Kath­leen Martha Seay OBIT­U­AR­IES

The Dundalk Eagle - - OBITUARIES -

BAL­TI­MORE, MD — Kath­leen Martha Seay, long­time res­i­dent of Dun­dalk, MD, passed away on Au­gust 18, 2020 at the age of 72 af­ter a brief ill­ness. She at­tended St. Rita’s Ele­men­tary School, The Catholic High School of Bal­ti­more (class of ‘65) and Tow­son State Col­lege.

Kathy had a ster­ling work ethic and an un­fail­ing com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion and the arts. She re­tired in 2015 as Deputy Di­rec­tor of the Mary­land Busi­ness Round­table for Ed­u­ca­tion. One project she was proud to spear­head in­volved or­ga­niz­ing speak­ers from the work world to visit high schools around Mary­land and teach stu­dents about the importance of pre­par­ing for life af­ter grad­u­a­tion.

Ear­lier jobs in­cluded work­ing as an ad­min­is­tra­tive school sec­re­tary for Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Schools and as ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent of CASE, the Coun­cil for the Ad­vance­ment and Sup­port of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Some who knew Kathy pro­fes­sion­ally said she “stood tall,” “was steady” and “calm in a storm,” “was truly a won­der f ul per­son,” and

“a lov­ing and en­cour­ag­ing soul.” She vol­un­teered her time and en­ergy to sup­port the Bal­ti­more Art and Mu­sic Project and was de­voted to a Syr­ian fam­ily that she took un­der her wing af­ter they fled war in their home­land.

Kath­leen played the pi­ano and French horn and en­joyed singing har­mony with a va­ri­ety of groups in­clud­ing a Sweet Ade­lines cho­rus, a bar­ber­shop quar­tet, “Star­dust Mem­o­ries,” and a folk trio, “Three if by Sea.” She was an ex­cel­lent writer, puz­zler, and Scrabble player and en­joyed shop­ping and trav­el­ing. She was known for be­ing un­flap­pable, kind, and gen­er­ous to a fault and her wise coun­sel and emo­tional sup­port were sought by many. In ad­di­tion, Kathy was an ex­cep­tional cook and had a mem­ory like a steel trap.

She is sur­vived by her two daugh­ters: Holly Geppi, Caitlin Yeald­hall, and her grand­son, Do­minic Geppi; one brother, John Seay and two sis­ters: Mary He­len Grasso and Mau­reen Martin. She also leaves be­hind nu­mer­ous lov­ing nieces, neph­ews and friends. Her par­ents, He­len M. and Robert L. Seay III of Dun­dalk, and an older brother, Robert L. Seay IV, have pre­de­ceased her.

Those wish­ing to honor her mem­ory may want to sing or hum, and con­sider mak­ing a do­na­tion in her name to:

The IRC (In­ter­na­tional Res­cue Com­mit­tee)

P.O. Box 6068

Al­bert Lea, MN 56007-9847 1-855-9RESCUE or

The House of Ruth 2201 Ar­gonne Dr. Bal­ti­more, MD 21218 410-889-0840

KATH­LEEN SEAY

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