Kathleen Marie Homa, 71, passed away at home on December 18, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Homa and Irene Fedor Homa. Kathleen grew up in Ithaca and was a 1965 graduate of Ithaca High School, attended SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Buffalo, learned reiki and other healing arts, gardening, herbology, photography, and pursued many artistic endeavors. Kathleen relocated to the West Coast for nearly one-half of her life after college. She worked for many years at Head Start in Eugene. She maintained connections with many friends in Oregon—a place she always planned to visit again. She returned to Tompkins County to be closer to her family. Kathleen was an environmental advocate, animal lover, and healer.
Kathleen is survived by her brother, John Homa, Jr. (Joy) of Maryland; niece, Jessica (Dan) Homa Greenwood and their children, Joshua and Rebecca, of Massachusetts; cousins and their families, most originating in the Binghamton, NY or Pennsylvania area; Deborah Homa of Lansing and loving friends and colleagues from New York and the West Coast.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, with a memorial service immediately following at the funeral home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kathleen’s memory to a charity of your choice. Kathleen was a generous supporter of environmental and animal causes.