a long and happy life, but slipped away from us peacefully, at home, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the age of 92 and 10 months.
She and her beloved husband, Donald R. Wassinger, were married Nov. 22, 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her son, the Rev. Donald R. Wassinger, Jr., and her brother, Robert A. Sutherland. Kay is survived by her devoted children and their spouses, Karen, daughter-in-law, Dawn, Henry (Mary Ann) and Kim Wassinger, her dear sister, Doris Woodrow, and her sister-in-law Lillian Sutherland. She will be missed by her loving grandchildren and spouses, Liane, Donald (Monica), Melanie (Randy), Henry, Kelly and Staci Wassinger, as well as her cherished great-grandchildren, Elijah, Declan, and Isaiah and her good friend, Eileen Arnold. After graduating from Olney High School in January, 1945, Kay was proud to be employed by the United States Army at the University of Pennsylvania in their secret bomb sight research department.
There, at the age of only 18, she studied advanced mathematics that enabled her to calculate bombing coordinates that were used by pilots throughout Europe for the remainder of World War II. She was later employed by Aerco, then the Philadelphia School District as an NTA, administrative assistant, and coordinator of district school bus schedules. Kay enjoyed many things, among them the casinos, knitting and crocheting (afghans for charity), her pets, rooting for the Phillies and Eagles, family celebrations and vacationing at her home in Cape May Point, NJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to Kay's Life Celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2020, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at Elkins Park Presbyterian Church, 234 Cedar Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Union Cem. in Richboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreci-ated to the above-named church or North Shore Animal League (a no-kill shelter), P.O. Box 97003, Washington, DC 20090-7003.

Family Service by JOHN F. GIVNISH FUNERAL HOME, 215-281-0100

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Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 12, 2020.
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March 20, 2020
Cant believe I am just seeing this now my deepest condolences. Your mom and I grew up together .
We had so many laughs and good times.
She always was kind and always smiling .
And boy was she smart .
Alice Johnson
March 18, 2020
Kim your mom ....where to begin I'm so sorry words cannot express how truly sorry for your loss.
She was so kind hearted and such a great lady I had the great pleasure to meet he.
r w my Dad and grandfather when your Dad was being honored the first time ..
And here we are again getting ready to honor such a great man...Your mom was so excited to be coming down to the Smithsonian institute...
I'm so glad that we became friends .They dont make em like that anymore that's for sure .Please know that we will be making a donation and they will be naming a bench after mom and dad ok .Know mom and dad are smiling and are very proud if you. Xo Love Anthony Finell
Anthony FINELL
February 27, 2020
Kim so sorry to hear about your mom she was a class act. Her words of wisdom always was helpful.she was so kind, and had a heart of gold . Know that she is with you always .she loved you very much .
Mary Barbara Smith
Family Friend
February 21, 2020
Kim your mom was so nice always smiling .I know it is hard but know she is w you always .you were a great daughter taking care of mom.
Remembering her w our talks she was always so calm and she would have funny antidotes, or words of wisdom but always said take one thing at a time it will work out .
Everything happens for a reason.
Tracie Montgomery
Family Friend
February 17, 2020
Mrs Wass where to begin I you were a great person who showed lived and compassion always smiling and no matter how bad of a day someone was having you always found the positive and made it ok .lived coming to your house growing up and thanks for all the rides you gave us as kids love you
Reene Titano
Family Friend
February 17, 2020
Kim your mom was so nice always smiling and remember knitting on the sidelines at Bustleton Bengals Gw, and Penn state .Always had kind words. So sorry .
Nico Goomba
February 17, 2020
Jessie Whitmore
Family Friend
February 17, 2020
Love you mom today tomorrow and always. Cant believe you are not here
Kim Wassinger
February 17, 2020
Mrs .Wassinger I will miss you .your laugh , picking winning football teams , and forgiving me when I didnt desrve it .You were one of a kind no one can ever replace you .love Anthony
February 14, 2020
One of a kind great lady Heart of gold you will be missed
Dan Cantinella
February 11, 2020
Karen, much love and many prayers to you and your family during this time. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.
-Kathy Bound
Kathy Bound
February 11, 2020
I'll miss you. So many good times growing up. Love you always
Pamela Allen
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