Dansville- Kathleen "Kathy" Van Wagnen age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday evening January 20, 2019, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Nanticoke, PA on April 12, 1942, the daughter late Raymond and Violet (Gorski) Starzynski. On November 30, 1984, she was married to Donald Van Wagnen who predeceased her on June 11, 2004.
Kathy was a Communicant of the Holy Family Catholic Community at St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Active in her church she played the guitar with a folk group, was a Eucharistic Minister, a Lecture and on the Human Development and Liturgical Committees. She was formerly employed by the Livingston County Office of the Aging as an Aging Services Caseworker, Project Director and Sight Manager for the Senior Nutrition Program of Livingston County. In her free time, she enjoyed playing golf and gardening.
She is survived by a son, Anthony "Tony" Savukinas of Dansville, her daughter, Mary (Roger) Forell of Syracuse granddaughters Aleah, Savannah and Dakotah Forell, a brother Raymond (Mary Ellen) Starzynski, step-children, Dianne Derrenbacher, Donna Alvord, Darlene (Rodney) Wambold, Debbie (Mike) Van Derwerken and Andrew Van Wagnen, many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, and her beloved and spoiled dog, Lily.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc. 271 Main St. Dansville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church in Dansville. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Dansville Sr. Nutrition Program.