Kathryn-Kasper-Obituary

Ms. Kathryn Elizabeth Kasper

Oct 18, 1978 – Oct 23, 2018 (Age 40)

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Obituary

Kathryn "Kaity" Elizabeth Kasper (Matta) of Richmond, Virginia passed away on October 23, 2018 after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. Kaity was born in East Berlin, Connecticut to the late Peter Michael Matta, Jr. and Deborah Holmes Kasper on October 18, 1978. She was also the step-daughter of Paula J. Boutin and Jan R. Kasper. Left behind to hold dear her memory are her beloved brother Tyler H. Matta and his wife Bianca Bartel, sister Jessica K. Matta, and nephew Gabriel B. Matta.

An alumnus of Saint Paul School, McGee Middle School and Berlin High School, Kaity furthered her education at Loyola University Maryland (BA), Virginia Commonwealth University (MPA), and the University of Richmond School of Law (JD, magna cum laude).

As partner at the law firm Hancock, Daniel, & Johnson, P.C. in Glen Alan, Virginia, Kaity was actively involved with both the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. She was recognized multiple times as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" in the legal community by Super Lawyers, and at the age of 34, was named one of Richmond's "40 under 40" by Style Weekly.

Highly involved with her community, Kaity sat on the Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) Board, chaired the Massey Challenge for the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, and volunteered with the Massey Alliance. She also worked with the Boaz and Ruth Foundation in Highland Park, Virginia, an organization that supports reentry of formerly incarcerated persons to the community.

Kaity enjoyed the outdoors, was an accomplished flutist, an avid reader, and found great comfort in the practice of yoga. She was also deeply spiritual and studied at The Living School for Action and Contemplation.

Kaity had a most generous, loving heart and will be missed by many. There will be two celebrations of her life held at a later date, one in Connecticut and one in Virginia.

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This saddens me with a heavy heart.

We had the pleasure of meeting Kaity and her dog, Hope, at the Diamond Dog House in Richmond. We were all truly inspired by her story, and her grit and determination in battling her illness. We wish her family peace and healing.

The staff at Diamond Dog House

Kaity, you loved hard. You loved me without hesitation. You were my sweet, kind, brilliant, beautiful friend. You fought fierce, you loved life, and living it with others. You are free, your body is healed and restored. Kaity, I am better because I knew you. I freaking love you with all of my heart and I know you knew that. xoxo-Stacy

My sweet Kaitybug, you will be so dearly missed. Youve been such a beautiful, bright light in this world. I love you. God bless you and your family.

Rest in peace dear beautiful Kaity. You lived 10 lives during your short time on earth. Love, Aunt Maxine Matta.

Kaity was one of the most genuinely kind, good hearted people Ive been privileged to have known. She had a beautiful and kind soul ❤

Tyler and Jessie...Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of Kaity. So sad and sorry to hear of her passing. As modeled by your Mom and Dad, Kaity was such a kind and a gentle friend even as a young child. May your fond memories of Kaity bring peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.

Our Condolences. We're praying for you and your family during ths difficult time of loss and mourning.
She was a good person I knew throughout McGee Middle School and Berlin High School. Always sweet and nice to everyone. She will be missed dearly.

My dear, sweet, brilliant and compassionate cousin, I will surely miss you on this earth. I look forward to the day we meet again. May the Lord, Mother Mary, all the angels and saints welcome you and wrap their loving arms around you for eternity. My condolences to your family and all those who were fortunate enough to know you.

Your cousin,
Donna

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