Kathie Hawk, age 67, May 14, 2022 of Estero, Florida, formerly of Amherst, NY. She was born October 30, 1954 to John and Helen Kogut, now deceased, and was the stepdaughter of Richard Zalewski, also deceased. Kathie is predeceased by her dear brother, John Kogut.
Kathie is survived by two loving sisters, Janice Baehre (Daniel) and Louise Petronsky (Stephen); as well as two nieces, Sherry Hunter and Kate Petronsky.
In 1972, Kathie earned a Regents Scholarship which afforded her attendance to Buffalo State College and then on to State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned a BS in Finance. After working for M & T Bank and NCR, she eventually moved on to work at Merrill Lynch as an account executive since 1979. In 1995 she earned the accreditation of Certified Financial Planner
Kathie was active in the Tenis League of Amherst, The Merrill Lynch Volleyball League and ML Racquetball Club. She also served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood and served on the Board of Directors of the Bond Club, where she arranged Financial Expert Speakers for the members. After 37 years, Kathie retired from the Financial Industry and in 2016 she moved her permanent residence from Buffalo, NY to Estero, Florida. Here she formed a Pickle Group and a Dinner Club. making many new friends. Her legacy is a college Scholarship Program dedicated to funding education for those determined to succeed.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.