Kathleen Hepinger Braham
Age 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 2, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of 47 years to the late James Braham; loving mother of James Whitla Braham, Jr. (Amy), Elizabeth Braham Simons (Bruce), Kathryn Hossler Braham, and Andrew Hall Braham (Jennifer); cherished grandmother of James, Michael, Russell, Julia, Grace, Emmerich, Josephine and Juliet; daughter of the late James Leo Hepinger and Grace Chappell Hepinger; sister of James Joseph Hepinger (Linda) and William Haven Hepinger; aunt to Kristen (predeceased), LeeAnn, Evey and Jimmy.
Kathy was born April 30, 1946 in Sewickley, PA and graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1964. Like many industrious young women from Pittsburgh, Kathy rolled up her sleeves and dove right into work. She rose through the ranks at the investment bank, Parker/Hunter (now Janney Montgomery Scott), becoming the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Dave Hunter. She was whip smart when it came to the markets, and our family always believed she would have made an excellent investment banker. Kathy married Jim Braham in May 1974 and dedicated the rest of her life to creating a beautiful, joyful home for Jim, and their children. Kathy was a member of the Fox Chapel Golf Club for over 46 years, and a member of The Kindergarden Club given her love of flowers and wonderful green thumb. Kathy spent many summers at Chautauqua, entertaining friends and family on the front porch. She was legendary for her deviled eggs. We are eternally grateful for the encouraging, joyful life she championed. We will miss her dearly but know she is now with Jim, and they are enjoying a glass (or three) of chardonnay together. Rest in peace, Kathy, your strength, courage and resilience will always inspire us.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 9th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd. Pittsburgh 15238.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to The Chautauqua Institution as a celebration for all that Kathy, and her extended family, learned there.
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