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Kathryn J. Rydze

  • On January 31, 2023

Kathryn J. Rydze, 72 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Patton, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Patton, PA on September 6, 1950, to the late Thomas and Catherine Wilshire. Kathi is survived by her husband Richard; loving children, Cassy (Will) Thomeier, Tyson (Kara) Rydze, Dustin (Cara) Rydze and Abby Rydze; 7 grandchildren, Bella, Willy, Angela, Connor, Colton, Brycen, and Brynlee; sister Jan (Jim) Kupchella; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister Pollyanna (Robert) Peppeti.

Anyone who was blessed to have known Kathi was charmed by her resilience and generous heart…and probably got a chance to enjoy some of her delicious baked treats. At Kathryn’s request, there will be no formal memorial service and her family will spend time sharing stories and fond memories. Memorial contributions in Kathryn’s name may be made to the Pittsburgh charity, Cancer Bridges at http://cancerbridges.org

Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, Robinson Township, PA. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.

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Lois Marak
My deepest sympathy in the loss of such a beautiful woman….. inside and out. Her soft spoken demeanor was her attribute…. her smile was infectious when she spoke of her children. May she R.I.P. My deepest condolences to her husband and family.. 😔🙏
Condolences to Dr Rydze and his family on their loss
Helen T. Gumina
Dr. Rydze, thoughts and prayers to you on the loss of your wife and to your family on the loss of their mother.