Kathleen Marie Przychodzien

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Aug 1 1950
Jul 31 2022
71 Years
Sadsburyville, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Marie Przychodzien, 71, of Sadsburyville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of S. A. "Tony" Przychodzien with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Perley and Josephine DiBerardinis Perley.

Kathy was an area resident all her life and a 1968 graduate of Bishop Shannon Catholic School. After graduation, she started her legal career in the Chester County District Attorney's Office and continued her para-legal career working for Tom Parke and Alan Jarvis for 35 years along with helping her husband with his tax business and projects around the house. As her husband always said, after 50 years of memories together, there is only one thing tougher than a Marine, it's a Marine’s Wife Semper Fi.

As a parishioner at St. Peters Catholic Church, she helped develop the Cancer Support Group at the church which helps members and their caregivers going through cancer. Kathy spent over 20 years as a volunteer for Reach for Recovery helping ladies that were diagnosed with breast cancer guiding them through treatment and recovery.
 
Kathy was also active with the Relay for Life of Central Chester Co.; with Survivor Dinner and the Live Your Best Tent.

She has received the following awards; 2015 Volunteer Achievement Award Greater Philadelphia Area Eastern Division, the 2017 Courage Award (Who fought a personal battle with cancer and serves as an inspiration to others) and the 2018 Dr. Gordy Klatt Memorial Award.

Kathy enjoyed attending her granddaughter and grandson's sporting events and activities. Also spending vacations at the shore in Ventnor, NJ with the family coming and going which included Thursday nights on the Boardwalk buying everyone what they wanted.

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by one son; Anthony "Chip" Przychodzien and wife Stephanie, two grandchildren; Dana and Kyle Przychodzien, step-grandchildren; Zach, Connor and Alexia Sylvester, one brother Edward Perley, two sisters; Joanne Parrott and husband Ronald and Patricia Heron and husband Phil, six nieces and nephews; Kelly (Joe) Quintiliani, Rachel Heron and Mark Kokoska, Laura (Chris) Kearney, Anna Parrott, Sean (Rachel) Heron and Tricia Parrott, seven great nieces and nephews; Joseph, Rosie and Gabriel Quintiliani, Liam and Summer Kearney, and Dylan and Sam Heron,  her devoted brother-in-law John Przychodzien, and her aunt, Frances Brouse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Peters Catholic Church, 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine, PA 19320 followed by burial at the All Souls Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. and also Thursday evening, August 4th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA. If you plan to attend the visitation or the Funeral mass the family would like to encourage you to dress in colorful clothing in honor of Kathy's love for life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to St. Peters Church at the above address or the Brandywine Valley SPCA at https://bvspca.org/donate

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Aug 5 2022 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
St. Peter Catholic Church

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<p>My heart breaks for the loss my friend who was such a kind, caring, generous, lonely,

<p>sweet lady..RIP beautiful person..</p>

<p>Praying for Tony and Kathy's family. So sorry for you loss.</p>

Love, Jo'Ann

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Tony,

I am so sorry for your Loss my  friend. Prayers to you and your Family

Chris & Cherie

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Tony and Chip,  I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.  God Bless you!  Jeannie Thomas

 

 

 

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Tony and family I am sad to here of Kathy’s passing. May your memories give you comfort during this tough time. 

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Tony and Chip, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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Tony,
I am so sorry. We will keep your family in our prayers.

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My condolences to you, Tony and  to your lovely family in the loss of Kathy. Such a brave woman, a woman of faith and someone we always want to be like. Tony, we met  in NewYork when the book many were involved in "I am not my Breast Cancer"  published by Ruth A Peltason in 2008. The whole group became great friends with weekly live chats and later 10 of us  stayed very close via email. Sometimes even daily! We had all sent a Happy Birthday to Kathy just yesterday (Aug 1)  on her birthday!
 
May God have mercy on Kathy's soul. Kathy will always be in my heart! 
 
Timi Hughes 
New Brunswick, Canada
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I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a wonderful addition to our chat group. I also had the good fortune of meeting her [ I think possibly Tony as well] in NJ where we stayed for the book party. My heart is with you during this difficult time. 

Kirby from California

 

 

 

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Kathy is loved, appreciated, and respected by all the members of the Cancer Support Group. She lead our group with Courage, Support, Hope, Laughter, Friendship, and Faith. As she was struggling with her own health issues she was still uplifting to all of us. A great role model. Her passion and kindness to help others will never be forgotten. She holds a place in our hearts forever. 

Cindy and Larry

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I am so so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We knew each other from the book project and met a number of years ago.  My prayers are with you.  Jill

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Tony,

We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 
 

Jim and Kathy Harris

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I am so sorry for your loss.  She was a wonderful person.  I knew her many years ago when I worked at the bank and had many conversations and lunches with her.  She was a sweet sweet lady.

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Our Journey of Hope Cancer Care Ministry from Grove United Methodist Church and ACS Relay for Life Team gives thanks for Kathy's life, for her courage, for her commitment to helping others and for her love for you, her family. You are in our prayers. Pastor Lin George and Kristin Mattie, Our Journey of Hope Coordinator on behalf of the OJOH Team.

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Tony: so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family  Dale and Barb 

 

 

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We are so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Tony, Chip, and your entire family, we extend our true love and appreciation of being able to share our lives with yours over the last decades. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you all. Kathy made me smile every time we met. God bless you all.

 

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Dear Tony, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Tony, sorry for your loss.

Fred Dale

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Tony I am so sorry for your loss!  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 
Sandra Marasco

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Dear Tony and Family,

I am so very sorry for your loss of the person who obviously was the keystone of your family. Kathy was so much to so many people. I am honored to have known her these past twenty years. We met at "Curves" and she soon invited me to Relay for Life and got me "hooked"! Between the general committee and the Survivors Committee, Kathy kept me busy. She also introduced me to the ABC support group. Kathy was so much to so many people; she gave tirelessly of her time and paid such careful attention to all the details and behind the scenes activities of her volunteer work. She was an amazingingly strong woman who will be missed by many. 

Sending hugs and prayers,

Joanne Trombley

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