Cathy A. Boyle
Cathy A. Boyle (nee Zalar)
Cathy A. Boyle (nee Zalar) passed away July 29, 2021 in her home in Laguna Niguel, CA after a four-year battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of Hubert Zalar and Bette R. Dempsey (nee Carey). She is survived by her husband, Daniel Boyle, sister, Betsy Lichner (nee Zalar) and her husband, Richard and nieces, Lily Lichner and Ali Lichner and many loving cousins. Cathy was born and raised in Joliet, IL. She attended St. Patrick elementary school, St. Francis Academy high school, Joliet Junior College and received her degree in education from Northern Illinois University. Cathy taught at Laraway 70C School District for two years before moving to southern California where she began a long and very successful career in special education. Cathy continued her education, eventually receiving a life credential from the state of California and becoming a special education administrator. As an administrator, she guided and oversaw special education teachers as well as being involved in choosing curriculum. Cathy was a very colorful member of the family. She corresponded regularly with 12 aunts and uncles and many, many cousins. She was an avid tennis player and loved to read. Cathy was a wonderful daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and lifelong friend to many. She will be missed! Memorial luncheon for Cathy will be October 3, 2021 at Cemenos Restaurant 1630 Essington Rd Joliet, IL 60435. 1:00 pm.
Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 27 to Sep. 30, 2021.
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Memorial service
Cemenos Restaurant
1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL
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Betsy, I am so sorry to hear about Cathy passing. I know it has been a very long time since I have been in touch with either of you but you were never to far in my thoughts wondering how you were doing. I was out of town when your celebration was going on otherwise I would have been there. Take care and my condolences.
Sharon Jameson
October 3, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. I saw Cathy a few years ago at our class reunion and am so happy I had the chance to catch up after so many years.
Mary Kay Grace
September 29, 2021
I´m sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of her as a classmate at St Patrick grade school. May your grief soon be replaced with all the happy moments you shared with her.
Joan Mc Garth Pocius
September 27, 2021
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