Alice V. KishJuly 7, 1918 ~ October 31, 2017 (age 99)
Alice Kish, 99 years old, of Catonsville, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was born on July 07, 1918 in Manhattan, New York City, NY, the second daughter of Harold Jerome Boyle and Florence Elizabeth (Schunk) Boyle. Her elder sister, Florence Dorothea Boyle, died in January 1956.
The family moved to Astoria, Long Island, New York shortly after the death of Alice's father in 1935. Upon her graduation from High School in 1936, Alice entered the work force to help support her widowed mother. Alice eventually landed a position as a stenographer with the War Department at Fort Wadsworth where she eventually met her future husband, Peter Jossef Kish (Sr.) in 1942. He went off to Europe to fight in World War II while Alice continued working at Fort Wadsworth. They exchanged many letters during wartime and for a few years post-war while Peter served in Germany as part of the allied occupation forces. When Peter returned stateside in 1950, their relationship bloomed and they married in 1952. After spending the early years of their marriage stationed throughout Europe, they returned to the U.S. and eventually settled in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey. Peter, having retired from the U.S.. Army, began a lengthy career in Civil Service at nearby Fort Dix while Alice became a stay at home mom raising two sons.
Alice involved herself in the activities of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School (grades 1-8) in Mount Holly which her sons attended. For nearly 16 years Alice routinely served as "home room" mother, assisting with scholastic and celebratory activities within her sons' classrooms as well as schoolyard monitor. Once her younger son had graduated from the school, Alice continued for several more years to volunteer at the Wednesday night church bingo games, helping out in the kitchen cooking pizzas and preparing snacks for the bingo players. Alice was also a long time active member of the New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).
In September of 2004, a year after the passing of Peter, her husband of 51 years, Alice moved to Maryland and took up residency at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville where she lived until her passing on Tuesday.
Alice is survived by her two sons, Peter Jossef Kish (Jr.) and Thomas John Kish, three grandchildren, and two great grandsons.
Mrs. Kish rests at the family operated HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229. The family will receive guests on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 3-5:30 PM. A Christian Prayer Service will follow at 5:30 PM. Interment will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:00 PM at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562.