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Kathleen Perna (Perna) Yearick

April 12, 1943 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 74)
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A candle was lit by Jill, Jerry and Barbara Picaso on September 29, 2017 9:49 AM
Message from Elsunuah Henlon
September 29, 2017 6:29 PM

Hi Steve. Please accept my family's deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. Be comforted ,knowing she is at rest
Eddie Brown..
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A candle was lit by Elsunuah Henlon on September 29, 2017 6:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Bran on September 30, 2017 12:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Seiko Ceselsky and Ryoko Kimura on September 30, 2017 4:43 PM
Message from Seiko Ceceslsky and Ryoko Kimura
September 30, 2017 4:50 PM

Ryoko and I are sorry to hear of Kathy's sudden passing. We remember her as a kind and gracious teacher with a happy spirit. You will be forever in our hearts with that charming smile. Our hearts go out to your family at this difficult time.
Seiko and Ryoko
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A candle was lit by Sophie, Laure, Fanny, Josy and Alexis from France on October 1, 2017 10:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Sophie, Fanny, Laure, Josy and Alexis on October 1, 2017 12:35 PM
Dear Steven, Timothy and Danielle,
I met Kathy almost 20 years ago during our stay of 5 years in the United States. She was at first my professor of English then became very fast a very good friend. Far from my family she was even very often my American mom too !
When our twin Fanny and Laure were born she became so naturally their American grandmother ! And an exceptional, affectionate and devoted grandmother ! Kathy was an exceptional being !
She was also very happy to meet my parents Josy and Alexis who came several times to visit us while we were in the States.
After we left the States we always kept in touch by mail or by e-mail
She forgot none of our birthdays, none of our holidays ! We received each Christmas, each Halloween, each Valentine’s day a package full of gifts and Love ! She was a profoundly human person ! She was always attentive to the others and worried about their well being ! I loved her so much ! She was so special to me !

We had the immense happiness of seeing her again, there is a few weeks hardly during its last stay in France! These few last days together were magnificent, we were so happy ! We already had plans to return to the United States next year or in two years to see her again and to spend good times together again ! Never we could imagine that she would leave so fast...
The announcement of its departure left us profoundly sad and distraught. We will miss her a lot… She was so precious…
We hope that you will find the strength to surmount this terrible lost. We are of any heart with you in thought and in our prayers.
We really wish we could come to tell her a last goodbye but that is unfortunately not possible and I’m really sorry.
Our deepest thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you.

Sophie, Fanny, Laure and my parents Josy and Alexis

Message from Tim
October 1, 2017 10:20 PM

Thank you. She was very special. She was a second Mom/grandmom to so many. We're glad she was able to see you again. You and your family were always very special to her.
Message from Danielle
October 2, 2017 7:30 PM

Sophie, you and your girls meant the world to Mom, thank you for your kind message. She loved every minute she recently spent in France with you and your family. We will have the photo album at the services this week. All our best, Danielle
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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by The Morris James Personal Injury Group Attorneys and Staff on October 2, 2017

Message from Joanne Ewing
October 3, 2017 10:38 AM

Dear Steven, Tim, Danielle
I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your Mom. We were friends for over 40 years and I will miss talking to her and our occasional lunches. She was a great lady and a great friend to lose too soon. I love you all.
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A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on October 3, 2017

Dear Dani & Family, With our love and sympathy. You are in our prayers. Jerry, Barbara, Jill Picaso & the NY Raider Softball Team

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A candle was lit by Rita and Elliott Ketay on October 3, 2017 6:58 PM
Message from Rita and Elliott Ketay
October 3, 2017 7:03 PM

We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Kathy through Marcia Ketay. She was intelligent, upbeat and had a "spark" of motivation to do wonderful things for people.
She will be sorely missed. Love, Rita and Elliott
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A candle was lit by Jon & Cindy Dean on October 4, 2017 10:38 AM
Message from Cindy Dean
October 4, 2017 10:42 AM

Steve, Danielle & Tim
I am so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I had only met your mom a couple of times, and unfortunately didn't really know her, but from what I've heard from others, and read, she was a wonderful woman. Please take peace & comfort in knowing that she is with the Lord & is looking down on you all.
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A candle was lit by Pam Marx on October 4, 2017 3:24 PM
Message from Pam Marx
October 4, 2017 3:32 PM

Dear Danielle, Steven and Tim - I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. The right words are difficult to find because I know you must be in a whirlwind of shock and grief. I hope it is some comfort to know that many people are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a wonderful woman who gave much back to the world, and she will live on through all of you. God bless you all; my prayers are with each of you.
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