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Katelyn A. (nee Katie Kovalcik) Raiguel

Obituary for Katelyn A. (nee Katie Kovalcik) Raiguel

December 9, 2018
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania


Katelyn A. Raiguel (nee Katie Kovalcik) of Willow Grove passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. She was 33 years old. Katie is survived by her beloved and endlessly loving husband of 5 years, Jason; her loving parents, James and Susan Kovalcik; her brothers, James Jr. and Jarret; and her sister, Kelsey. Also surviving are her grandmothers, Jane Eichert and Carol Kovalcik, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Katie was a strong, highly spirited young woman who was diagnosed with an Oligodendroglioma brain tumor 13 years ago. She went through many years of treatment without a single complaint except for a "hurtie smirtey" (upset stomach). Katie approached everything in life with an enormously positive attitude. She made a significant impact on many lives and will be remembered for her fantastic outlook, fearless approach to cancer and strong will to live. Even at the toughest of times, Katie found joy. A simple walk down the steps, which was difficult for her, came with a classic beauty pageant wave and an enthusiastic "Here comes Miss America!" We all loved her very dearly and will miss her every day. We know Katie is looking down on us and guiding our every move as if she was by our side in "Classic Kakkers" style!

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Katie's family on Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30 am at St. Thomas' Whitemarsh, Parish Hall, 7020 Camp Hill Rd., Ft. Washington, PA 19034. A celebration of life memorial service will begin at 11:45 am at the church at St. Thomas'.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Katie's memory to the National Brain Tumor Society:, "GIVE TODAY," "Direct my gift to," drop down: "Oligodendroglioma Research Fund."

To share your fondest memories of Katie, visit Family service by Craft/Givnish of Abington. 215-659-2000.

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