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Kathleen J. (Michalski) Whitty

February 19, 1960 - October 20, 2021

Kathleen J. (Michalski) Whitty, 61, of Columbus, NJ, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Capital Health System in Hopewell, NJ.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Trenton, she settled in Edison for nearly 10 years before moving to Robbinsville for 15 years, and most recently lived in Columbus, NJ. Kathy graduated Glassboro St. College (now Rowan University) in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She began her career in Human Resources with Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, and most recently worked at Triple C Housing, a non-profit agency, for the past 13 years.

Kathy was married to her husband of 36 years, marrying on April 20, 1985. She most valued spending time with her husband, two children Patrick and Allison, and most especially her favorite sister, Barbara Curto. Her favorite past times included trips to the Atlantic City casinos and going down the shore. She was known for her selflessness, kind and enormous heart, and was always willing to offer a helping hand. Kathy was a dedicated worker, devoted wife, loving mother, sister, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Aileen (O’Rourke), Michalski; she is survived by her loving husband Joseph Whitty, her son, Patrick; her daughter Allison; her Aunt Joan Przywara; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Michael Curto; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ 08620.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00am at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ 08620.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to:

The American Lung Association ( or ALS Greater Philadelphia Chapter (

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