Kathleen Burk

Obituary of Kathleen Burk

Kathy Burk, a local artist and retired art teacher, passed away in her Ebensburg home on October 9, 2020. She was born Kathleen Ann Kase in Washington, D.C. on November 18, 1950, the oldest daughter of William R. Kase and Edna (Radzikowski) Kase. Kathy received a BA in English and MA in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While there she met her husband Michael Burk, who she married on May 31, 1974. She taught at the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, and spent nineteen years as a much loved art teacher at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg. Kathy was primarily a still life artist whose work has been shown throughout the country. After retiring from teaching she continued to participate in a variety of art shows, and began working on more abstract geometrical work. Kathy served as President of the Allied Artists of Johnstown, and was a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Throughout her career, her works were selected for inclusion in over 300 juried and invitational shows. She is survived by her husband, Mike Burk; sister Margaret (John) Rennolds of Stuarts Draft, VA; many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Ollie. She was preceded by her parents. Private service will be held Sunday, October 10. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the IPF Foundation, ipffoundation.org. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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