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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kathy L. Carp

Kathy Carp, age 50, passed away on October 5, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. 

She was born on July 19, 1964 in Saratoga Springs, NY The daughter of the late Walter E. and Lillian L. Carp (Clark).

Kathy graduated from Saratoga Springs High School. After high school, Kathy worked as a home health aide,  APlus Sunoco in Saratoga, and then BJ’s Wholes Sales Store. For the last 16 years, Kathy cherished her job as an aide on a handicap school bus for Saratoga Springs City Transportation Department. She treasured all of “her kids”, as she called them, and prayed over her bus each morning before it left the bus garage.

Kathy had a wild side. She was a bit of a “Motorhead.” During her senior year, she developed a lead foot, and a love for street racing. She would sometimes brag about her winning record, and shock people. She enjoyed bowling, listening to worship music, and her beloved “38 Special.” She was a second mom to so many kids. She always found a smile and the courage to keep going for her kids, even when she wasn't feeling tip-top. She was an encourager, a good friend, and a woman of strong faith. Of all the things she had accomplished in her life, her biggest pride was  being a mother to her children, Kaitie and Alex, and leaving them a legacy of her faith in Jesus Christ. And that she did.

Kathy is survived by her son; Alex Sanchez, daughter; Kaitlyn Sanchez, brothers; John Carp (Jean Haynes), Steven Carp and his wife Pam, there kids Ethan and his wife Jessica and Josh Carp. Brother-in-law Robert Sanchez his wife Irene, there children BJ, Emily and Joey, Stepson; Anthony, Stepdaughter; Julie,  

Kathy requested no one wear black, but something colorful to celebrate her life. At her request, instead of a funeral, A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 9th at the Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2325 New York Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866, with Pastor Joe officiating. 

The family of Kathy Carp would like to extend a special thanks to the “Unashamed” college/career Bible study group, Amway friends, the many friends who were at the hospital for support, and Pastor Glen Dionne for his support and guidance.   

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassionate Funeral Care.    

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