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Kathryn Lee Borg-Emery

November 29, 1956 October 7, 2018
Kathryn Lee Borg-Emery
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Kathryn Lee Borg-Emery ended her long battle with cancer on October 7, 2018, at home in McLean, Virginia, in the arms of her beloved husband of thirty-nine years, Robert W. Emery III, and surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly.

All who knew Kathy were in awe of her courage during the years since she was first stricken. Even in the worst of times, she was beautiful. She could still laugh and flash the gorgeous big smile that no one will ever forget. Her enthusiasm was legendary. She never did anything halfway. At the same time, she was a sensitive soul who would gently nurse an injured bird and happily share most of the sofa with dogs that outweighed her.

Kathy was born on November 29, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, to Mary Joan and Richard Edward Borg. The eldest of three siblings, she is survived by her brother, Rick Borg, and sister, Sandy Borg Jenney (David), and by many extended family members with whom she was especially close.

A gifted artist, Kathy majored in applied design and painting at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and did further study in painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. She painted for the sheer love of it and kept much of her own work, but it was also included in juried shows and was sought by the many clients who valued her paintings and especially her portraiture. Perhaps her most treasured and meaningful works are the ones she ultimately bequeathed to those who loved and stood by her until the end.

Art was only one of Kathy's many talents and interests. She was a partner in the development of her husband's (known to all as RW) top-rated practice, the Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. They also shared an intense joy in their outside activities, including the raising and showing of their Newfoundland dogs, the rescue and breeding of exotic birds, skiing, scuba diving and travel. But they loved nothing more than enjoying fine food and wine and fun times with family and friends.

A private memory-sharing celebration of Kathy's life will be held on November 17, 2018; invitations will be forthcoming. In the meantime, memorial contributions in her name can be made to please select the “NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge”.

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