Katherine (Kathie) S. Mulvey, 60, of Palos Verdes, Calif., died peacefully at home with her favorite roses nearby listening to Irish music and the Gaelic blessing after a 3-1/2 year battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 19, 1949 in Yonkers, N.Y., the only child of Frank John and Louise Frances Strick. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a master's degree in education from the State University of New York at Albany. On July 7, 1973, she was united in marriage to Gerald Mulvey at Ossining Heights United Methodist Church in Ossining, N.Y. Katherine enjoyed a successful career as a professional writer and editor and retired from The Dialog Corporation, formerly Knight Ridder Information Inc., after 13 years of service as a senior editor. As a member of St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, Katherine served on the editorial staff of "Impact," the church newsletter, as well as a Eucharistic Minister and lector. She was a member Our Lady of the Hill Guild #1, an avid reader and a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Mulvey and cousins Mary and Ralph Tardi of Highland, N.Y. and Elaine and Bruce Barclay of Brewerton, N.Y. Friends and relatives are invited to pay their respects at the visitation on Wed., June 16th, at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503 from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes on Thurs., June 17th, at 10 a.m. The burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery at Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., on June 22nd.

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  1. Dear Jerry, I am very sorry to learn of Kathie’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. I share in your grief as I lost my parents with mom unexpectedly passing in 2005. Kathie and I trained together as Eucharistic Ministers. We miss Kathy’s eloquence in proclaiming the Sacred Scriptures at Saint John Fisher. I continue to pray for you for comfort and consolation. May Kathie rest in peace and resurrect to experience eternal glory in heaven. God’s blessings to you! Anthony

  2. Dear Jerry, I am very sad to learn of Kathie’s passing today. I never had the chance to meet Kathie but we spoke on the phone almost every week for the past several months to share our copings with cancer. I always admired her courage and good spirits, which was helping me in my own battle. We planned to meet when both of us felt better, unfortunately the day did not come. I’ll always remember Kathie. Please accept my deep condolences. May Kathie rest in peace. Tuyet Chen Rancho Palos Verdes

  3. I feel so blessed to have known Kathie. She was so strong in the face of her battle with cancer. I kept hoping she would be the one exception that would win the battle. Sue

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