Kathleen "Kathy" Lerner
Kathy Hordych Lerner of Doylestown passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 surrounded by her precious family after a battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 69.
Born in Teaneck, NJ to the late Stanley G. and Elaine P. Hordych (Hogan), Kathy grew up in Paramus, NJ. She married Bruce Lerner and moved to Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, where she stayed for 27 years. They had a son Adam, who was the joy of Kathy’s life.
Kathy was one of the first females to be in a corporate management position for Lesney (Matchbox) and Peugeot.
After raising her son by herself as an outstanding mom, Kathy decided to fulfill her dream to become a nurse. While working full time, she became a certified EMT and attended Bergen County Community College in Paramus and received her nursing degree and became licensed in NJ and PA.
Kathy moved to Doylestown, PA and began her career as a Registered Nurse at Pleasant Manor in Pt. Pleasant, PA, where she cared for children with disabilities. She later worked at Heritage Towers as a charge nurse, implemented and managed the Infectious Disease Control Program at Greenleaf Nursing Home and worked for Bayada Nursing until the summer of 2016.
Kathy spent many weeks at the family home down the shore, during all seasons, boating, fishing, crabbing and swimming. She was a very kind hearted loving person who will be truly missed very much. Kathy is now home with her family in God’s care, happy and free of pain.
She is survived by her precious son, Adam Lerner; a sister, Lynne Hordych,; a brother Stan (Susan) Hordych; loving aunt of Patrick, Christy, Allison, Cassandra and Daniel; dear friend of Jim Zolezzi and Grace Murray-Pavlick for decades.
A memorial service will be held at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Saturday, September 16th at 2 pm. The family will receive their friends from 1:00-2:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.
Cremation services were private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be Doylestown Hospital Hospice, Development Office, 595 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or www.doylestownhealth.org would be appreciated.
Send condolences to www.varcoethomasfuneralhome.com