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Kathryn Emma "Kay" Dorando

August 19, 1921 February 28, 2013
Kathryn Emma "Kay" Dorando
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Obituary for Kathryn Emma "Kay" Dorando


Age 91, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, passed away on February 28, 2013, after a long and valiant struggle.

Beloved spouse of August Charles Dorando, and mother to Lois Elaine Dorando de Carraminana, Christopher Charles Dorando, Lynne Elizabeth Dorando Hans, and Ruth Marie Dorando Marcy. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and her sister Lois Laney.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 19, 1921, to Talitha and Walter Schultz, Kathryn, graduated from Wayne State University, taught art in Detroit Public Schools, completed a War Emergency Occupational Therapy Program at Milwaukee-Downer College in Milwaukee in 1944 and served in the United States Army at various hospitals. While serving at Ashford General Hospital she met August Charles Dorando. She married him on Valentine�s Day 1948.

Kathryn had a lifelong passion for gardening, nature, and the environment. Her love for the Leelanau Peninsula made her an advocate for its protection as a member of the Leelanau Conservancy.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Leelanau Conservancy.


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