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Kathleen A. Nainiger

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On January 28, 2018 @ 4:37 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 41 Comments

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KATHLEEN A. NAINIGER age 48, beloved daughter of James and Judith (nee Gron) dearest sister of Karen Malcolm (husband David), Kevin, and Kristen Bobes (husband Tyler); loving aunt of Ian Malcolm, Makenzie, Bridger, Lachlan “Lucky”, and Margaret “Margo” Bobes; cherished niece of Eugene and Mary Nainiger, Delores and Thomas Roethel, Darlene and Tim Kral, Susan and Herbert Wilson, Gary and Christie Gron, Susan and the late Thomas Kascak, Nancy and William Powell; dear cousin and friend of many.

Kathleen Nainiger was born June 11, 1969 and passed away January 26, 2018. She was a resident of Mentor on the Lake for the past 21 years and grew up in Euclid. Kathy graduated from Regina High School in 1987. She proudly worked as a Customer Service Manager for Progressive Insurance for many years. Kathy was a member at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. She enjoyed volunteering at Camp Happiness, a camp for special needs children. She had several hobbies and interest such as cooking, traveling, board games, make-up and bowling. Kathy was athletic and played softball and volleyball in her earlier years, but continued her love for sports cheering for the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. Family was very important to Kathy and she played a big role in the lives of her nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as private, kind and gentle individual with a witty sense of humor and was loved by her friends and family. Kathleen will be dearly missed.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Kathy at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) THURSDAY 4-8 PM.

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Condolence from Patsy Giegerich on January 29th, 2018 9:47 am

Our prayers are with you all. Nick and Patsy Giegerich

Condolence from Marilyn Kempf on January 29th, 2018 9:53 am

My deepest sympathies to Kathy’s family. Years ago, Kathy was on one of my teams at Progressive and I loved working with her. She will be missed.

Condolence from Renee Carter on January 29th, 2018 9:54 am

So sorry for your loss! Kathy Nainiger was an awesome manager with a beautiful smile. She will truly be missed. Prayers and Condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Trena Richard on January 29th, 2018 10:00 am

With a heavy heart I am sending my condolences for your loss. I had the privilege of having Kathy as my supervisor at Progressive Insurance and I am sad to hear that such a wonderful, caring and kind person has left us. The entire family will be in my prayers and I hope you find comfort in your time of need.

Condolence from Charlotte Carducci on January 29th, 2018 10:10 am

I am so sorry for you loss. I worked with Kathy years ago and she was a very special person. My prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Jazzmine Holland on January 29th, 2018 10:50 am

My deepest condolence to the family of Kathy. She was my manager at Progressive. Just remember sitting next to her talking to her about work, life and then get side tracked about makeup :). Kathy, you will truly be missed by your team and the entire Progressive family.

Condolence from Julie Podracky on January 29th, 2018 10:54 am

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Kathy touched a lot of people within the Progressive community and will be missed.

Condolence from Nancy Fleck on January 29th, 2018 11:20 am

Kathy was my manager many years ago at Progressive. I still saw her often. She was such a sweet, happy, caring and kind person. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Frank Payerchin on January 29th, 2018 12:28 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. Kathy was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Condolence from Raymond Shipley on January 29th, 2018 12:52 pm

I was very saddened to learn of Kathy’s passing. She was such a joy to know throughout the years we worked together and after. I learned a great many things about leading and living from her. My heart goes out to all the family and friends graced by her in the too short a time she was with us. You will be missed Kathy.

Condolence from Lucy Proctor Dohar on January 29th, 2018 12:53 pm

A bright, sweet light has gone out in this world. My heart goes out to all of you. I know that she was dearly loved by you and I am sure she was the best Aunt in the entire world! My thoughts and prayers are with you now and the coming days. I am blessed to have known her kindness and shining eyes.

Condolence from David Heilman on January 29th, 2018 1:37 pm

I can’t express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Kathy! She had been my manager for years , and I enjoyed working with her and having fun with her, from trainings to contests, to Pig-outs and talking sports, it was always a pleasure to be in her company. Kathy always had a great and positive attitude. She was always smiling and laughing. She made me feel special every time we worked together. We have some great people working at Progressive, but she was the nicest manager I have ever had. I have missed her since we went different directions at Progressive. She truly was a beautiful person, and I know she is in heaven today! As a family you have been truly blessed to have had her in your lives. My prayers will be with your family.

Condolence from Danette Edelman on January 29th, 2018 1:47 pm

Heaven has gained an angel. I worked with Kathy for a few years and she was such a kind hearted person. She will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to the Nainiger family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Spivey on January 29th, 2018 2:24 pm

My condolences on Katy’s passing she will be extremely missed, I met her while working at Progressive, she had a positive attitude and willing to help me in any way possible even though I wasn’t a member of her team.
We had many laughs together. Missing my friend & co-worker.

Condolence from Warren and Darla Morrell on January 29th, 2018 4:07 pm

Dear Kevin and Mackenzie, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We truly are all here on borrowed time and never know how long that will be. We pray that you let treasured memories help you through the toughest days. Please know you are in our thoughts.

Condolence from Shannon Smith on January 29th, 2018 6:26 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this time. There are never any words that make a situation like this any easier, but I can say that Kathy was my supervisor at Progressive for a short time before I moved on to a different team. She was funny, with a memorable laugh and always very welcoming. She will be missed greatly by her Progressive family. <3

Condolence from Kelli Dawn Hancock on January 29th, 2018 6:27 pm

I was a classmates of Kathleen’s at Regina. I can still hear her laugh echoing throughout the halls. She was always smiling and had a kind word for everyone. Always. It was a pleasure to have spent 4yrs with her. I offer my heartfelt condolences and know Kathleen left a mark on the world and made it a better place for all who knew her. God Bless!

Condolence from Kelli Drew on January 29th, 2018 7:19 pm

I feel so blessed to have known Kathy and honored to have called her my Supervisor before she went to work from home at Progressive. It was a sad day at Progressive. I will always love her. My deepest condolences to you all.

Condolence from Fran Canzone on January 29th, 2018 8:22 pm

I can’t find the words to say how deeply sorry my family and I are to learn that Kathy has passed. I will always remember our Brandywine Drive next door neighbors and their children. Kathy was always smiling.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Fran Canzone (Bokar)

Condolence from Lisa Henry on January 29th, 2018 8:44 pm

Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. I met Kathy when I started at Progressive back in 1989 and we worked together for several years. Though we went our separate ways within Progressive, we always stayed in touch. She always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face and such a positive inspiration. She will be missed by many. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

Condolence from Julie Ball (Bares) on January 29th, 2018 9:13 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Kathleen was a wonderful and caring person to have known. She will be truly missed. My prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Kathleen Berman on January 30th, 2018 11:15 am

I am deeply saddened by your loss. I have many fond memories of Kathy, and her sense of humor and her smile! She was a gift and a pleasure to work for. Kathy was a person I could count on to make me laugh and find the positive in any situation. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Chantal on January 30th, 2018 2:17 pm

To have known Kathy is a gift. A truly rare person that had a feisty spirit and loved family. Thank you for being a wonderful godmother to Makenzie. You will be sadly missed but your light will always shine to those that know you. Love and condolences to the family in this difficult time.

Condolence from Barbara Conti on January 30th, 2018 2:37 pm

Dear Jim and Judy and family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of Kathleen and the loss to your family.
My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to all. Hope to see you on Thursday.

Condolence from Gene Plaga on January 30th, 2018 2:41 pm

I am truly saddened to hear about the loss of Kathy. I had the pleasure of partnering with her almost weekly when we interviewed together. She was sensitive, empathetic, insightful, and would make me laugh constantly. I kept in touch with her after that process ended and would just reach out from time to time to share something funny because I knew she and I would end up laughing for a few. She was the type of person who could help you see things in perspective and just enjoy the moment. Take care of yourselves during this time.

Condolence from Mary Rodgers on January 30th, 2018 3:47 pm

Sorry for your loss. Kathy was one of those people, that always had a smile and made you feel good. I enjoyed working with her at Progressive. She always seemed to find the humor in every situation. I know she will be missed.

Condolence from Carla M Grant-Smith on January 30th, 2018 4:47 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to Kathy’s family. She was a peer of mine for couple of years. My heart and prayers are with your family in this time. She was always so helpful to me as a new leader. She will be deeply missed by her Progressive family.

Condolence from Sue Buchta on January 30th, 2018 5:59 pm

Jim, Judy, Karen, Kevin and Kristen…my deepest sympathies. I will remember Kathy as always smiling, always funny and the only one of my big sister’s friends who was actually, genuinely nice to me – all the time. Wishing you peace…
Sue (Barni) Buchta

Condolence from Kerry Suhar on January 30th, 2018 6:45 pm

Such a beautiful person, with a beautiful smile. I am shocked and saddened to hear about Kathy’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at Progressive. I am sending my heartfelt love and prayers to her family. May the happy memories of her help to ease your pain.

Condolence from Kim Light on January 31st, 2018 7:34 am

My deepest condolences. Kathy was an amazing lady and it was a pleasure to work with her in POC at Progressive. She was always smiling and a joy to talk to.

Condolence from Karen Valvoda on January 31st, 2018 4:03 pm

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to your family. I was privileged to know and work with Kathy for many, many years. Words cannot express what a truly special person she was. A beautiful soul that I feel very blessed to have known.

Condolence from Arlene E Charles on January 31st, 2018 9:06 pm

Prayers to Everyone who knew Kathy; she always had a beautiful smile!

Condolence from Gerri H. Stewart on February 1st, 2018 6:44 am

My condolences to the family . Kathy I am going to miss you so much! You were an Awesome Supervisor who helped me “want to do my job to the best of my ability”. Your favorite line “Don’t you want to do your job”. My heart is just so heavy because we had become so close, sharing more than just the job. I could always come and talk to you about the Girls and other things that were going on. My first thought when I heard of your passing were your Mom & Dad. I will be praying for them. I know you are in a better place but I still want to talk to you and get an IM from you. Heaven truly has an Angel. You will be missed dearly but NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Condolence from Monika(Gaser) Visalden on February 1st, 2018 8:02 am

My deepest sympathies to your family. I was so saddened to hear news of her passing. I attended grade school and high school with Kathy. We played softball in the summer during grade school and volleyball in high school. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She had such an infectious smile and laugh. She genuinely cared about everyone and had a heart of gold. Your family has gained a special angel to watch over you. May you find peace with the many memories of her.

Condolence from Linda Thomas on February 1st, 2018 9:29 am

Prayers of peace and comfort to Kathy’s family. She was beautiful inside and out. Her positive attitude radiated through her beautiful smiling face. She will be missed.

Condolence from John C. Bruening on February 1st, 2018 10:57 am

Jim, Judy, Karen, Kevin and Kristen: I’m deeply sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Your first understanding of community is the neighborhood where you grow up. With any luck, you find kindness and sincerity there and you take some of it with you wherever you go. I was lucky to know such a kind and genuine soul right at the end of my street. My memories of Kathy and your entire family continue to be a great gift. Condolences and peace to all of you.

Condolence from Tina Baker on February 1st, 2018 2:11 pm

My deepest condolences to the family! I was privileged to have known and work side by side with Kathy at Progressive! She was always smiling. She will be missed. Heaven truly gained another angel.

Condolence from Carla Petro on February 1st, 2018 5:06 pm

Kathy was the person who hired me at Progressive, and we worked together for many years. She was a mentor and a friend. She would just brighten your day with her contagious smile. She was a kind heart, who could find the positive side to anything. I will miss her dearly. Wishing peace to family and friends.

Condolence from Laura Kessel on February 2nd, 2018 3:07 pm

I’m very sorry for your loss, Mr. and Mrs. Nainiger and Kevin. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Judi and Jim Evans on February 6th, 2018 5:06 pm

We are sorry a loved one has passed away. our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sandra Ceccardi on February 9th, 2018 2:45 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to Kathy’s family. Kathy was such a nice person. She was always smiling with such a kind heart. It was a pleasure working with her over the years and will be missed but never forgotten.

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