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Kathryn Black

August 31, 1953 — July 16, 2019

Kathryn Ann Black, 65, of Back Street, Midland passed into eternal life Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. Born on August 31, 1953 in Frostburg she was the daughter of the late John Patrick McMahon, Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Meyers) McMahon.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Theodore “Rick” Frederick Black, Jr. on September 10, 2017 and two brothers Phil and Tom McMahon.

Kathy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the parish Sodality. A graduate of Bishop Walsh class of 1971, she continued her education at Frostburg State University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and her Master’s in Reading and Literacy. Her career began at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Westernport where she taught first and second grade for over 20 years. She continued her teaching career at St. Michael’s Catholic School as Principle and concluded her career working in Special Education in Allegany County Schools and as Student Teaching Advisor for Frostburg State University. During her 44 years as an educator, Kathy touched many lives of countless students and their families.

She was an avid gardener with a love for flowers. She enjoyed traveling, especially the many cruises with her car club friends. She and Rick enjoyed classic cars and were members of the Queen City Region Antique Car Club and the Western Maryland Street Rod Club.

She is survived by her daughter Monica Denise Black of Midland; siblings Pat McMahon and wife Sue Ann, Mary Layman and husband Darrell, Joe McMahon and wife Jan, Paul McMahon, Teresa Martin, Cecilia Hite and husband Bobby, Jim “Fugie” McMahon, Tim McMahon and wife Marcia, Sue Pyles and husband Greg, Gail Weidman and husband David and Rose Cullen and husband Jamie; brother-in-law Allan Gates and wife Betty and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was a friend to all she met and always had a smile; she will be missed by many.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Midland with Fr. Ed Hendricks as celebrant. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 AM. Inurnment will be held at Rocky Gap Cemetery at a later date. Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland is assisting the family.

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