Kathie Boyuk, born November 20, 1944, died October 22, 2020. Kathleen “Kathie” Boyuk was born in Springfield, Ohio and spent a significant portion of her youth and formative days in Warner Robbins, Georgia with her parents, Rodney & Hilda McDonald and sister, Jan Testa. She attended the University of Georgia and later transferred to Kent State University where she met her husband, Walter Charles Boyuk. They were married in 1965 and had two children, Tonia Boyuk and Peter Boyuk.
Kathie entered the workforce in sales for cable and broadcast television. She then joined the Hameroff/Milenthal/Spence advertising agency, eventually serving as Vice President. She and her son worked together running the Boyuk Agency for 8 years. She then brought her decades of experience to Action for Children, serving in development and marketing.
She was a loving and caring mother who accepted the challenges of parenting with open and loving arms. Her involvement and contributions to Easter Seals were significant and she would want to express her thanks for all the services they provided the family. She would also want to thank all the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital who helped the family survive and prosper.
Kathie was a grandmother to two girls, Cassidy and Macy Boyuk. She was the compassionate anchor of an active and close family. The family spent nearly every Sunday together sharing dinner and planning their next adventure. Kathie treasured her relationship with her entire family, including her daughter-in-law Elizabeth, sister Jan, and an important collection of extended family members, including Jenny & Joel, Josh & Joanne, Carolyn & Dave, Marissa & Matt, Dante, Dominic, John & Kathleen, Joe & Brenda, Paul & Sheryl, Chuck, Barbara, Virginia, Janet & Paul, Ann & Larry, Mary Alice, Ron & Marilyn, Stan & Beth, Nancy & Bernie, Gary, Jim, Boris, Craig & Mary, Tim & Tonia, and everyone in the Singer, Boyuk, and Ferroni families. There are not enough words to express her love for all of you.
She was an avid world traveler, stopping in every major city (and more than a few obscure villages) across the globe.
Kathie was very committed to her church, St. Brendan. There she was married, baptized her children, taught Pre-Cana, helped fund new churches and expansions and played an active role in the school.
She was grateful to have the friendship of many, many dear friends, which are too numerous to list. Please know that all of you are deeply loved and your continued support to the family is greatly appreciated. You filled her life with meaning and love. Thank you.
Kathie was a vibrant and caring woman and loved deeply by many. She will be missed every day.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Brendan Church.