Kathleen M. Henry Bilski

May 18th, 1943 - January 6th, 2019

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Kathleen M. (Henry) Bilski, age 75, of Millcreek passed away peacefully Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born on May 18, 1943 in Erie, PA, daughter of the late John W. and Mildred (Welsh) Henry.

Kathleen graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School and Academy High School, Class of 1961. She worked as a secretary at Erie General Electric for many years. A devoted mother, Kathleen enjoyed being involved in and supporting the activities of her two children over the years. She was active in various P.T.A. positions within the Millcreek School District, receiving a lifetime membership award in the National P.T.A. She also played tennis for many years, participating in leagues at Pennbriar Athletic Club. She loved gardening and spending time outdoors on her property where she and her husband, Richard, built their home.

            In past years, she volunteered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in their various outreach efforts, and then more recently concentrated on caring for family members who were ill.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Maureen Aitken, a brother, William P. Henry, a niece, Laura (Klopfer) Wright, and a nephew, Thomas N. Aitken. She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Edward C. and Regina (Jean) Bilski, as well as a brother-in-law, Ronald E. Bilski.

            She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Bilski; daughter, Krystyna S. Bilski and her fiancé, Charles Pearce, of Erie; son, Peter R. Bilski of Erie; sister, Judith Klopfer of Erie; brothers, John (Michael) Henry and his wife, Katrina, and Daniel J. Henry and his wife, Rebecca, all of Erie; sister-in-law, Kathleen Henry of Erie; brother-in-law, Thomas N. Aitken of Palm Coast, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her grand dogs, Duncan and Ranger, and grand cats, Pawl and Lady Derringer.

            In honoring Kathleen’s wishes, calling hours, visitation, and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street.  

            Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Erie.