Katherine Zingler

Obituary of Katherine J. Zingler

Katherine J. Zingler

March 14th, 1950 - November 28th, 2021


MACEDON (affectionately known by Kathy as East Penfield) - Katherine J. Zingler, age 71 died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 28th, 2021, after fighting a courageous battle against ovarian cancer with dignity and grace. She was surrounded by her loving husband, her sons, and a dog named Edison.


She was predeceased by her brother, Dean Herrick, and parents Gordon and Virginia DeLue Herrick. She will be missed but never forgotten by her beloved husband of 47 years, Richard Zingler; her sons that she was so proud of - Chad (Sarah) Zingler, and Kyle Zingler (Miguel-Andres Garcia). Her grandchildren who she loved and adored: Max and Jackson Zingler, siblings: Steven (Judy) Herrick, Mitchell Herrick, Nancie (Lee) Spencer, Mary (Terry) Blowers, and Christine (Joe) Mingoea, several nieces and nephews, cousins, family in Switzerland and many, many dear friends.


Kathy made life-long friends wherever she landed. After graduation from high school, she graduated from Rochester Business Institute. She was a Lifetime Member of Alpha Iota International Honorary Business Sorority, where the group generously supported and participated in many community projects.


She was a dedicated employee and worked for eleven years at Genesee Hospital. She also worked for ten years at the Walworth-Seely Public Library. For 28 years, she worked at The Penfield Village Nursery School and Kindergarten before she retired in 2013 as the Administrative Director. She enjoyed working with the teachers and hundreds of children that went through their doors.


Kathy was a very kind, giving, caring individual. She was the type of friend everybody wants to have. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary, or special moment in the lives of family members, friends, neighbors, and her godchildren. She always thought of others before herself and gave her time freely to individuals and many organizations. Kathy was a member of the Penfield United Methodist Church, spent countless hours as a volunteer for Moonshadows Spirit, and was a Co-Trustee of Ralph G. & Wilma J. Maibaum Foundation.


As a mother, Kathy nurtured and loved her sons unconditionally. Her commitment to family was evident by her quitting her full-time job, to become a stay at home mom. She created a positive home environment which allowed her children to learn and grow up to become honest, caring, and loving adults. She fully supported them and encouraged them to follow their dreams.  She was the epitome of a truly wonderful human being.


Kathy took great pleasure in scrapbooking and creating amazing albums for family and friends. She was super organized and was the epitome of a “place for everything and everything in its place!”


She adored sunshine and warmth and loved walks on the beach. That was her “happy place!”

But finally, her greatest joy was becoming a grandmother to Max and Jackson. They will always know how much their grandma loved them.


Calling Hours will be held on Monday, December 6th, from 2:30-6:00 pm at the Falvo Funeral Home in Webster. A church service will be held Tuesday, December 7th, at 10:00 am at the Penfield United Methodist Church.


In lieu of flowers, donations welcomed by:


1) Fluttering Wings Foundation



Fluttering Wings Foundation provides families of loved ones suffering from incurable diseases that are in palliative care, quick access to mental health professionals at no cost.


2) Mercy Flight



*COVID-19 INFO: For those who are unvaccinated, the family asks that you please wear a face covering to the Viewing, and the Service




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