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November 26, 2022

Kathryn Mary Rusconi January 24, 1926 – June 25, 2014

Friends and family are invited to attend a Vigil Service Friday, July 11, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., at Johnson Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 10:00 A.M., at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 17400 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/norcal/in_my_community_donate.asp. Deceased’s funeral arrangements : Johnson Funeral Home.
 Kathryn M. Rusconi passed away peacefully at her Westmont residence holding the hand of her husband, Ernest Rusconi, to whom she was married for 61 years. She was 88 years old.
 Kathryn was born on January 24, 1926 in Lakota, ND, daughter of the late Elizabeth and Peter Pogatshnik.   
 Kathryn attended Lakota High School and was a graduate of the Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Fargo, North Dakota.
 Kathryn boarded a train and moved to the sunny climate of California on her own in 1951 where she was employed at Watsonville Community Hospital as a surgical nurse.
 She met her husband, Ernest, in Carmel and they were married in 1953. They lived in San Jose where she worked as a nurse at O’ Conner Hospital.
 In 1957, Kathryn and Ernest moved to Morgan Hill where they raised their family. Kathryn was a member of the Morgan Hill community for 57 years.
 Kathryn lived life to the fullest and was always giving of her time to others. She was an active member of the community and gave her time to several organizations including the Red Cross, The American Cancer Society, St. Catherine Catholic Church, St. Vincent’s Society, Children’s Home Society, the Live Oak Band Boosters, Women In Touch, and the Morgan Hill Library.
 She was awarded the Morgan Hill Citizen of the Year in recognition of her volunteer activities and community impact. Kathryn always enjoyed being around her friends and family.
 In addition to all her community work, she loved to cook for others and played bridge with her friends on a weekly basis.
 Kathryn is survived by her husband Ernest Rusconi, children Mark (Sue) and Susan (Garrett), and grandsons Remy, Grant and Michael. She is also survived by her brother Bill Pogatshnik.

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