Kathleen C. (Jacobs) Harvey
March 31, 1946-June 18th, 2022 (76 years old)
Kathleen "Kathi" C. Harvey, age 76, of Akron, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 18th after a long and courageous battle with pneumonia.
She was born in Akron, Ohio to parents Aileen and John Jacobs. She attended St. Sebastian grade school and graduated from Buchtel High School in 1964. She attended The University of Akron where she studied to become an educator.
Kathi taught second grade at St Sebastian School in Akron, Ohio. She loved children and stopped teaching when she gave birth to her son, Eric.
While raising her children as a single mother, Kathi worked as an administrative assistant at several local real estate agencies. The agents loved her and she made many life-long friends during this time.
One of Kathi's greatest accomplishments was getting sober and joining Alcoholics Anonymous in 1980. She helped many people battling addiction and supported many people in their sobriety.
Kathi was loved by many and made friends everywhere she went. She loved to laugh and really appreciated a good joke (and a naughty one at that). She loved animals, the beach and trips to Giant Eagle.
She is survived by loving son, Eric Baughman (Carmen); her devoted daughter, Kirsten Harvey (Joe); grandchildren Ryann and Cole Harvey; and her best friend, Kathy Milo. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Harvey; mother, Aileen Jacobs; and father, John Jacobs.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Rockynol Assisted Living in Akron, Ohio. Their care and kindness over the past several years is greatly appreciated, as well as all that they did to make our Mother's last years filled with comfort and love.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, June 24th at 11:00 am at St. Hilary Church located at 2750 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44333. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Unity Prayer Ministries at www.shop.unity.org
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