Kathryn (Kate) Dwojeski Obituary

Kathryn (Kate) Dwojeski, beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, Nana, and friend, passed away on February 21, 2018 at the age of 71.

Formerly of Ringtown, Pa., and Swarthmore, she most recently resided in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She spent her final days bathed in the love of family and friends near and far, and in the care of the wonderful staff at Jupiter Medical Center and Trustbridge hospice.

Kate graduated from Marywood College in 1968 and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Villanova University in 1972. She began her career as librarian at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. She then stayed home for ten years to raise her daughters in Swarthmore, becoming very active in town organizations — most notably the Swarthmore Public Library and the Home and School Association.

She later worked as the librarian at Aronimink Elementary School and library coordinator for the Upper Darby School District, where she spent the last 25 years of her career.

Through this work, she was a positive influence on thousands of children. She was an avid reader and knitter, who willingly shared her passions with anyone interested in them.

Kate had spent the last four years bravely powering through treatments for ovarian cancer. Her family is very grateful to her for taking that on. Because she did, she got to know her three grandboys and make some wonderful memories.

Kate is survived by Len, her husband of 41 years; daughters Anne (Yvonne) of Medford, Mass., and Julia of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and three grandboys, Oliver and Lincoln of Medford, Mass., and Tremaine (aka Bubba) of Palm Beach Gardens.

If you wish to honor Kate, please donate to a library or the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (http://support.ocrfa.org/goto/kate).

If you wish to continue her legacy, read to a child.

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