of Kathryn's Passing
- In lieu of flowers Kathy would like donations to the Gail Purtan Cancer Foundation. Donations can be mailed to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The charity code is 023147. Please call Karmanos before sending your donation to ensure your donation reaches
Gail Purtan Ovarian Cancer Foundation
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201-9945
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Message from the Family
Please bring any photos you have of Kathy. We would like to put together a photo book & album for friends and family. If you bring a photo please provide information on the back of the photo.
Arrangements made by
Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“My Mom and I recently reminisced about the day she met the next door neighbor who like herself had a baby girl in her arms. They were pleased we...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Marie Bussinger - lake worth, FL
“Dear Mrs. Z, Peggy, and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Times like these are always so difficult. Sending hugs, prayers and positive...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Cindi James Dixon - Dallas, GA
“You left your mark by making the world a better place. I was blessed to have you as a friend and will always celebrate the goodness you brought to...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Susan Muscat - Detroit, MI
“We are heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. Kathy volunteered at Abigayle for over a year and she had such a servant heart. She shared stories of...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Abigayle Ministries Staff & Volunteers - MI
“To Brian and Family,
I had Kathy as a student at Central Michigan University and later hired and worked with her in Detroit. I remember her smile...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Daniel Lafferty - Green Valley, AZ
“My deepest sympathy to the Reichmann and Ziarko family. I worked with Kathy at St. John/MRG. I would like to take a moment to celebrate Kathy's life....Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Artralia Powell - Fraser, MI
“My heartfelt sympathy to the Reichmann and Ziarko family.
I met Kathy at Holy Cross Hospital so many years ago. Her bright smile, quick sense of...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Charmagne Johnson - Troy, MI
“To the Reichmann Faimily:
I am sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy. However, as the minutes turn to hours, days turn to weeks,...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Bobby Mines - Redford, MI
“To the Reichmann Faimily:
I am sorry for you loss. Losing a love one is never easy. However, as the mintues turn to hours, days turn to weeks,...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Bobby Mines - Redford, MI
“My deepest sympathy to the Reichmann and Ziarko families. May you find comfort in your cherished memories of Kathy and knowing that she is no longer...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Barb (Moronczyk) Sesny - Vonore, TN
“Mrs. Reichmann thank you for always welcoming me into your home and making me feel like part of your immediate family. Your kindness, generosity,...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Jim Ianitelli - Clinton Township, MI
“My life was enriched by Kathy’s lighthearted sprit and joy for life and living. The world is a better place for having had Kathy in it. She will...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Ginger Nelson - Newport, MI
“I golfed with Kathy on the Macomb County Ladies league on Wednesdays at Partridge Creek. I feel very fortunate to have known Kathy. We grew up...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Becky Russell-Ulman - MI - Friend
May you find comfort in knowing you have many friends praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.
It is not...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Laura Faull - Highland, MI
“It’s hard for me to accept the fact that Kathy is gone.
I always believed that she would live forever providing help, love, and joy to all those...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Gail Sidlek - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
“Peggy ~ Ron and I are so sorry for the loss of your sister, Kathy. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Carol Ciesielski - MI
“AnneMarie my prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time.
Myself, Roger and the girls will pray for you and your...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Chis Reyna - Southgate, MI
“Beautiful Kathy - You inspired me every week and made me laugh till we both cried. Your bravery and strength amazed me. Your warm smile and loving,...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Kristin Mac Mahon - MI
“Sending prayers & sympathy to the family...
19 of 37 | Posted by: Toni Phillips
“Kathy you will be missed. Sandy
20 of 37 | Posted by: Sandy Bradshaw - Clinton Township, MI
May your beautiful sister rest in peace.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Jennifer Brown - Warren, MI
“I loved working with Kathy at the VA Medical Center in Detroit. She spoke highly of her husband and children and was always so upbeat and pleasant. ...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Carolyn Molnar - Dearborn, MI
“My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Kathy was a pleasure to work with at St John/Medical Resource Group. Her clinical knowledge was an asset that...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Lisa Ewalt - Mt Clemens, MI
“My thoughts are with you at this sad time. She was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. She will be greatly missed.
24 of 37 | Posted by: Adrienne Laycock - Westland, MI
“To Kathy’s family: I met Kathy at Macomb Community College in 1994. Kathy was open-minded, honest and supportive, and accepted me without a...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Elayne Gray - Clinton Township, MI
“Beth Berger did work with Kathy at Holy Cross Hospital.
Beth is in the Phillipines right now but she will be sad to learn this news.
God bless...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Elizabeth Berger - Hewitt, TX
“AnnMarie, my prayers are with you and your family. May the peace of God be with you.
Valeria K. Gross
27 of 37 | Posted by: Valeria K. Gross - Southfield, MI
“We are deeply sorry for your loss.
28 of 37 | Posted by: The Ward Family - Detroit, MI
“Diane and the entire Reichmann and Ziarko family, I am so very sorry for your loss. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Kathy is...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Lisa Lamberti
“Peggy~ My thoughts are with you. May you find comfort in the knowledge that your sister is no longer struggling and is at peace. As you reflect on...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Shirshun - Oakland, MI
You are in my thoughts & prayers. May God give you strength.
31 of 37 | Posted by: Trish Colyer
“To the entire Reichmann Family, Sorry to hear about your lost.
May God carry doing this time of need. Chris let me know if there is anything I can...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Tasha Scarber - farmignton hills, MI
“AnneMarie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are in my heart during such a difficult time. Love, Paula
33 of 37 | Posted by: Paula Nixon - Grosse Pointe City, MI
“denise, i am so sorry to hear of your mother in laws passing..i remember the fondness and love you had for her when you talked about your family. ...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: brenda - shelby township, MI
“My heart aches for your loss, for my loss. Kathy - not only a wonderful cousin but a great friend. We've shared time, laughs, tears and support for...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Donna & Ed Telly - MI - Cousin
“In sympathy for Kathy's family, I will celebrate Kathy's life this weekend. It is good to know she is at peace now. Farewell Ms. Kathy you will be...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Gloria Navarro - Phoenix, AZ
“I feel truly blessed that I was able to get to know you. I'm only sorry that I hadn't met you sooner. I feel comforted that you are no longer...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Janet Vojtush - Macomb, MI
Reichmann, Kathryn, Lynn, (nee Ziarko), January 17, 2013 Age 61. Beloved wife of Brian. Loving mother of Christopher (Denise) and Matthew (Melissa). Loving daughter of Margaret and the late Stanley Ziarko. Dearest sister of Peggy (David) Grodecki, Diane Braun, Susan (Michael) Mitchell and Anne Marie Clish. Visitation Sat. 3-9 pm and Sun. 1-9 pm. Rosary Sun. 7:00 pm. Funeral Mon. 10:00 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. 36900 Schoenherr Rd. at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Memorials to the Gail Purtan Ovarian Cancer Fund appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.