OBITUARY

Kathryn Wagener McGaw

December 9, 1924September 21, 2020
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Kathryn Wagener McGaw of Raleigh, NC died on September 21, 2020 at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community.

Kathryn was born in Charleston, SC on December 9, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Katherine Margaret Alexander Wagener and John Andreas Wagener, Jr. of Charleston, SC. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Donald A. McGaw.

After attending Lander College, College of Charleston and the Citadel, Kathryn worked as an Engineering Draftsman for the United States Navy during WWII. While attending a USO function she met Donald A. McGaw. They were later married on May 15, 1948 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA. Kathryn enjoyed being a mother. She instilled her love of animals in her children. She was active in the Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution, while also working part-time for several years at an architectural firm in Charleston. Additionally, Kathryn enjoyed numerous activities throughout her life including sewing, gardening, pottery making, drawing, painting, restoring antiques and genealogy. She was an avid reader since her childhood.

Kathryn is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Charles Cousins and Melissa McGaw and her husband David Mathews; son and daughter-in-law Donald A. McGaw, Jr. and his wife Jimmie and their children Mary Kathryn and her husband Matthew Florio; and Donald A. McGaw III and his wife Maree; and niece Marcia Ferguson and nephew Michael McGaw and their families; and niece Candice McGaw.

Special thanks are given by the family to the caregivers at Springmoor and Transitions LifeCare who provided love and comfort in her days of declining health.

Due to the Coronavirus there will not be a Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions LifeCare – 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary, NC.

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Sue Condon Tokarczyk

September 29, 2020

Dear Sharon,
So sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue

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Kathryn at 5 months

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At the farm of Uncle Hiram and Aunt Ada in Lugoff, SC

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Kathryn in 1942 on Folly Beach

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Kathryn in 1943

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Kathryn at 5 months

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At the farm of Uncle Hiram and Aunt Ada in Lugoff, SC

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Kathryn in 1942 on Folly Beach

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Kathryn in 1943

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Kathryn in 1944