Kathryn Kolb
Plant a Tree
Plant a Tree

Obituary of Kathryn Kolb

Kathryn (Hill) Kolb, 93, of Worcester passed away Monday, November 2, 2020. She was the wife of the late Edmund B. Gilchrist Jr. and William B. Kolb.

Born December 24, 1926, in Little Rock, AR she was the daughter of the late Maryan Eugene Hill and Anna Marie (Harwood) Long.

Kathryn, also known as Kate, grew up in Memphis, TN, and moved to Philadelphia in her early 20s. 

A resident of Chestnut Hill, she was an active member of Our Mother of Consolation Church and worked for several years at the Chestnut Hill Local and then the Hirshorn Company. After retirement, she enjoyed gardening, taking courses at local colleges, bus trips to Broadway, and especially reading to children at the Henry H. Houston School.  

She is survived by her children Anita Pierce and her husband, Stephen, of Limerick, Edmund B. Gilchrist, III, of Atlanta, GA, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her brother, Maryan Eugene Hill, Jr., and one great-grandchild, Liam Gilchrist.

Services will be held privately for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph at www.ssjphila.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com

Share Your Memory of