Waldron, Kathryn F., age 96, of Centerville, died peacefully in her own home on April 1, 2021, after a full and healthy life. Known to most as “Sissy”, she was born in Philadelphia on November 17, 1924 to Frank and Marie (Curley) Schmid, the second oldest of their eight daughters. She was a graduate of Little Flower High School and Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She always appreciated, respected and remained true to her Catholic upbringing and education, which began at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
It was a Parish priest who introduced Sissy to his younger brother, Charles M. Waldron (Charlie), to accompany her to her Senior High School Prom. In turn she attended the Ivy Ball with Charlie, at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Senior in the Wharton School. It was love at first kiss, they were married four years later in 1946 and they remained sweet hearts forever. Together they raised five children: Joe (Carole) Waldron, Charlie (Diann) Waldron, MaryEllen Waldron, F.D. (Rob) Fields, and Kathleen Turvy.
Sissy was a devoted daughter and sister, loving wife and mother, loyal friend, and caring neighbor in Centerville, OH and Longport, NJ. She shared her compassion and time, as a volunteer for over forty years, first at a Scoliosis Clinic for teens and later at the Kettering Memorial Hospital gift shop. Her family was the centerpiece of her life, beginning with her parents and her seven sisters, ‘the Schmid girls’: Eileen Burke, Patsy Day, Bernadette Dougherty, Marie Sheehan, Teresa Fox, Fran Hagan, and Toni McCollum. With profound sadness and grace she faced each death before hers, of her parents, her seven sisters and her loving husband, Charlie.
She is loved and missed by her children, her ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren whom she adored, and many loving nieces and nephews who considered her a positive role model in their lives. She shared a deep and special bond with her remaining brother-in-law.
Private services were held on April 10th, given our family wish for caution during this Covid pandemic.
Donations in Sissy’s memory may be made to Shoes for the Shoeless in Dayton; the Pink Ribbon Girls in Dayton; St Vincent de Paul Dayton or a charity of your choice.