Kathleen Anne LeVache
1929 - 2020
Coffey Funeral Home Inc.
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Tarrytown, NY
Kathleen A. LeVache a resident of Kendal-on-Hudson and formerly of Yonkers died November 10, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in New York City on December 18, 1929, she was the daughter of Nello and Kathleen Qualey LeVache.

Kathleen received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Hunter College. She began her career as a physical education teacher at the College of New Rochelle in 1952 and retired as Director of Athletics in 1998. She loved to travel and belonged to many sports organizations over the years. In her retirement, among many other things, she taught ESL at the Ursuline Center in New Rochelle.

Kathleen is survived by her sister Eleanor Bourque, her nephews Fred, Patrick and William and several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother William.

Kathleen suffered from Parkinson's Disease so in lieu of flowers, he family would appreciate donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation www.michaeljfox.org

Due to current circumstances, services will be for the immediate family only and she will be laid to rest with her family in New Rochelle.

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I remember Miss LeVache as being stern, but I suspected, just on the outside. I didn't think she approved of me. In other words, she saw right through me. Not surprisingly though, she brought out the best in me. I especially remember her skilled guidance in our "symphony" drills and performances and her wonderful fencing instruction. I, as so many others, was very, very fortunate to have had her as a teacher. En garde! Miss LeVache! R.I.P.
Mary Ann (Cangemi) Svenning, CNR 1965
December 2, 2020
Ms. LeVache cared for her students. I took Life Saving and Advanced Swimming under her; and as a Filipina used to tropical weather, she warned me that it wasn't wise to leave the gym with wet hair when it was cold or snowing outside. Shortly afterwards she asked me if I noticed that I lost a lot of hair using a certain brand of shampoo. I knew then that I was in good hands. Thank you, Ms. LeVache!
Lolita Delgado Fansler, SAS '67
November 21, 2020
Ms LeVache was my Freshman
year PE teacher. I was not a gifted athlete, but always had
fun in her classes. As President
of our ‘62 Alumnae class
Beth O’Donnell
November 18, 2020
My fond memories over the 4 amazing years at CNR ( class of 1975) must include "Miss LeVache", as she set about turning girls into confident young women. In my senior year, I just ran from lab to class to lab to class and often didn't make it to PE classes. I think I was afraid of disappointing Miss LeVache more than of being a gym slug, but you know, there was a requirement for graduation that we had to have our 4 years of PE! Miss LeVache treated me most kindly, handed me a tennis raquet and told me to head toward the courts where I would find a co-evader waiting to practice- I spent the next 6 weeks on the courts , daily, until I had completed all my missed credits. I really improved my tennis abilities! Kathleen LeVache never missed a chance to encourage and teach us , all with such dignity and grace.
May she be at peace and may she be blessed for having to manage such as myself! with affection, Janine Hurley-Nicoll ( '75 SAS)
Janine Hurley-Nicoll
November 18, 2020
A great teacher. I will always remember you. Thank you.
Maria F. Barletta
November 18, 2020
When I was at CNR in the late 1970s, I made a mistake on my financial aid form one year, and neither I or my widowed mother had the money to make up the gap. Ms. LaVache lined up a part-time job for me at a sporting goods store in New Rochelle. That job got me through the school year, and I was able to finish college and graduate. She was a great lady, we were lucky to have her in our lives.
Randy Carol Goguen
November 14, 2020
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