Catherine Politopoulos
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Catherine Politopoulos

66, of Los Gatos, CA, passed away early Saturday morning, April 13th.


Catherine was born to the late Paul Kraai and Marion Kraai on May 6th, 1946. She graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1964 and attended San Francisco State University. She married Anthony Politopoulos in 1971 and they lived together in San Francisco, CA until their separation in 1994. Catherine then relocated to Los Gatos.


Catherine was heavily involved in, and was the curator for, the Art Museum of Los Gatos for several years until her retirement last year. She was very successful in bringing in new shows and artists to the museum.


Catherine was an extremely accomplished artist in her own right. She began working with watercolors in college in the late 60's and continued until the last year of her life.


Catherine is survived by her son, Pavlos, and her daughter-in-law Kristen, her sister, Lila Kraai and her mother, Marion Kraai.


Her memorial service will be held at the Art Museum of Los Gatos on Sunday, April 21st, at 11am. It is requested that no one wear black to the event.


In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Art Museum of Los Gatos in Catherine's name.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2013.
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