Kathy Pawlitsch

  • Born: June 24, 1950
  • Died: May 15, 2018
  • Location: Westlake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011

Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Sister, Aunt, Friend

Kathy L. Pawlitsch, 67, of Westlake passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was born June 24, 1950 to the late Robert and Catherine Cooper in Cleveland, OH.
Kathy began her career working in the retail business for Higbee's Department Store in downtown Cleveland where she started her 25 year career as a buyer. She moved on to Kline's Department Store as an on-the-road sales representative for their clothing line. She pursued her love of flowers by going to floral school and then purchasing her own floral business in Avon named A Secret Garden. She was an amazing cook and loved entertaining at her home. She and her husband have a vacation home in Lakewood Ranch, FL that she designed and they built together.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Herb; brother Robert (Ruth) Cooper of Baker, FL; sister Linda Cooper; Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan Mould of Alexandria, VA.; brother in-law Joseph (Denise) Pawlitsch; nephews Timothy, Brian Delfs, Billy Delfs and nieces Cassie (son Kyle), Jennifer (Dan) Wolters, and Jessica (Chris) Leary.
Kathy loved her dogs Darla, Rascal, Spanky, Skeeter, and Misty or any other dog that crossed her path. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Animal Protective League of Lorain County 7202 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035
The family will receive friends Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2pm-5pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 DETROIT RD AVON, OH. 440-937-6175 www.buschcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Herb
So sorry to hear about Kathy. You are both in our thoughts. I will never forget the days of Skeeter and Misty and all the guidance Kathy gave to me.
Deepest sympathy
Susan Manuel and Edward Toth

Posted by A friend   May 27, 2018

Dear Herb, My prayers for you are sent. Kathy was a precious gift of love, cheer and laughter to Jon and me. She shared everything, she gave unconditionally to all she met and knew. I feel so privileged that God let me know her and you. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this most difficult time. Andrea

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2018


I want to offer my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Tom Gannon - Cleveland, OH - Classmate   May 21, 2018

Herb, There are no words suitable at a time like this. Know you're in my thoughts and prayers. Allow those who know and love you to lend their strength and support in this difficult time.

Posted by Sandra Chapman - Nova, OH - Coworker   May 21, 2018

Herb, keeping you in my prayers. You have my deepest condolences. Darla will be fine, you have each other...

Posted by Anita Mays - Cleveland, OH   May 20, 2018

I'm so sorry, Herb.
Kathy was a wonderful lady,
She will be missed.
My prayers are with you.

Posted by Angel Vanadia - North Olmsted, OH   May 18, 2018

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

Jim and Cindy Dutli

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2018

A kind woman with an infectious laugh and endearing sense of humor. Full of love - love of flowers, love of dogs, love of Herb. She will be remembered and missed.

Posted by Theresa Robertson - Lakewood, OH - acquaintance   May 18, 2018


Although we have not been in touch.
All my memories of Kathy are fond.
She has an amazing spirit. Peace
be with you.
Char McDonnell

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2018


May your heart and soul find peace and comfort by the outpouring of love surrounding you.


Posted by Windy - Cleveland, OH   May 18, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of my special friend. I will always remember Kathy and the fun times we shared together. Kathy loved flowers and one of our favorite places was the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon. We loved lunching outside with the beautiful gardens, the sound of running water and walking through the butterfly house. Kathy and I also shared a love for animals. She was very knowledgeable on animal behavior. And she loved Chinese food. I will miss this beautiful lady.

Posted by A friend   May 18, 2018

Posted by Kathy Nix-Fintz - Westlake, OH   May 18, 2018

Hi Herb, So sorry for your loss. What a lovely lady with a wonderful life with everyone she knew and especially you. We live in Panama City, Florida now so cannot come up to express our sympathy personally, but it is heartfelt nonetheless. Our love of animals is the same and we will make a donation in Kathys name to the ASPCA? Your friend, Arnie Olecki & Beverly.

Posted by A friend   May 17, 2018

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