Kathleen Marie Fortunato

September 6, 1959 - July 18, 2006

09/06/1959 - 07/18/2006

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday July 19, 2006
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation continues Thursday 6:00-9:00 pm

Visitation
Thursday July 20, 2006
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Additional Information:

Visitation continues Thursday 6:00-9:00 pm

Service
Friday July 21, 2006
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church - Wheeling
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday July 21, 2006
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions

Fortunato, Kathleen Marie Brack

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Jake and Farah Woodburn
7 years ago

Andrea-

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. We are thinking of you and your family.

friend
7 years ago

As one year comes around the corner, I still can’t believe you’re gone. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of your laugh, your smile, and your bubbling personality. I still miss you more than anything in the world. I love you, Kath.

Mike & Helen Kress
7 years ago

Can’t put into words how sad we were to hear of the loss of Kathy.

May God bless you and your children during this hard time and help you through it.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Joyce Jo Galloway
7 years ago

Christina & Family: We just wanted you to know you are in our prayers. Your mom was a wonderful, caring and thoughtful person and will surely be missed. She will always live on with you around because you seem to be the same caring and loving person as your mom. We’ve shared a lot of memories through dance school and are thankful that we had the privilege to know your mom. We wish you and your family love.

Joyce, Chuck, Erek & Bria Galloway

Philip Stahl & Schenk Lake Staff
7 years ago

Christina– We are so saddened to hear about your mother. We are thinking about you everyday. Let us know if you need anything- or just need to talk. We are always there for you. Keep strong kid–we all love you.

Billy Carenbauer
7 years ago

Christina,

I am very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Just know that she is in a better place and she is watching over you and your family.

Korey Recinella
7 years ago

Christina,

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Madison and Miranda Shaner
7 years ago

Christina, We are both saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Keep on smiling =

Frank &Mary Armstrong
7 years ago

Dear Bob and Connie & Family

We are so very sorry and shocked to hear of Kathleen’s death. There are’nt any words that will give you comfort at this time, except to say that you are all in our prayers. It just seems like yesterday that all the neighborhood kids would go pool hopping all summer. Our lives can change so drasticly in the blink of an eye. Again, please accept our condolences.

Love,

Frank and Mary

TOM WAGENER JR
7 years ago

DEAR BOB,CONNIE AND THE ENTIRE BRACK AND FORTUNATO FAMILY.

MY THAUGHTS AND PRAYER’S ARE WITH YOU AS YOU MOURN THE LOSS AND CELABRATE KATHLEEN’S REMARKABLE LIFE. I AM SO SORRY I AM UNABLE TO BE WITH YOU IN PERSON. IT WAS A JOY TO BE ABLE TO CALL KATHLEEN A LONG TIME FRIEND AND WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME GROWING UP IN MAUMEE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW

Fred Gersting
7 years ago

Dear Doctor Mike and Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Kathy.

My sincere heartfelt sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you.

Fred Gersting.

bob ney
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Fortunato and family,

words cannot come near expressing the sadness that everyone feels over the loss of kathy. she touched so many people in so many ways in such a short time.

her dedication to her family and community is well known.

our prayers and thoughts are for you and your family.

kathy added so much to many people’s lives

congressman bob ney and family

Terry Naughton
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Fortunato and family, I would first like to express my condolences to you. Also, I am a family friend of Kathryn Voorhees and John and Jessica Whitehead. They are currently traveling in Europe and, as a result, are probably unaware of Kathleen’s death. Please accept these condolences on their behalf. I am sure they will be in contact upon their return. Sincerely, Terry Naughton.

Linda Thacker
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Fortunato and Family.

You will be in our thoughts and our prayers. Be strong for your children and remember all the good times with your beautiful wife Kathy. God bless you and your children. With sincere sympathy.

Linda Thacker

James and Linda

Thacker

Triadelphia, Wv

Mark Todd Baier Sr.
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Fortunato, My family and I wish you the very best and send our thoughts and prayers to you.

Jennifer Wildpret
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike & Family,

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know that words are not much comfort right now, but Kathy was a beautiful person whose spirit and life will live on in the hearts of the many lives she touched, as well as through her precious gift of life by selfless donation.

With love & deepest sympathy,

Jen Wildpret

Brenda Danehart
7 years ago

Dear DR. Mike & Family…

I have never seen so many of the WTRF staff so shaken by the death of someone they knew and loved . Kathy was truly sent by God. Anytime anyone needed Kathy for an interview , she was there…

anytime we needed information she was there.There’s no doubt in my mind God has some big plans for her.Thank you for sharing your wife, and mother with us even if it was for such a short time.

There’s no replacing Kathy or filling her shoes.

Someone like Kathy comes along only once in a lifetime.

Brenda Danehart & WTRF Staff

Usman & Zainab Chaudhry
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike Fortunato,

We were shocked to hear about Kathy’s demise. What we are feeling right now is hard to put into words. May her warm memories soothe you in this difficult time and help you and your family to be at peace.Our love,support and prayers will always be there for you and your family.

Jeff & Sandy Zingo
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike,

We are saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Bob and Heather Hartong
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike,

Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you and your family. While we did not know Kathy, we have heard many wonderful things about her. And we know what a great man she married. You have been so good to our famiy and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

Bob and Heather Hartong

Marilyn Kinnison
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike,

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.I am confident the Lord is with you.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Kinnison

Sandy & Ron Clatterbuck
7 years ago

Dear Dr. Mike:

Ron and I just want to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Kathy was a wonderful person who did a lot for this community, our doctors in this valley along with all of doctors in ou state. She will be missed dearly. I know they say God does things for a reason, but it is hard to understand why he took such a wonderful person from her family. Please call us if we can do anything for you and your family.

Sandy, Ron,Trevor & Derek Clatterbuck

Dr. Charles & Peg Schlegel
7 years ago

Dear folks, Our son Charlie informed us of your great loss. Be assured that Kathy is in our prayers.

Sincerely, Peg & Charlie Schlegel

Frank O'Brien
7 years ago

Dear Fortunato Family,

I’m deeply sorry for your loss and without a doubt the Ohio Valley has also lost a dedicated and compassionate friend. I considered Kathy as a colleague and a friend. Michael, I am so sorry I’m in Austin, Texas at this moment and can not express my thoughts about your wonderful wife in person.

Im sorry for your loss.

Frank O’Brien

Julie Ringhofer
7 years ago

Dear Fortunato Family,

Kathy & I served on the Health Promotions Committee for the AMA Alliance and also shared many a room at the Drake during that time. She was a wonderful, bright, cheerful friend. My heart goes out to you all.

The Sagraves Family
7 years ago

Dear Fortunato Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

James,Francie, Andrew & Heather

Marsha and John Roth
7 years ago

Dear Fortunato Family,

We extend our heart-felt sympathy to you upon hearing about the death of Kathy. She served on TMS’s School Improvement Council, and as always was adament about improving our school and community for our students, our future leaders. She was always giving and truly a viable part of the Ohio Valley Community. She will be sadly missed, but may her memories bring light to the difficult days ahead.

Robin Noward Maxwell
7 years ago

Dear Fortunato/Brack Families,

I attended Maumee High School with Kathy and have many, many happy memories of her. What more can be said of her – all of the tributes that I have read today are a testimony to her beautiful spirit, constant smile, upbeat attitude, amazing accomplishments, the list goes on. She was truly one of a kind and words can’t begin to express what it means to lose such a gracious, caring person. My heart goes out to her family in this time of enormous, overwhelming grief. She will be dearly missed.

Sincerely,

Caleb Babbert
7 years ago

Dear Fortunatos,

I’m sorry to hear of your loss. She will remembered as one of the most genuine and amiable people I have ever met. My family and I are here for you. Rest assure that she is in our prayers, as well as in a better place.

Sincerely,

Caleb Babbert

Patty
7 years ago

Dear God,

Have you met Kathy yet? I’m sure you have. She’s the one with the bright smile who’s now running the show! You are the lucky one.

karen and john koehl
7 years ago

dear joey, andrea and family, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your mom. my memories of her was a cheerful smile and laughter. i hope all of your wonderful memories help you at this time. our thoughts and prayers are with you. love, uncle john and aunt karen

Rhonda Parda
7 years ago

Dear Michael,

I just heard this terrible, tragic news today upon our return from Florida. My heart is with you. I can remember when you met and how CRAZY you have always been for this sweet, fun, smart, beautiful, darlin’ girl. Your loss is unimaginable. I love you and will be in touch. I will keep you and your kids in my prayers. xo, rhonda

Debbie Fahey
7 years ago

Dear Mike & Kids,

Kathy was a dear friend as you know, and cannot remember a time I was with her I did’t laugh. She made everyone feel good when they were around her. I dearly love all of you and will be here if you ever need anything. I am so so sorry. Love, Debbie

Andy and Carrie McKenzie
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family–

Where does one begin in expressing heartfelt sympathy for dear friends? We are so sorry and are praying for your strength and peace that surpasses all understanding.

Kathy was a blessing to so many people through her compassion, drive, encouragement and wonderful sense of humor. She will be extremely missed by family, by friends and by her community. Wheeling will never be able to replace her.

I am hopeful that we will see Kathy once again as we stand together to praise the name of Jesus in heaven.

We love you….

Sr. Judith MineaR
7 years ago

Dear Mike and family,

I was stunned and heartbroken to learn of Kathy’s sudden death. What a loss to the world! Please know that each of you has been in my prayer since and I heard, and I will continue to pray for you. Please accept my sincere condolences on such a great loss.

Sr. Judy

Mark & Cathy Voellinger
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family,

There are no words to describe our shock and pain upon hearing of Kathy’s passing. Please know that you have all been in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy was such a sweet and kind person. We are blest to have known her. One day God will let us understand why He allows this, but until then, know that her spirit lives on in you and your children, and embrace all of your wonderful memories of her. You have given our family such support over the years, and Kathy gave us words of caring and encouragement when we needed it most.

She touched the hearts of all who knew her.

God bless you all.

Mark & Cathy Voellinger

Beth and Dave Dowler
7 years ago

Dear Mike and family,

We are so, so very sorry for your loss! Kathy is loved by so many people and we will continue to love her and pray for her always.

I will always remember how she stood up for the WIC Program when I was on the radio with Dametri’s talk show. She was such a great person and will be sadly missed by all! Please know that we are all grieving with you and we are there for you at anytime. Love and prayers, Dave, Beth and Morgan Dowler

Linda Linger
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family,

I can not even begin to express my sadness and grief for you and your family. This world will be forever cheated of the wonderful gifts Kathy had yet to share and accomplishments she had yet to complete. She was so much to so many, it is overwhelming to even begin to list. I can’t imagine never again seeing the two of you at each others side. You were the perfect team in every aspect. The perfect couple. The perfect family. There’s supposed to be a reason for these tragic losses, but I can’t even begin to imagine what it could be. I can only say that I grieve not only for you, but for those who will never have the opportunity to be touched by Kathy in the future.

Love and prayers to you and your family,

Linda Linger

Natalie Caputo Smith
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family,

I did not know Kathy, but I wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family. It sounds like she was a really wonderful person.

The only explanation I can come up with for such an untimely death is that God must have needed another Angel.You will always have her in your memories. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

In Sympathy,

Natalie Caputo Smith

Becki Jeffe
7 years ago

Dear Mike and family,

Kathy and I worked together at Community Home Care nearly 20 years ago, Kathy’s exuberance and warmth have stayed with me all this time. Please accept my sincere condolences for your tragic loss. God surely has a special place in heaven for Kathy.

Becki Jeffe

Scott and Laura Reed
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family,

We continue to pray for you and your family that God’s grace provides healing and comfort.

Kathy was a good friend to us over the years. Her dedication, drive, compassion and loyalty could only be surpassed by her loving smile and joy for life. We are so thankful to have known her, and she will continue to be a guiding force in our lives.

Our hearts ache, especially for your family. Our love and prayers will remain.

Love,

Scott and Laura Reed

Donna and Bryan Warren
7 years ago

Dear Mike and Family: There are no words to say how sorry we are about your loss of such a beautiful person. The sorrow is she could not add more days to her life, but the miracle is she added more life to her days and to so many around her. Donít forget to realize the miracles.

Kathy is a shining star that will continue to shine her love down upon us all.

Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful woman.

Marlene Greco
7 years ago

Dear Mike,

My deepest sympathy over your devastating loss. You and your wonderful family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mar

paula welsch leist
7 years ago

dear mike, i was so sorry to learn of kathy’s death last week. i lost my husband, bob, 2+ years ago and i would not wish the grief or the lonliness on anyone. eventually, you take comfort in the good times and memories that you shared in your time together, and the knowledge that you’ll eventually be together again. take care, with love and prayers for you and your children,

paula welsch leist

Carol A. Terregino, M.D.
7 years ago

Dear Mike, Nick and I are so very sad for you. We are thinking about you and the kids all the time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love, Carol

Bob and Lisa Fall
7 years ago

Dear Mike, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.Your faith and the strength of your family and friends will get you though this one day at a time. from the Bob Fall family

Dear nicholas and christina, i just wanted you to know how deeply sorry i am for your lose. WPHS store lady mrs. Fall

Eric Simon
7 years ago

Dear Mr.& Mrs. Brack it is with great shock and sadness I read the passing of your oldest daughter Kathleen. If you remember back to the mid 70’s I dated Kathleen for better part of two years while we both attended Maumee High school. The day she broke up with me was one of the hardest times of my life and something I have never forgot. I deserved the break up and spent alot of years trying to learn from all the mistakes I made with Kathleen. I think about her most Sundays as I have breakfest with my wife at the same place you folks eat. Garden Inn She was a good person as I’m certain you both are extreemly proud of her and how she turned out, but leaving way to early. I will pray my dad who died in 1988 and I think about every day welcomes Kathleen to the life they now have and we all will enjoy one day too.

Eric Simon

Maumee, Ohio

VIOLA G. PORIER
7 years ago

Dear Nick,and family

Hi honey, this is Tania Thompson’s Mom. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your wonderful Mom, but I am so sure she was a special person to have raised such a wonderful son.You have been such a great friend to my daughter and one of her first when we moved to Wheeling. I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my beautiful Mom in January, so I know the horrible pain that you are feeling. Know that your Mom is still with you sweetie. Much love to you and your entire family at this most difficult time. God bless you!

Viola Porier and Tania Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Weyrauch
7 years ago

Dearest Dr. Mike:

Tom and I are both are so sad to hear of your great loss. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for your family. You have always been there for us when we had to face what we thought was the impossible; always providing words of encouragement and hope. I wish we could do the same for you. But we can only imagine your feelings at this time and hope that your faith and Kathy’s light will give you a sense of peace for the life that you shared! God bless you and take care of you and your family!!

steve and erin merrick
7 years ago

dr mike – i called Kathy my favorite Republican. she’d come in the Mail Center with that captivating smile and bring a rush of energy to everyone in it. our thoughts are with you and your family —

steve and erin merrick