Kathryn Anna McAlonan was welcomed into the world on March 13, 1915, in Mauch Chunk, PA, to John and Anna Dieckman and brother Paul. Kay graduated from Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing and married Matthew McAlonan on September 9, 1939. When Matthew returned from WWII, the couple settled in Pennsauken, NJ, with their son, John Matthew, born May 13, 1947.
Kay worked as an Occupational Health Nurse at multiple companies, including Cramp Shipyard, RCA, and Campbell Soup. She was an active and long-time member of Temple Lutheran Church in Pennsauken, the Merchantville Women’s Club, and, after moving to Kentucky in 2003, New Friends of Northern Kentucky. Kay loved to play bridge, write letters to her many friends around the world, and was an avid reader.
Kay was known as “Nana” to four grandchildren, Matthew, Anna (Andy), Robert (Heather), and Katy, and her eight great-grandchildren. Her daughter-in-law, Joan, cared for her with unmatched devotion for the last 15 years of her life.
Kathryn “Nana” McAlonan died at home on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the age of 103. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate her life and worship her Lord together on Friday, October 26, at 1 pm at Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, 717 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati. Memorials may be made to Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH.