Kathryn Sheldrake 94 died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Los Angeles, and raised her family here. She later lived in Madison NJ and Rancho Bernardo, CA. Her last years were in Rancho Palos Verdes near surviving, daughter, Elaine Florance (Ron). She brought love, laughter and strength to her family and friends. Always working to inspire and contribute to her community. President of Overland Ave. Elementary School P.T.A. and a leader in Girl Scouts. Pre deceased by her life long love, Clifford and by daughter Anita Kennedy. Survived by 5 grandchildren, Michael Florance, Ronald Florance, Jr., Timothy Kennedy, Dana Binford, Steven Florance and 9 great grand children. She was a 25 year breast cancer survivor. Celebration for her life will be held at St. Peters by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 6410 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Donations to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, www.komen.org or 888-888-3317, will be appreciated.

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  1. My mother, Billie Kortopates moved to Belmont Village last Nov. They both were on the second floor. They became friends and had lunch at the same table with Tess most days. I and my mother are deeply sorry for your loss. Kathryn was a very special lady. My mother will miss her greatly. Blessings to you and your family Yvonne

  2. Elaine- I had hoped to attend your mother’s service on Saturday, but had a conflict. So sorry to have not been there. I wanted to share my experience staying with the Sheldrake’s over 55 years ago in their home in Madison, New Jersey. Your mother (and dad)spent time planning what we should do and where we should go on my first visit to NYC. I remember particularly The Cloisters, Francois’ (or is it Franzes?)Tavern, and the Tavern on the Green. Most of all I remember your mother introducing me to London Broil (flank steak) standing beside her at the stove while she broiled, perfectly, our delicious main dish. She was so gracious; I wish I had known her better over these last few years. Fondly, Judith Webb

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