Today, we mourn the passing of our niece Kathryn Cobbledick, daughter of Tom (Sheryls’ brother) and Lori, and brother to Dylan. She died in her sleep early this morning, after battling valiantly with cancer for many years, ever since a brain tumor was discovered when she was five years old.
After being in remission for quite some time, inoperable tumors returned this past year. She was at home with her family when she died.
From Kathryn’s mother Lori:
Kathryn passed away this morning in her sleep. We feel very blessed that we were given eight more years with her. Nearly 14 years of joy. The last time we were in the hammock together, Kathryn said that fluffy clouds are messages from heaven. This made her smile, and I hope it does you too.
As per Kathryn’s wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes will be buried in Kent, Ohio, next to her grandmother. We request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Flashes of Hope, an organization that provides free photographic portraits of children who are going through treatment and their families (3365 Richmond Rd., Suite 238B, Beachwood, OH, 44122) or to the Marblehead Peninsula Library Committee.
Kathryn Carey Cobbledick, 13, of Marblehead, Ohio died Wednesday, August 12, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Kathryn Carey Cobbledick was born September 28, 1995 in Sandusky, OH to Lori Roberts-Cobbledick and Tom Cobbledick. Kathryn was an honor student at Danbury. She aspired to become an artist, winning many awards for her artwork and photography. She was a member of the Port Clinton Photography Club, and a newly confirmed member of The First United Church of Christ, Marblehead. Kathryn, along with her brother Dylan, were Co-Captain’s of “Kathryn’s Team”, a Relay For Life team to raise money for The American Cancer Society. Through many fund-raising activities, “Kathryn’s Team” was a silver team every year, raising over $26,000.00 for the ACS. Kathryn trained every year for the event, going from wheelchair, to walker, to walking the survivors lap. In doing so, she has inspired many, and will continue to inspire all those who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Kathryn is survived by her brother Dylan Cobbledick of Marblehead, Ohio; grandfather David Cobbledick, Sebring, Ohio; grandparents Richard and Colleen Roberts, Kent, Ohio; aunts Sheryl (Joseph) Banks, Cleveland Hts., Ohio, Susie Cobbledick, Lakewood, Ohio, Becky Roberts and Carolyn Roberts, both of Kent, Ohio; cousins Leslie Harbert, Ravenna, Ohio; Steven Harbert, Kent, Ohio, and David Banks, Cleveland Hts., Ohio. She was preceded in death by her sisters Kelly Jane and Erin Elizabeth Cobbledick, and grandmother Willetta “Billie” Cobbledick.
A celebration of Kathryn’s life will take place on Friday, August 21, 2009 with visitation from 10:00-11:30 am and a memorial service at 11:30 am at the Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, OH. Reverend Janine Dress, close friend of the family will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Flashes of Hope (A non-profit that provides free professional photography to young cancer patients and their families), 3365 Richmond Road, suite 238B, Beachwood, OH, 44122 or The (Marblehead) Peninsula Library, P.O. Box 74, Marblehead, OH 43440.