Kathryn A. “Kathy” West
August 29, 1966 - July 28, 2021
Kathryn A. “Kathy” West, age 54, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, on August 29, 1966, she was a daughter of the late James C. and Elizabeth (Vaughan) West, Sr. Kathy graduated from Newark High School in 1984. She then attended Penn State University, where she earned her degree in Geo Science in 1988 and in 1993 obtained her Masters of Science degree from Kent State University. Kathy made her career as a senior geologist at AECOM, since 2004.
She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting national parks and going to the beach. Kathy enjoyed photography and was a proud member of the Penn State Alumni Association. She was a collector of minerals, gems and stamps.
Kathy is survived by her sisters, Susan E. West of Newark and Jacqueline C. Haftl (Stephen) of Middletown; brother, James C. West, Jr. (Jenifer) of Frederick, MD; nieces and nephews, Teresa, David, and Jonathan Haftl and Veronica and Zoe West; grand-niece and nephew, Greyson and Amelia Haftl; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, August 5, 2021, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am at the funeral home. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy’s memory to the Food Cupboard of Newark United Methodist Church, 69 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711; Penn State Alumni Association- Delaware Chapter’s University- Endowed Student Scholarship (payable to “PSAA-DE”) to PSAA Delaware Chapter Treasurer, Lee Lenkner, 431 Geddes Street, Wilmington, DE 19805; or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.