Kathleen M. Pawelec

August 15, 1958August 15, 2014

KATHLEEN MARY (Hamilton) PAWELEC East Lansing Kathleen M. Pawelec, age 56, was received into the loving arms of God on her birthday, August 15th. Kathy attended St. Thomas Aquinas and graduated from East Lansing High School, and received her nursing degree from Lansing Community College. She loved being a wife, mother and nurse to her pediatric patients with a special love for children. Kathy enjoyed spending time in the sun and at the beach in Ludington with her family. She also spent many hours crocheting afghans and baby clothes for family and friends. Her kind and gentle ways will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father Bert Hamilton and brother-in-law Norman Slee. Kathy is survived by her husband David; daughters Nicole and Melissa; son Philip; mother Jean Hamilton; brothers Kevin and Dennis (Tami) Hamilton; sisters Sheila (Rick) Banducci, Sharon Slee, Patricia Hamilton, Marilyn (Mathew) Brennan, Marjorie (Bill) Gates, Julie (David) Mallett; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing, MI with Rev. Mark Inglot officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. On-line condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Sharon Mallett-Calder

August 29, 2014

Dear Julie, Dave, and all the Hamilton family,
Please know you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. We'll keep you in thought and prayer.

MaryChris Hotchkiss

August 24, 2014

Dennis, I am sorry to hear about your sister. Prayers to you and all of your family.

Jennie Born

August 24, 2014

For Kathy's family and friends-I extend my heartfelt sympathy. I spent many an hour tumbling down the mat of life, singing at the top of our lungs on the way to meets and just hanging out. Kathy was a special person. So sorry she passed at this young age. My love to her family.

Janet Heeke

August 21, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. In happy
memories Kathy will always be with us.

August 20, 2014

Dave, I pray for peace for you and your family and friends. Pat Schafer

Mary Anne (Beadling) Dean

August 20, 2014

For some moments in life there just are no words. I was so sorry to hear about Kathy. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Jane Kinney-Huber

August 20, 2014

I am very sorry to hear about Kathy. I spent a lot of my youth at the Hamilton house and have nothing but great memories of a wonderful,loving family. My heart and prayers are with them now.

Caren Lieberman

August 19, 2014

Kathy was a hoot in high school! I was very sorry to hear she had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Bawn Halliday

August 19, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Although I haven't seen Kathy for quite awhile, I have great memories of the Hamilton family next door to us during summer vacation at Sauble Beach. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Tracy Mallett

August 19, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Our deepest condolences to Julie, Dave and the extended Hamilton family.

-Jason and Tracy Vinson