Katherine “Kay” Sprunt of Kennett Square

Katherine "Kay" Sprunt, 96, of Kennett Square died Friday, Dec. 16.

Kay was born in Baltimore, Md. on May 10, 1920.  She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Peck and Katherine Terry Sprunt.

Kay attended Calvert and Bryn Mawr Schools, Baltimore, and graduated from Wellesley College and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She worked at the Public Health Research Institute in New York, N.Y. As the director of infectious diseases, Department of Pediatrics at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, Kay was a well-respected scientist and internationally acclaimed for her research in the prevention of bacterial infections in newborn babies.

In retirement, Kay volunteered with the Leonia, N.J. Ambulance Service and at the New York Botanical Gardens. A resident of Kendal-Crosslands in Kennett Square for the last 23 years, Kay happily participated in many activities. An avid gardener, hiker, and camper, she enjoyed the wonders of nature and the outdoors.

Kay is survived by cousins Ruth Sprunt Johnson (husband Bruce), and James Sprunt Jr.

The family is grateful for the loving care Kay received from the staff of Crosslands and Willow Tree Hospice.

A gathering to remember and honor Kay will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Crosslands  Community, 1660 East Street Road in Kennett Square.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.giecocares.com. Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.


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