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Kathleen London, 8/25/1944-11/27/2018 Pittsburgh, PA. Born Kathleen Mary Margaret Burke, in Hamden, CT, Kathleen came into her own as strong friend, mother, and teacher in the purple house of Stony Creek, CT. First as a public school teacher and then with a social work degree she began, taught and counseled in an innovative program with pregnant teens in New Haven, that allowed and helped them continue their educations. She then attended Vermont Law School (1987-1990) in South Royalton, VT settling in nearby East Barnard after graduating. In her her practice of law– in the DAs office and as a Public Defender– she worked to understand the best possible living arrangements for children from fragile homes and then to achieve them. Later in life, she moved near her daughter’s family in Pittsburgh, PA. Her joys were her friendships, motherhood, travels, learning about other people (reading, documentaries) and working to make a difference in others’ lives. Her children, Tina (married to Nick) and Jeffer carry her dedication to service and seeing the world. She passed surrounded by family, just after visits with her three grandchildren, Isaline, Naomi and Ethan. Remembered for listening to other’s stories and believing that there can be justice. A memorial service will be planned for Summer 2018.