Kathleen Mary Goerlitz of Elmwood, Nebraska (and formerly of Dexter, Maine, and Monroe, New York) died Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was 77 years old.
Born Oct. 12, 1942, in New York City, she was the daughter of Charles Joseph and Margaret Christina (McCormack) Smith.
She retired from Highland Telephone in Monroe after 22 years of service and from Walmart in Palmyra, Maine, after 17 years of service.
Kathy was a life member and past president of both the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Mombasha Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary.
Kathy was the first New York State Ambulance Relay Chairperson, served on the board of Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and with the Dexter, Maine, Sunrise Kiwanis.
Kathy is survived by her sons: Charles J. Taylor of Denver, Colorado, and Curtiss E. (Genevieve) Taylor of Harriman; grandchildren: Kathleen (Chris) Asta, Brandon (Lexi) Taylor, Charles Calvin Taylor and Teagan Taylor; great grandchildren: Liam Taylor, Alaina Hall Taylor and Baby Asta (due soon); siblings Margaret Smith of Elmwood, Nekabras, Peter (Patti) Smith of Wallkill, N.Y., Mary Smith of Goshen; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald J. Goerlitz; and brother Martin V. Smith.
Memorials to Monroe Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 841 Monroe, New York 10950; monroeems.org.
Funeral arrangements were made by Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Condolences may be left @ www.bmlfh.com.