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Obituary for Kathleen "Kathi" McCloskey

March 7, 1947 - May 5, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 75


Kathleen "Kathi" McCloskey (nee Malone), of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the age of 75 while surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Mae Malone, Kathi dedicated her life to the things she loved the most – her family and dear friends. She lived for spending time with her children and grandchildren and a family gathering or vacation was always her favorite place to be. Her schedule revolved around every sports game, recital, or special event for her grandchildren, and she cherished every moment with them.

Kathi was a fiercely loyal friend to many and devoted her energy to ensure that she never lost touch with anyone. After years of teaching Catholic School for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, she dedicated her time to volunteering for various organizations which included serving as Vice President of the St. Hubert's Home and School Association. She enjoyed spending summers at her much-loved beach house, the "Edie-Mae", in Sea Isle City, NJ and frequently traveled with her husband, Dennis. Kathi will forever be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is loved and she will be missed.

Kathi is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Dennis McCloskey; her children, Colleen (Mark) Zarnowsky, Carolyn (Dave) Magee, Dennis (Lisa) McCloskey Jr., and Christine McCloskey; and 9 adoring grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Malone, with whom she was very close and he always brought a smile to her face.

Family and friends are invited to Kathi's Life Celebration on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 6 PM – 8 PM, at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, then again on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2000 Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152, from 9 AM – 11 AM. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 AM with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2000 Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152. To share your fondest memories of Kathleen, please visit

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