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Catherine "Cathy" Kershaw

Obituary for Catherine "Cathy" Kershaw

November 3, 1953 - November 16, 2018
Newark, Delaware | Age 65

Obituary

Catherine "Cathy" Marie Kershaw of Newark, DE, age 65, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer. She was born on November 3, 1953 in Opelika, AL to the late Walter Tucker Conway and Catherine (Lambert) Conway.

Cathy was passionate about her career at DuPont where she worked for over 40 years, both as an employee and contractor, having designed a variety of materials that were used locally and worldwide. She enjoyed singing, crocheting, and going on her "excellent adventure" driving trips. Cathy exhibited the spirit of Christmas all year and especially loved to watch her favorite team play, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 41 years, William C. Kershaw; daughter, Kelly Paustian (Nate); grandson, Jackson; five brothers: John Conway, Sr. (Debbie), Walt Conway, Jr. (Cathy), Bill Conway, Sr. (Carol), Joe Conway, Sr. (Diane) and Mike Conway (Patsy); as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

A family organized memorial celebration of life will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713, where friends and family may begin visiting at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Cathy's memory to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808, where she spent her last days being cared for by some of the kindest, strongest, most amazing people.

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  • In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Cathy's memory to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808, where she spent her last days being cared for by some of the kindest, strongest, most amazing people.

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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