Katherine E. Sedlak of West Grove

Katherine "Katie" E. Sedlak,  35, of West Grove, and formerly of Kennett Square,  passed away peacefully at home with her family on April 5.

Katherine "Katie" E. Sedlak

Katherine "Katie" E. Sedlak

She was the beloved wife of Darren R. Sedlak, loving daughter of G. Raymond and Sandra Clark Cumbaa of Kennett Square, dear sister of Rachael Cumbaa, dear niece of Robert Clark, dear cousin of Kristen Clark Beatty and Matt Beatty. Katie was the cherished daughter-in-law of Josephine Sedlak and sister-in-law of Tracy Sedlak and Dena Sedlak Lientz, devoted aunt to Branden and McKenzie Lientz, and devoted “Momma” to her French Bulldog Shelby.

Katie was a 1998 graduate of Kennett High School.  She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002 where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice.  She was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force ROTC program while attending the University of Delaware.  Katie completed her Bachelor of Science degree with an internship at the City of Coatesville Police Department.

She was most recently employed at Exelon Generation Company, LLC. as a senior manager of Application Portfolio Management.  She was formerly employed by Bank of America as an audit consultant and People’s Bank of Oxford (currently National Penn Bank) as an auditor/security specialist.

Katie was a longtime member of the Longwood Fire Company where she worked as a firefighter/emergency medical technician.  She was formerly on the board of directors of the United Way of Southern Chester County and performed the duties of treasurer.  She was a member of the Association of Certified Fraud examiners.

Katie really enjoyed competing in triathlon racing events where she even created an annual triathlon fundraising event entitled “Tri For The Cure.”  This event supported “Unite for Her,” a nonprofit organization bridging the gap between medical and wellness treatments for breast cancer patients.  She also enjoyed obstacle course racing, competitive swimming, skiing and any other physical fitness activity.

Katie and her husband are especially grateful to the following organizations for their continued support:  West Goshen Township Police Department and Exelon Generation Company, LLC.  During her five-year battle with breast cancer, both organizations supported Katie and Darren with enduring compassion and love.

Relatives and friends are invited to Katie’s Life Celebration Friday, April 15,  at 11  a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 West Pleasant Grove Rd., West Chester, PA 19382.  The family will receive visitors preceding the service, beginning at 9 a.m., at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Katie’s name can be made to Unite For Her, P.O. Box 351, Pocopson, PA 19366 and/or Adopt A Boxer Rescue, P.O. Box 270551 West Hartford, CT 06127 and/or United Way of Southern Chester County, 106 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com.

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