Katheryne C. McCormick, died on 10/09/2011.
A memorial service will be held sometime in the coming weeks at Arbor Glen.
Katheryne C. McCormick, 88 of Bridgewater, NJ passed away Sunday October 8th at Arbor Glen Friends Retirement Community. She and her twin sister, Dorothy, were born December 23, 1922 in Baltimore, MD to Alfred and Irene Levis. She was predeceased by her older sister, Grace.
Known as “Katch” to her friends, she graduated from what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1944. She obtained a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Delaware in 1945.
Katheryne married Richard Patrick McCormick in 1945 and moved to New Brunswick, NJ and later Piscataway, NJ where they lived for most of the rest of her lives. Their son, Richard Levis McCormick was born in 1947, and their daughter, Dorothy Irene McCormick was born in 1950.
Katheryne taught chemistry and, later, math at Douglass College of Rutgers University. She was engaged in many civic and political activities over the years, including the League of Women Voters, the Democratic Party of Middlesex County, and the Piscataway Township Board of Education. She also served for several years as the Treasurer of Piscataway Township.
In the 1970s Katheryne went back to school to obtain a Masters Degree in Education Administration at the Graduate School of Education of Rutgers University. She served as Director of Space and Scheduling at Rutgers University for many years before retiring in 1983.
Following retirement Katheryne and her husband, Dick, spent their summers at Cape Cod, MA. She spent the rest of the year engaged in her ongoing civic and service activities in New Jersey. In 2003, they moved to Arbor Glen Friends Retirement Community in Bridgewater, NJ. Dick died there in 2006.
Katheryne is survived by her twin sister, Dorothy Imogene Munroe of Wilmington, DE; her son, Richard Levis McCormick and his wife Joan of Piscataway, NJ; her daughter, Dorothy Irene Boulia and her husband Larry of Cary, NC; four grandchildren, Christopher Kelly of Portland, OR; Betsy McCormick of San Francisco, CA; Michael McCormick of Highland Park, NJ; Katheryne (Katie) McCormick of Piscataway, NJ; and one great grandchild, Caitlin Kelly of Portland, OR.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rutgers Future Scholars Program, c/o Rutgers University Foundation, 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Rest in peace, Katheryne.