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Kathryn "Kathy" Fredricks

Kathryn “Kathy” A. (Lagitch) Fredricks, 76, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Glens Falls Hospital. Kathryn was born in Troy, the daughter of the late John A. Lagitch Sr. and Helen (Dooley) Fredricks and the loving wife of the late Raymond G. Fredricks Sr.

She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, class of 1962 and retired from Hudson Valley Community College as the Automotive Service Education Program Coordinator.

Kathy is survived by her three sons, Raymond Fredricks Jr. (Maritza) of San Diego, California, David Fredricks (Cathy) of Poestenkill and Michael Fredricks (Melissa) of Melrose; her grandchildren, Kelsey Fredricks, Kaylin Fredricks, Connor Fredricks, Rachel Fredricks, Andrea Fredricks and Joseph Fredricks: her brother, John Lagitch Jr. (Patricia) and sister Mary Jean (Lagitch) Marsters (John) and her precious dog “Patches”.  She was predeceased by her beloved sister Barbara “Bonnie” (Lagitch) Matthews

A private service will be held for immediate family due to the circumstances. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy at 12:30 p.m.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathy for many years at HVCC. She was a great person and always had a smile on her face. RIP Kathy.

Sue Glaude Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

The Fredricks Family~I am so sorry for your loss! Kathy was a great companion to my mother, Marilyn, at Brookdale East. I always enjoyed her company....I used to call them dumb and dumber and they would laugh and dance, they were happy together. I hope your fond memories carry you through this difficult time!Fondly,Cindy Butler

cindelu58@gmail.com Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I worked with Kathy for many years at HVCC. She was always friendly, funny and fun to be with! I am very lucky to have known her. Although I retired from the Math and Engineering Dept in 2010, I remember her well. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.

Cherie Pash-Corr Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, was the beloved Mother of the GM and Chrysler programs at HVCC. She was the rock that held those programs together. I had the great fortune to teach in those programs for many years; seeing firsthand everything she did for all our students. Not to mention she was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

Daniel Benoit HVCC Automotive Dep. Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and Family,Sorry about your mom's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Pete Kerwin Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Jean and John,So sorry to learn of Kathy's passing. All of my memories of our shared childhood are good ones. Prayers for Kathy and your family.

Kathy Schongar Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy RIP - you haven't changed since our years at CCHS.

Carole Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Fredricks and Lagitch Families, We are absolutely heartbroken by the loss of our dear friend Kathy. It's hard to put into words how caring, generous and kind she truly was. Whether taking care of her family or helping her students out whenever they asked, she was always there for anyone who needed her. She always put others first. A caretaker by nature, she made sure her family and friends were comfortable and safe. We will miss her holiday get togethers and seeing the happiness she got from giving someone the "perfect" Christmas gift. Her happiest moments were when she talked about her kids and grandkids. There has never been a prouder Mother and Grammy. She loved you all so much and we know how much you loved her too. Rest peacefully my cherished friend, surrounded by those who loved you and went before. You will be missed more than you could ever know.

Maria, Jason, Michael and Katerina Stanco Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

Ray, Mike, Dave and FamilyWe are very sorry to hearabout the passingof your mom (our Aunt Kathy). What a great lady! Always full of laughs and smiles. Her uncanny wit remained with her evenin the later days. We will miss her at our summer parties and the occasional meetings at 41. May your hearts and minds be at peace knowing she is back with the Fredricks and Lagitch family members who have been waiting on her. Especially your dad (our Uncle Ray). RIP Aunt Kathy we Love you and will miss you. Say hey to my dad for us, Im sure he has a Coors light ready for you!Ray, Deb, Aerica and LexPeace

rfredri1@nycap.rr.com Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM