Kathryn Ippolito, born Kathryn Pascale on September 23, 1940, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, at the age of 82. She was surrounded by her loving family in Ocean Township, NJ. Kathryn was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was known for her kind and caring nature and her love for hosting gatherings with family and friends. Kathryn never missed one of her grandkids' games or events and was always there to support her family.
Kathryn graduated from Our Lady Star of the Sea primary school and Star of the Sea Academy high school. She began her career in the Federal Service in 1958 and worked for the Department of the Navy in Washington from 1963-1967. Kathryn took time out to be with her two children and returned to the Field Support Branch in 1977. Due to her devotion and persistence, she was promoted to Logistics Management Specialist and was highly regarded as a leader in her field. Kathryn coordinated efforts for Aircraft Equipment Survivability Programs, which required massive coordination. Her efforts helped maintain readiness with this very elite command. Through her diligence and handwork, she gained prominence for being one of the best in her field. Kathryn retired in1995.
Kathryn is survived by her son Robert Ippolito and his girlfriend Tina DeRosa, her daughter and son-in-law Karyn and Michael Baggs, and her grandchildren Robert Ippolito Jr., Matthew Ippolito, Samantha Baggs, and Mackenzie Baggs. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Joan and Anthony Trebino, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael and Diane Ippolito, and many nieces and nephews. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Ippolito and her parents, John and Kathryn Pascale.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11:30 AM at St. Michael's Church, 800 Ocean Avenue in West End, Long Branch. Interment of cremains will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. Kathryn will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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