At 77 years of age, Kathy McCook, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 peacefully at home with her family in Hagerstown, MD. She was born on April 22, 1945, a graduate of Wheaton High School in Montgomery County and widow of the late Lyle Mack McCook. She is survived by her son, Ernie McCook, his wife Beth McCook and their three children, Michael, 22, Molly, 20, and Madison, 18, who all called her Walbe. She is also survived by her nephew Ronnie Kopec and his family. She is preceded in death by her sister, Nerlie Kopec and her husband Ron. She spent many years enjoying the sunshine and waters of the Eastern Shore of Maryland until she moved west to be with her family in Hagerstown, where she resided for the past 18 years. In Hagerstown she enjoyed cooking great meals and enjoying time with her family. She was so proud and thankful for being able to live with her son and watch his family grow. She will be laid to rest alongside her parents, Ellsworth and Mary Francis (Nerlie) Schmidt with her many pets by her side, at Fort Lincoln Cemetery near Washington DC on Thursday, May 12 at 1:00. The family will then gather at the Fisherman’s Crab Deck in the Kent Narrows following the service to celebrate her life.
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