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Katy Berquist

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On May 7, 2022 @ 3:06 pm In Obituaries,Willoughby Hills | 27 Comments

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KATHRYN E. “KATY” BERQUIST age 34, died peacefully at home after her battle with cancer; cherished daughter of Allen Berquist and Janel (nee Aicher) Moore (husband Bruce); loving sister of Brian (wife Jennie); devoted aunt of Abby; dearest close friend of Nate Allen; beloved niece, cousin, and friend of many. 

Contributions may be made in memory of Katy to San Francisco SPCA Animal Shelter [1] or the Cleveland Animal Protective League [2] or the National Park Foundation [3].  

Katy was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Richmond Heights High School, Class of 2005.  She went on to graduate from The University of Dayton in 2010 with a Mechanical Engineering degree.  She loved her many years living in California and especially enjoyed traveling internationally, rock climbing, and hiking.  While all who know Katy feel her 34 years of life was way too short, it is about what she did in those years. She was proud to have seen Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Ireland, Thailand, Germany, Belgium, and Turkey.  Katy was fiercely independent, strong-willed, always laughing and had an amazing sense of humor, and certainly lived by her own rules.  She will be deeply missed by many and remembered always. 

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10 AM at St. John of the Cross Parish, 140 Richmond Rd., Euclid (Please meet at church). Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Katy at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 5-8 PM.  

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Condolence from Marlene Brayson on May 7th, 2022 4:10 pm

Our hearts and prayers are with you.

With Love,
Ron & Marlene

Condolence from Judi Skowronski on May 7th, 2022 6:52 pm

To all of Katy’s family and friends:
I am so sorry for your loss! Katy was a kind, beautiful, intelligent child at Richmond Hts. Elementary, and I was blessed to be her 2nd grade teacher. It comforts me that she lived her life to the fullest and was able to experience so many adventures. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from James Arnold on May 7th, 2022 7:50 pm

Janel I am so sorry for your loss. You and Bruce and your family are in Shelly and my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Judy Degnovivo on May 7th, 2022 8:15 pm

To Janel, Brian and family. I’m at a loss for words. I had no idea Katy was ill – when I think of her I see a skinny little kid always laughing , playing with my kids on Jeannette in Richmond Hts. I’m so so sorry. God Bless you all.

Condolence from Kelly Butterfield on May 7th, 2022 8:24 pm

So sorry for your loss Janel. Keeping you all in prayer.

Condolence from Peter Frey on May 7th, 2022 9:27 pm

I’m so sorry Janel…

Condolence from Kathy baird on May 8th, 2022 8:41 am

Janel and family. There are no words to take away the pain but knowing how much Katy was loved will hopefully help you get through this difficult time. She certainly did more in her shortened life than most people do and touched many hearts along the way. May all your memories bring peace to you all and in time may all the love you share make the days easier.
Kathy Baird

Condolence from Debbie Nemecek on May 8th, 2022 10:46 am

Dearest Janel and family,
Please know of our very deepest sympathy on the passing of your Katy. Although Jim and I did not know her personally, we do know that our world has lost someone remarkable, but heaven has gained a delightfully spunky young lady. Keeping all of you in thought and prayer. God Bless.

Condolence from Jane Vajda on May 8th, 2022 4:17 pm

Dear Janel,
What a beautiful daughter you had in your life for just a short time! I remember when I first met you that she would often be at St. Felicitas with you….so special. You are in my prayers and thoughts during these trying days. God Bless! Jane Vajda

Condolence from Regina Telech on May 8th, 2022 9:34 pm

Family of Katy
My deepest sympathy. While I never got the chance to meet her, I heard all about Katy from my daughter Nicolette. Our grief is so large because our love was so huge.

Condolence from Teri Kern on May 8th, 2022 10:06 pm

Dear Janel,
I will always remember Katy sitting next to you at 11:30 am Mass and nudging you when she saw me motion that I needed help selling Manna Cards! She always looked up at just the right moment!!
Katy was such a responsible baby sitter for my children…Katy was thoughtful and caring…She touched my family’s hearts and we were blessed to have her be a part of our lives.
Sending Prayers for Peace and Comfort.
Teri Kern

Condolence from Tammy Kenny on May 9th, 2022 10:04 am

My sincerest condolences for you during this time. Wishing all of Katy’s family and friends peace, comfort and courage during this time of sorrow. I did not know Katy personally but through a friend and what a life she lived! How truly blessed you all were to have her in your life. Katy is only a memory away.

Condolence from Dawn Keys on May 9th, 2022 10:32 am

Hi Janel,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I will be praying for healing and comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

Dawn Keys

Condolence from Janice Wallace on May 9th, 2022 10:55 am

Dear Janel,
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family.

Condolence from Rick Allen on May 9th, 2022 1:33 pm

I pray for her, I cry for her.
She will always be my daughter-in-law

Condolence from Lisa Martel on May 9th, 2022 3:11 pm

Bruce and Janel,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
— Lisa Martel

Condolence from Monica Rosenthal, MD on May 9th, 2022 3:27 pm

It was an honor to get to know Katy during the past few years in San Francisco. Her medical team here, of whom I am a member, all love her and are so proud of her courageousness and her kindness. She will be deeply missed.
Dr Monica Rosenthal

Condolence from J Moore on May 10th, 2022 8:05 am

Sending prayers for strength and peace to you both.
Brian and Julie Moore

Condolence from Doug and Marge Allen on May 12th, 2022 12:13 pm

We are sorry for your loss. Katie definitely lived and experienced more in her 34 years than many others do in a lifetime. She will be remembered not only for the life she lived, but also for the lives she touched.
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Doug and Marge Allen

Condolence from Kate Wheeler on May 12th, 2022 2:45 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find peace in your memories of Katy.

Condolence from Julia Kabo on May 12th, 2022 5:38 pm

Janel, Al and Brian,

I am at a loss of words. I couldn’t believe it when I found out. I’m so blessed to have been friends with Katy when we were kids. I have so many fond memories of making crafts together, playing with barbies, listening to and watching the spice girls, swimming in the pool and all the sleepovers. She was so kind, funny, smart and caring. I cannot imagine what you are going through. May you all find the strength in this time of sorrow. She will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Nicole Suggs on May 12th, 2022 7:48 pm

Dear Janel,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your daughter, Katy. I am praying for you and your family during most difficult this time.

Condolence from Terry Widenhofer on May 12th, 2022 10:05 pm

Sending the most heartfelt sympathy to you. In reading the messages on this page, it is apparent that Katy lived life fully in each moment, and made such a positive impact in so many lives. And while she is now home with Our Lord, she will live on in the hearts and memories of all those she has touched. Praying for you to find comfort in this time of grief.

Condolence from The Apanasewicz Family on May 13th, 2022 7:53 am

We are deeply sorry for your loss and cannot imagine how difficult this must be to lose such a beautiful daughter so very young. Prayers and deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Leonette on May 13th, 2022 5:36 pm

Janel and family, my prayers, thoughts, support, and love to all of you. Take care of each other. Love, Leonette ❤️

Condolence from Janel ,Katy’s mom on May 17th, 2022 9:32 pm

Thank you all for your kind words and support at this most difficult time. Many of you knew Katy, some of you didn’t, but as you read about her you learned she was an amazing woman who did more in her short 34 years on this earth as many have done in their entire life. Katy touched so many lives and has left a huge hole in all of our hearts.
Until we see each other again my sweet baby girl. I love you to the moon and back. XOXO Mom

Condolence from Al her dad on May 18th, 2022 12:31 pm

I’ve read all the comments and was deeply touched. Many of you I knew and was glad to hear how you remembered her. As the saying goes “to know her was to love her” thank you one and all

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