Kathleen Woodhouse Reich

July 23, 1932May 5, 2018

KATHLEEN WOODHOUSE REICH, 85, passed from this world peacefully on May 5, 2018. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1932 to Elizabeth Bell Woodhouse and Dr. Clark Woodhouse, Kathy lived a full and fun life with many accomplishments. She served her country in the Women’s Army Corps during the Korean War. That is where she met the love of her life, Charles Ernest Reich. They were married for 66 years. After Charles finished dental school, the couple and their growing family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1958. Charles and Kathleen had eight children and when the last one started school, Kathleen pursued her lifetime dream of becoming a nurse, like her mother. She accomplished that dream at the age of 51 and fulfilled her passion for caring for others for over a decade. Kathleen had a huge heart and showed great compassion to everyone she met. You could always depend on her for a big smile, a warm hug and a kick in your pants if you needed it! Kathleen and her husband enjoyed travelling and she loved camping in her many motor homes, along with their beloved Bichon Frise, Chelsea. The couple relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 2012. Kathleen is survived by her husband, Charles, and her eight children, Constance Den Bleyker, Michael Reich, David Reich, Steven Reich, Susan Lombardo, Carol Gollnick, Elizabeth Grauel and Marianne Howanitz. Her many grand-children and great-grand-children will remember her fondly and miss her dearly. Kathy will be laid to rest with military honors at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Bay Village Auditorium, 8400 Vamo Road, Sarasota, Florida.


  • Kathleen Woodhouse Reich Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Kathleen Woodhouse Reich Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Tanya McIntosh

December 25, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We went to nursing school at BCC and worked together. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful way with people. A life well lived!

christine reilly

July 13, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a great lady and I enjoyed knowing her over the years. I loved her wicked sense of humor and will miss her kindness. Sending my sincere condolences to Dr. Reich and family. You are in my heart and prayers.
Chris Reilly Merrill Lynch