Kathryn A. (Romano) King
February 2, 1926 – January 1, 2022
Kathryn A. (Romano) King, 95, of Norwalk, OH, passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Wesley Woods Memory Care Unit in New Albany, OH.
Kathryn was born in Ravenna, OH on February 2, 1926, to the late Mariano and Carmella (Pisciotti) Romano.
Kathryn was a 1944 graduate of Ravenna High School. She married Bill King on May 28, 1949 and raised 3 boys, Paul, Mike and Mark in Ravenna. Bill was promoted with Chrysler, and following Mark’s graduation in 1973, the couple moved to Utica, Michigan. When Bill retired from Chrysler, they found a town similar to Ravenna in many ways, Norwalk, which was closer to both Paul and Mark’s families. She was a loving mother and homemaker who had a strong passion for volunteering in all communities she resided in. She had a great pride and spent numerous volunteer hours working with Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Red Cross, and St. Paul Catholic School and Church, where she was a faithful member. Kathryn was an avid gardener and generally enjoyed working outdoors. She was a great neighbor, friend and family member. Her smile and personality was like the sun and illuminated every room she walked into. Kathryn will be missed by all who knew her.
Kathryn is survived by her sons, Paul (Kathie) King of Painesville, OH and Mark (Nancy) King of Westerville, OH; brothers, Frank (Connie) Romano of Andover, OH, Russel (Beverly) Romano of Ravenna, OH and John (Diane) Romano of Chicago, IL; sisters, Bridget Gray of Cincinnati, OH and Patricia Romano Naulty of Huntington Beach, CA; granddaughters, Pamela (Jeremy) Sherman of Pataskala, OH, Patricia King of Westerville, OH and Sarah (Kyle) King Sweeney of Columbus, OH; grandsons, Christopher (Caitie) King of Perry, OH, William (Samantha) King of Delaware, OH and Matthew King of Cleveland and great-grandchildren, Colton, Lincoln, Julia, Rowan, Felix, Frankie (Frances Ann) and Iris.
In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her loving spouse, William P. King; son, Mike King; brothers, Leonard and Joseph Romano and sister, Anna (Leo) Wymer.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 11 am until 12:30 pm at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 before a procession to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 for a 1 pm funeral Mass. Burial will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. At the family’s request all attendees must wear a mask and use best practices for social distancing and COVID-19 prevention. For convenience, a livestream of the Mass will be offered by St. Paul Catholic Church and a link will be available on their website, https://stpaulchurch.org/ .
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 or to Norwalk Catholic Schools, FCEDO Endowment Fund, 93 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857 or to one’s favorite charity.
Fond memories and online condolences may be shared at www.walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.
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St. Paul Catholic Church
91 E Main Street, Norwalk OH 44857
St. Paul Catholic School
93 East Main Street, Norwalk OH 44857