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STOCKWELL Kathleen Ann Kathleen Ann Stockwell, 58 years, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 10, 1952 to John and Elizabeth Stockwell. She was a graduate of McAuley High School and the University of Toledo where she majored in education. She was an outstanding teacher of mathematics at Perrysburg Middle School, St. Joseph's in Sylvania, and St. Mary's in Assumption, Ohio before heading to New York City to pursue her dream of working in the music business. Kathy was a talented pianist, composer and playwright who worked for seven years as a record producer at RCA Records. "She had the best stories about Elvis, the Beatles, and even current rap artists," her sister Mary remembers. "She even turned down a date with Elvis - something that we always teased her about!" Kathy was a talented performer from her days in the Miss Teenage Toledo Pageant to her many gigs playing the piano at clubs around New York. She loved everything about her adopted city, especially the Mets, and even witnessed the attack on the World Trade Towers. "We had to walk out of the city back across the bridge to Queens with the towers burning in the distance," her younger sister Roberta recalls. Kathy was also devoted to the study of French history and culture and was fluent in the French language. One of the highpoints of her life was a trip to Paris paid for by her family. After her visit to France, she returned to graduate school at St. John's University as a graduate fellow and was working on her doctoral dissertation in education when she became ill with a brain tumor. She returned home to Toledo to live with her family and survived for four years with the help of clinical trials through Henry Ford Hospital. "Kathy was brilliant and a decent human being - the kind you don't often meet in life," remembers her brother John, "She and her music will be greatly missed." She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sisters, Mary and Roberta Stockwell; brother, John (Michelle) Stockwell; nephew, Aidan Stockwell; her aunts, Mary Ellen Clayton and Betty Wolfe, the family cocker spaniel Jamie, and her beloved Westie Adam. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Wednesday January 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Henry Ford Health System at: www.henryfordgiving.com Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at: CoyleFuneralHome.com


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Published in The Blade from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2011.
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January 30, 2011

Dear Stockwell Family,
I am so sorry to hear that Kathy has passed. She was my best friend at McAuley and beyond, although I haven't spoken with her for many years. We knew each other from the time we were in kindergarten, but didn't really become friends until McAuley. She was always great fun and the best person in the world to talk to because she never made judgements, she just helped. I'm sure as years went on, she touched many other people with her sense of fun, her intelligence, and her commitment to the power of women.

With much love and sorrow,

Becky Trudeau Hull Class of 1970 McAuley
January 25, 2011
Roberta,
I was sorry to hear about the death of your sister. You can celebrate a life well-lived. May memories of joyful times shared together bring you comfort in the days and months ahead.

P.S. Ann Mossing-Borgia and I both teach at St. Pat's.
Bonnie Bishop-Walton
January 22, 2011
Dear Stockwell Family, I had the privilege of being a classmate at McAuley High School with Kathy. I remember her as a woman of quality - she was smart, funny, enormously gifted and most of all, a woman of character who treated others with rare respect and dignity. I remember Kathy possessing a spiritual maturity even in high school. I send my prayers for the family and for Kathy's sweet soul.
Mary McCartney, McAuley Class of 1970, Owatonna, Minnesota
January 20, 2011
I had been working with Kathy as one of her dissertation advisors at St. John's University . She was such a nice person. We both loved to talk about our animals ..her Westie and my four Cairns...She will be missed by all..

Peter Quinn ..Retired Professor at SJU
peter quinn
January 19, 2011
I had the privilege of knowing Kathleen while I was in the position of Assistant Dean at St. John's. I found Kathy to be considerate, kind and full of life, especially when the topic turned to something creative like the arts. I had done a lot of theatre and Kathy always wanted to see if I was doing another show and how things were going. We would discuss the arts as well as how her dissertation was coming along. I am truly shocked and saddened by her departure. She will be missed.

Kelly K. Ronaye
Kelly Ronayne
January 19, 2011
Dear Mary, Rob and John

I was heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. Your sweet sister was truly one of a kind.

As a coworker and friend from RCA Records, she was such a joy to be around. So intelligent, kind, caring - and funny! When she and I and our friend Ann got together for dinner, the wisecracks flew fast and furious! She had an entirely unique view of the world and I learned so much from her. She was so enthusiastic about everything- teaching, her music, her dissertation, politics - it was fascinating to listen to her.

Your family love, loyalty and faith has always been an inspiration to me. She was so proud of you all and I felt I knew you personally from all her wonderful stories.

I know you were there for her always, and I know she is with your dear parents watching over all of you now.

I was honored to know her.

May God bless you all.
Janice Daidone
January 18, 2011
From a fellow classmate from the class of 70- I remember Kathy as kind, funny, and very smart. (I sat in awe in the classes we shared) I can see that she lived a life filled with both joy and the love of everything she cared about. My condolences to her family.
Beth Toerne Basilius
January 18, 2011
Dear Mary,

I am so sorry about Kathleen. My sympathies to you and your family. You all have been such a comfort to her. She was loved.

Erin Palmer Szavuly
January 18, 2011
Mary, Robin and John - I have such sweet memories of Kathy when we worked together at Churchills during our college years. Kathy will always be remembered as the sparkle that she was! I'm so sorry that I'm unable to attend the memorial or mass. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Laurie Muir
January 18, 2011
Kathy was a kind, good person. May she rest in peace!
Class of '70
Cindy Longmore Beeley
January 18, 2011
John, Robbie, Wink..no words can express my sympathy. My thoughts are with you.

I can't help but smile though, thinking of how Kathy was a part of the best times of my life. A neighbor in my childhood.
Steve Murray
January 18, 2011
Mary & family I am so sorry to hear about Kathleen. I know you stood by her and supported her greatly through the trying times. I will keep you in my prayers & thoughts. God be with you.
Betty Cain
January 18, 2011
Dr. Stockwell,
so sorry to hear of your families loss, you and your family will be in our prayers
Gina Heckel
Gina Heckel
January 18, 2011
Mary so sorry you are in my prayes jeannette
Jeannette Merritt
January 17, 2011
Mary,
Sorry to hear about kathy. Your family is in my prayers.
Rosalie Dandar Katona
January 17, 2011
Dear Stockwell Family, So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I have such fond memories of her.
Persis Ann Hill
January 17, 2011
Dear Mary, I am so saddened to hear about Kathleen. Know that I keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I will do anything I can for you so please do not hesitate in asking.
love, Barbara Masten
January 17, 2011
Dr.Stockwell,

I am sooooo.. sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. It is also a relief to know she is no longer held captive by pain and illness. You and your family have and continue to be a source of inspiration for me. Having a sisterly bond that you share is priceless.

May HIS grace and peace rest upon you.

Alicia & Family
Alicia Murphy
January 17, 2011
Dear Mary:
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you,
Chris Boudrie
Chris Boudrie
January 17, 2011
Dear Mary, Rob, John and family,
Continuing Prayers for you all--may you always feel Kathy watching over you! I expect you'll see roses showering from Heaven pretty soon now. The Swami wll be missed dearly, but she's probably already planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your parents and Dagwood and St. Patrick himself! Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, may she rest in peace. Amen!
And as we would say in Polish, Honor to her memory!
David Chelminski XLI
David Chelminski
January 17, 2011
Mary, I am very sorry to hear of the loss or your sister, Kathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy Mercurio-Ahlers
January 17, 2011
I remember Kathy as always being a very kind and thoughtful person. My thoughts and prayers go to you, her family.
Rita Scherer Miller, McAuley,Class of '70
January 17, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with you, Mary, Robbie, and John. We had some good times with Kathy in high school! I will miss her.
Sr Sally Bohnett, SND
January 17, 2011
Mary... I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. She was so talented. What a blessing to have her in your life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Miller Shiner
January 17, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Debra Bradish,RN
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