Love and memories last forever...
  • 41 years old
  • Born on October 18, 1976 .
  • Passed away on April 20, 2018 .

Kathryn Emily Rengepis

October 18, 1976 – April 20, 2018

Woolwich Township, NJ

Kathryn (Kathy) Emily Rengepis, daughter of Rev. Demetrios Calogredes and the late Hresanthe Calogredes, beloved wife to her husband, John, “Super Mom” to daughter Zoe and son James, loving sister to Steve and Nick, “sisters” Helen and Danielle, devoted aunt to Leo, Kristianna, Anastasia and Jenna, and wonderful daughter-in-law to John and Pauline, passed away after a long illness on Friday April 20, 2018.

Kathy was born in Queens, NY and grew up in West Virginia, Trenton and Long Island. She graduated from Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ, received her Bachelor’s at Lehigh University which included a semester in Nottingham, England, and MBA from NYU. While working in finance in New York City, she met and fell in love with John. After moving to Woolwich, and becoming a mom to two precious children, Kathy’s career and lifestyle quickly changed. She soon adapted to and embraced the rural community. Kathy turned a house into a home filled with joy and happiness for John and their children.

Kathy had the innate ability to build friendships with anyone. She recognized the needs of others and would always put aside her own time to provide a helping hand. Her compassion has left her with friendships others admire. Kathy always resonated with positive energy and her kindness not only touched those who had the opportunity to meet her, she created a lasting advocacy for the parents and children living within her community by starting SEPAC (Special Education Parents Advisory Committee) in Woolwich to educate parents about available programs to help their children.

Kathy was an active member at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill where she was a Sunday School teacher and counselor for the Summer day camp. Her devotion, love and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has guided her through her life and always. Although Kathy and John were only married 11 years, the love that they shared for each other could not be matched. Her beauty is eternal and will never be forgotten.

Viewing will be at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ, Tuesday April 24th, 2-4 pm and 6:30-9pm, and April 25th 9-10 am followed by Funeral Services at 10 am. Burial Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in Kathy’s Honor to the St. Thomas Youth Ministry.

Posted by Charlene Leland on 26th April 2018
With so much sadness. It was the most beautiful viewing/funeral service i’ve ever attended. 7 priests, the full traditions. She is an angel in heaven where she was needed more to continue her service to God. As she truly was an angel on earth. Praying for peace and strength for husband Johnny, her beautiful young children & loving family she left behind. We will miss you, Tim & Betsy
Posted by Stelios Fragkos on 25th April 2018
Kelly and I were so sad to hear of the passing of our beloved Kathy. May God rest her soul in peace and grant strenth to her family to overcome this loss. Kelly, Stelios and family from Athens Greece
Posted by Fr Jim/Presvytera Doukas on 22nd April 2018
Our hearts are broken with the news of Kathy’s passing. Our memories are when we met her as a baby in Astoria; attending her baptism; and meeting up with her Mom at least 4 times a week to stroll this precious baby up and down Steinway in Astoria where we lived about 4 blocks from one another. Later when we all moved - Kathys family to Wheeling and we to Ft Wayne, we would periodically meet in Columbus and spend a few days together. When her brothers were born we were blessed to become godparents to Nick. Her family moved east and we moved north but always kept in touch and occasionally visited in Trenton. From a young age the attributes describing Kathy above existed from a child and we were so proud to see her accomplishments in college and then see her flourish as a Wife and Mom. To her beloved family, we express our sincerest sympathy. All we can offer you now is our prayers that God grant you all the needed strength during this difficult time. May God keep her memory eternal. Love from “Theo” Jim and “Thea” Goldie.
Posted by Audret Mcswiggan on 22nd April 2018
I am so very saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. A beautiful lady with a heart of pure kindness and caring. I am so blessed to have had the chance to get to know her. My heartfelt prayers, love, and strength to her family. Rest in Peace with God and the Angels. God,Bless. Much love, Audrey McSwiggan
Posted by Georgeann Miller on 22nd April 2018
What a devastating loss to our St. Thomas family and community. Kathy was such a devoted mother, wife, daughter, educator and volunteer. She always had a smile on her face and was very kind and friendly to all. May her soul Rest in Peace and her Memory be Eternal. May the Good Lord bring comfort to her family in this extremely difficult time.

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