Kathryn E. Martin, age 75, of 22 East Main St. Mt. Jewett, died Thursday morning, June 21, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 13, 1937 in Kane the daughter of the late Charles and Helene (Varos) Kontes. She had resided in Mt. Jewett for most of her life after being raised in Ludlow. She was baptized at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Jamestown, N.Y. She had been a member of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council. Kathryn was a 1954 graduate of the Kane High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree from Edinboro University and with honors obtaining her Master of Education from Clarion University. She had been employed by the Kane Area Middle School as a School Teacher for 30 years.
She is survived by three children, Terri Chapman (Andy) of Smethport, Charles Johnson (Jane) of Gainesville, Va., and Helene DuShaw (Jonathan) of Warren; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Alan Chapman, both of Smethport, Michael Dodge of Tucson, Ariz., and Mitchell Dodge of Warren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Kontes (Darien) of Ridgway; one sister, Penny A. Magnuson of Naples, Fla.; and one nephew, Brian Kontes of Ridgway.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services for Kathryn E. Martin will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Ridgway on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Mary Norton, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, Ridgway on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Kane Area Middle School on Hemlock Avenue, Kane, PA 16735 to honor her students whom she loved, or to the charity of the donors' choice.