CRANSTON, R.I. – Catherine S. Walters died July 2 at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Wilson and Beth (Kittelberger) Schramm, she had lived in Cranston for 15 years, previously living in Worcester, Massachusetts. She worked at various banks in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for nearly 40 years, most recently at Citizen’s Bank as a project manager.
Catherine graduated from Assumption College, Class of ’89. She was an active member of Temple Sinai, as a founder and director emeritus of Shireinu (the community choir), Hebrew teacher and a creator and caretaker of the Biblical Garden. She was also a former member of Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester. Catherine was a member of the R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra and Salisbury Singers.
She was the devoted mother of Kenneth Heard and his wife, Sandi Matoian-Heard, of Cranston; and Nathan Heard and his wife, Anna Heard, of Washington, D.C. She was the dear sister of Ralph Schramm of Chaska, Minnesota; Phil Schramm and his companion, Nancy Soucier, of Chaska; and Richard Schramm and his wife, Mariann DeMordaunt, of Pacific Grove, California. She was the loving grandmother of Jacob, Miranda, Theo, Miles and Kai.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The Fistula Foundation: fistualfoundation.org.