Condolences for Kathryn L. Burgoyne


William Miller posted on 4/23/20

I only learned about this this past Easter because my brother and me were talking. I knew my Cousin Kathyrn about as much as a I knew a stranger. I knew her and Sally as gorgeous women though. Beautiful. To read about accomplishments, well. I know that to be true because my Mom, Mary Brasch Miller, was her Aunt. My condolences to my cousin's and grandkids. Florida branch of the family Brasch...


Cathy Pelusi posted on 10/8/18

Tom, I am so sorry that I just recently heard of the passing of your beloved wife, Kathy, and would like to express my sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Although I have not seen the two of you in years, I have always looked forward to receiving your Christmas card, knowing that our working together, years ago with the FBI, has kept us connected. Kathy was always as "sweet as pie" and after reading her obituary, her "service before self" is such a tribute to her life. She is certainly in God's hands and her memory will remain in the hearts of everyone that she touched.


Susan Meek posted on 9/18/18

Tom, Temple and I just saw the notice of Kathy's passing. So sorry for you and your family. She was a sweetie and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are you with you yours. Susan


Susan Rossmeisl posted on 9/17/18

Tom, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. What a treasure it was you were able to visit her recently. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Reading about your mom's life, she sounded like a wonderful human being with a beautiful soul. She's in heaven watching over you all now. With Love, Sue Rossmeisl


Scott Gallagher posted on 9/14/18

Tom and family - I was shocked to hear the dad news. My deepest sympathies to your family. Kathy was a wonderful person whose kindness could warm a room.


Juliette Ghaphery Breit posted on 9/14/18

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Tom, children, grandchildren and all of the Oliver girls. I was so very shocked to learn of Kathy’s passing. As her classmate both at SJA and Wheeling Jesuit, I have known Kathy to be the kindest, warmest, and most exuberant personality......always uplifting to be around. She has left you all too soon. May she rest in the peace of the Lord and may you receive His Comfort in your loss.


Thomas Altemus posted on 9/13/18

The Altemus family in Connecticut, Thomas, Christine, Bonnie, William, Maiken and Jefrrey send their deepest condolences. We are with you and spirit and deeply regret the passing of our dear cousin. Our thoughts will be with you all in Wheeling this week. Love and regrets from us all.


SHERRY THOMANN RUSSELL posted on 9/13/18



Silva and Mike Horan and Family posted on 9/13/18

Mr. Burgoyne - Mike and I were so sad to hear of your loss. Your wife was always so sweet to me and always happy to see me ! I will miss her pretty smite ! She was a wonderful lady !! However I know she is in a wonderful place sitting at the table with our LORD JESUS. We will keep you and your family in our prayers ! God Bless you !


Al Lamoreaux posted on 9/13/18

Sorry about your loss, Tom


Joe Allen posted on 9/13/18

I just learned of Kathy's passing. She was someone I always enjoyed seeing as she always had a smile on her face and a good word for everyone. You couldn't help but be uplifted in her presence. My sincere sympathies to Tom and the family. She was a great lady and will be sorely missed. God bless her.


Robert E Gessler posted on 9/13/18

From the times we used to bug the Oliver girls on the porch on Washington Ave on the way home from St Michaels where their Mom was our teacher, Kathy was such a friendly, loving person with the smile that entered your heart. I will always remember her kindness whenever we would run into each other. My sympathy to the family.


Sean and Tammy Burgoyne posted on 9/13/18

Erin, Tommy, Beth, Uncle Tom. Tammy & I were so sad to hear the news. Auntie Kathy has helped to change the lives and was loved by SO many! We were both torn. Sending love and prayers to all of you and hope to see you soon.


Juanita Slater posted on 9/12/18

To Mr. Burgoyne and "The Oliver Sisters" Please accept our sympathy in the loss of Kathy. We found out too late to express our feelings in person. You are in our prayers. Carl & Juanita Slater


Dan Showalter posted on 9/12/18

Tom i am so sorry for your loss, you and your wife are great people.


Charles and Susie Steele posted on 9/12/18

Tom, our prayers are with you and your family. Kathy was a special person and we were privileged to know her for almost sixty-five years. She was the epitome of a good neighbor and friend to so many. God grant Kathy eternal peace and comfort to you. Sincerely, Chuck and Sue


Mary K Meyer posted on 9/12/18

Tom and family. I am sorry for you loss. Tom and Kathy hold a special place in my heart. She was such a wonderful person. God Bless you and your family.


Dave and Teresa McGuckin posted on 9/11/18

We were so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. It was always a pleasure to see you both when we were in Wheeling visiting Debra and Ron. Prayers going out for you and your family


Judith Marsh posted on 9/11/18

To you Tom,your Children, and Suzanne, Peggy, Carol and Toni My heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you in your sadness. Sorry I was not able to tell you in person.


Rita Sedosky posted on 9/11/18

Tom, Erin, Carol. Prayers to your entire families. Kathy’s memories will always be in your hearts. God has a special angel in heaven.


Michele & Tom Watson posted on 9/11/18

Tom & Michele Watson Sorry for your loss. Kathy will be missed. God bless your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have been neighbors for years and we will think of her often.


Sam, Dawn and Nazzaro family posted on 9/11/18

Our love to Tom and the whole family. Kathy was the epitome of a great wife, mom, grandma and friend -- Kathy and her family are in our loving prayers.


Tim and Jan Cullighan posted on 9/11/18

So sorry to hear about Kathy. Ours prayers are with you and your family


Bill Galloway posted on 9/11/18

Have known Kathy since shortly after she & Tom began seeing each other and was at their wedding.


Kayla Waldie posted on 9/11/18

Tom and Family, Sending you prayers of peace and comfort of knowing that when we die our soul keeps living with God in heaven. May you find joy in the memories your mother gave you and the gift she was in your life. May you find strength from those around you and in the Lord above.


David “Dubie” Dailer posted on 9/11/18

Kathy was the epitome of kindness, thoghtfulness, generosity and goodness. God has welcomed her into his kingdom with open arms.


Wendy Byrne posted on 9/11/18

Mr. Burgoyne, Beth, Joe and the entire Burgoyne family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burgoyne was one of a kind, a truly lovely person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Chuck and Wendy Byrne


marcie lollini posted on 9/11/18

i can not know how to express my feelings about this beautiful person


WV Association of Counties posted on 9/11/18

Tom and family, We are sorry for your loss. Kathy was a wonderful, fun loving person. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers! From you county wide family.


Pat Ryan Casey ‘61 posted on 9/11/18

Kathy was a good friend back in the day. We use to laugh a lot and had the same sense of humor. It is sad and tonight I will pray for her and the rest of her family. God bless you all❤️


Rob Kulpa posted on 9/11/18

Tom and Family, I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Kathy. There was not a time that I ran into her that she was not smiling from ear to ear. I am blessed to have known her! May God bless you all during this very difficult time.


Lesa Fisher and family posted on 9/11/18

Tom and family: we are so sorry for your loss, she was such a lovely lady. I'll never forget the times we spent together ( our girls day) with her dear friend Susie.


Dennis Weitzel posted on 9/11/18

Tom and family. My sympathies to all of you. Kathy was a special person to all . She was a great friend during my time at Wheeling and I am so glad we maintained that friendship through the years. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers .are with you. Dennis Weitzel


Diane Pappas posted on 9/11/18

Dear Tom and family, I am so saddened to hear of the news of Kathy's death. I was a year behind her at Wheeling College. Kathy was one of the first upper classmen that I met who reached out to me and became like a sister to me. She mentored me and I will never forget her effervescent spirit and warm smile. Oh Kathy, may you enjoy the wonders of heaven and rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to you, Tom, and family. Diane DiPiero Pappas


Sheila Harper Greene posted on 9/10/18

Tom, I am so sorry. I will miss seeing Kathy at Kroger.... Her genuine smile was infectious! My heart is heavy for you and your family. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you.






GERI NAGY posted on 9/10/18

Kathy Burgoughe


Jim Wells '62 posted on 9/10/18

I remember her as a bright star in our class. I'm sorry for your loss.


Greg Dailer posted on 9/10/18

So sad for your loss. Blessings and God speed. Greg and Lynne Dailer


Jim Fornia posted on 9/10/18

So sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy. My condolences to Tom and his family.She was a great friend and classmate of the class of 1962. I will miss her.


Don and Rosemary Benson ‘61 ‘62 posted on 9/10/18

Remembered and honored by all who knew her!


Kym Pugh Starks posted on 9/10/18

They say behind every great man.there is a great woman. Mr Burgoyne is a great man. I’d never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Burgoyne,but the shared memories have let me peek into what a great woman she was. My heartfelt prayers for your family, Mr Burgoyne.


Safety Pup posted on 9/10/18

This can't be real. I was just dreaming about a phone call between Kathy, Tom, and I a few days ago. This isn't fair. I have no idea what happened, but Tom....I....I have no words. I am so sorry. I loved that woman to bits. I tried to call and when I heard her voice on the answering machine, I lost it. I am so sorry. Please know that I love you and your family so much.


Paul & Kathy Boron posted on 9/10/18

We will miss seeing Kathy at Sonny Boys for Sunday morning breakfast and will always remember her smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Lola Miller posted on 9/10/18

Tom, Kathy was a truly wonderful person and she will be dearly missed. My prayers will be frequent for you and your family.


Aimée Noonan posted on 9/10/18

My deepest sympathy on your loss. I have fond memories of cheering on the Cardinals basketball team with Kathy when we were in college.


Tom Bechtel posted on 9/10/18

If you didn't have a smile, Kathy always gave you one of hers. A special person.


Marjorie Burke posted on 9/10/18

My most sincere sympathies to Tom and family on the passing of a great and wonderful lady.


Cindy Barone posted on 9/10/18

God bless you Kathy, and your entire family. I will always remember you with that beautiful smile, and asking about my Mother each time I saw you. Pray for us, as we will for you. God sent you to light up our world, which you did, and now may eternal light shine upon you forever.


Teresa Tarr posted on 9/10/18

I only met Mrs. Burgoyne once or twice through her husband Tom. However, he often speaks of his family with great pride and love. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


T om Shahady posted on 9/10/18

Tom and Family. I was truly saddened to hear about Kathy. She was always one of my favorites at Wheeling Jesuit. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. She was a special person and will be missed.


Carol Bell posted on 9/10/18

Tom and family, I am saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. Her loving spirit was a gift to us all. May all your warm memories ease the sorrow that you feel. Sending my heartfelt sympathy. God Bless you.


H Lawrence Jones posted on 9/10/18

Tom and Family: With our deepest sympathy in the passing of Kathy. She will be missed by all those who knew her. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. H. Lawrence (Larry) Jones and Sue Blevins


Mike Carman posted on 9/10/18

Kathy's presence lit up a room. Her spirit was infectious and treasured by all who knew her. She always showed loving kindness to all around her. I have very fond memories of her at the ball fields keeping book and at your house. Our loss is heaven's gain. The world is a little less bright with her not in it. I will miss Kathy very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I know my life was better because I knew her.



Donald Botizan posted on 9/10/18

God has called one of his angels on earth back home. She will be truly missed here on earth but not forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.


Francine Storch posted on 9/10/18

Kathy was one of my very favorite classmates at St. joseph’s Academy class of ‘58. Her smile & laugh will always be remembered! I have loved seeing her at our reunions & it was always just like old times talking with her & laughing with her! Sending hugs & sympathy to Tom & all the family.


Sister Carmella Campione posted on 9/10/18

Tom, You and your loved ones are in my heart and in my prayers as we mourn the death of Kathy. She was a joy to know, a friend to cherish, and a woman of faith to model in her life of service to her family, her friends, and her faith community. I shall miss her smile, her laugh, and her compassion whenever we met. Our world is less beautiful, and our lives are less peace filled because Kathy is now celebrating life with her God.


Loretta Metz posted on 9/10/18

If there were words to ease and comfort you or actions to ease the hurt you feel, the Metz Family would say or do what was needed. Instead we will pray for you and hold you in our hearts. Kathy was a special person who was defined by love, compassion and service. That smile and that laugh could make anyone feel better in a nano second. We love you and know the love and courage you have as a family will see you through as you support each other. You are her legacy of love.


Ashley & Mario posted on 9/9/18

So sorry for your loss! You will be deeply missed Kathy!!


George and Kathy Krelis posted on 9/9/18

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Tom and family we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


George and Kathy Krelis posted on 9/9/18

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Tom, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Amy Jackson posted on 9/9/18

Mr. Burgoyne, Erin, Tommy, Beth and family....I am so incredibly sad and sorry for your loss. Like everyone, I have such fond memories of Mrs. Burgoyne. From her visits with us at Saint Anselm to her welcoming us to West Virginia, I will always recall her love for her kids and her kind words to her children's friends. Please know I am thinking of you during this time.


Barbara (Jasko-Fisher) LOHR posted on 9/9/18

Tom and ALL family---so sorry to read about Kathy--she truly was a sweet kind person--I will remember her in my prayers.


Michiel W. Carman posted on 9/9/18

Tom you and your family will be in my prayers. I will always rember the years you, Kathy, Sue, and I chased after the kids from ball field to ball field. Those were truly wonderful times. I sympathize with you for your loss.


David Ackermann posted on 9/9/18

Dear Tom and Family: Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of Kathy. I will keep Kathy and the family in my prayers.


Mike Cabotaje posted on 9/9/18

My deepest condolences to the Burgoyne family. I have fond memories of Mrs. Burgoyne from my days at St. Michael’s and CCHS. I will always remember her as the proud and always super kind mom of my friend Tom and an enthusiastic supporter of our schools when we were kids. Tom, Mr. Burgoyne, and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of great loss.



Bob and Sandy Morgan posted on 9/9/18

Tom, we so are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers . Kathy will be missed by everyone.


EJ Perring-Wellington Class of "58" posted on 9/9/18

Our vibrant Kathy is gone too soon - sympathy to Tom and family. She was my high school friend and our good times will long be remembered.


Linda & Bernie Byrum posted on 9/9/18

Tom and family, Bernie and I send our most sincere condolences to you. Kathy will always remain in our prayers. God bless you all. Linda & Bernie Byrum


Don Gaus posted on 9/9/18

Tom, We are so sorry about Kathy. She was such a wonderful person, and she surely will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Don and Judy Gaus


Melissa Cushing posted on 9/9/18

So incredibly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. It was nice to spend time with Mr. and Mrs. Burgoyne on Cape Cod and with Beth and her family so many years ago. I know Mrs. Burgoyne will be so, so, so missed. Love to you all.


David and Ange Lavy Joel posted on 9/9/18

Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you, Tom, and your dear family. We are so sorry. Keeping you in our hearts and in our prayers.


Toni A Dixon posted on 9/9/18

With heartfelt sympathy from Toni, Scott and Sofia Dixon of Peabody


Pam Dailer Salestrom posted on 9/9/18

Dear Tom and family, I am so sad to hear of Kathy's passing. I see her constantly smiling and expressing her joy of family and life. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. We will cherish all of the lovely memories.


Lynne Koehler Bailey posted on 9/9/18

Dear Tom and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.i was both shocked and saddened to learn of her passing. Kathy and I first met in 1966 when she supervised my training in the microbiology laboratory of what is now the USEPA Wheeling Office and shared many special times during the years while she worked there. May God bring comfort to the Family and give them the strength to deal with their sad loss in the days, weeks and months ahead.


Michele Dofka Young posted on 9/9/18

FRED AND TONI: I am so sad to hear about Kathy. She was a special person throughout her life. I am sending you gentle hugs and prayers and hope to attend her visitation or mass in her honor.



Stephanie Scalese posted on 9/9/18

I remember all the memories of Kathy in Boston at Katie and Joey’s games, graduations, birthdays, and cookouts! I will miss your smile.


Shirley Lackey Thomas posted on 9/9/18

Tom I’m so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I really enjoyed meeting her. So glad you were two were able to enjoy the Naples property a couple times. I know you will be lost without her. Please come to Florida and see John and I this winter. You two can play golf together.


Rosemary Bevins posted on 9/9/18

We loved her in Peabody Mass- her positive presence , her beautiful smile and her abundance love of her family will always be with us


Dennis R Albaugh posted on 9/9/18

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of kathy. Denny Albaugh


Bob Reasbeck posted on 9/9/18

Never saw Mrs. B without a smile on her face. Will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers & condolences to your family from mine.