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Kathleen M. DeRooy, 58, of Mentor, Ohio passed away suddenly on January 13, 2018 at Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby with her family by her side. She was born October 17, 1959 in Erie, PA.

Mrs. DeRooy graduated from Gannon University and worked as an auditor in public accounting, and also as an accountant in education and healthcare. She was an active member of St. John Vianney parish for over 30 years, working as a festival volunteer, and helping in the parish office and at All Saints School. Above all else, her true passion in life was caring for her entire family, especially spending time with her precious grandson, Colson. She enjoyed vacationing at the ocean, shopping with her daughters, going to the zoo, watching Mad Men, and going out for a nice dinner and a movie.

Survivors are her loving husband, Pete DeRooy; beloved daughters, Danielle (Matthew) Franko, and Carrie (Brian Wagner) DeRooy; treasured grandson, Colson Franko; her devoted parents, Daniel and Geraldine (Kinecki) Tomczak; two cherished brothers, Mike (Brenda) Tomczak, and Ron (Stephanie Persanyi) Tomczak; and her loyal beagle, Lucy.

Family and friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060.

Additionally, a memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at St. Casimir Church, 629 Hess Avenue, Erie, PA 16503.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231, donate online at

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