Kathryn Ann Black
Kathryn Ann Black, 65, of Back Street, Midland, passed into eternal life Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at her residence surrounded by family.
Born on Aug. 31, 1953, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late John Patrick McMahon Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Meyers) McMahon.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Theodore Frederick "Rick" Black Jr., on Sept. 10, 2017; and two brothers, Phil and Tom McMahon.
Kathy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the parish Sodality. A graduate of Bishop Walsh, class of 1971, she continued her education at Frostburg State University where she earned her bachelor's in elementary education and her master's in reading and literacy. Her career began at St. Peter's Catholic School, in Westernport, where she taught first and second grade for over 20 years. She continued her teaching career at St. Michael's Catholic School as principal and concluded her career working in special education in Allegany County Schools and as student teaching advisor for Frostburg State University. During her 44 years as an educator, Kathy touched many lives of countless students and their families.
She was an avid gardener with a love for flowers. She enjoyed traveling, especially the many cruises with her car club friends. She and Rick enjoyed classic cars and were members of the Queen City Region Antique Car Club and the Western Maryland Street Rod Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Monica Denise Black of Midland; siblings, Pat McMahon and wife, Sue Ann, Mary Layman and husband, Darrell, Joe McMahon and wife, Jan, Paul McMahon, Teresa Martin, Cecilia Hite and husband, Bobby, Jim "Fugie" McMahon, Tim McMahon and wife, Marcia, Sue Pyles and husband, Greg, Gail Weidman and husband, David and Rose Cullen and husband, Jamie; brother-in-law, Allan Gates and wife, Betty; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was a friend to all she met and always had a smile; she will be missed by many.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Midland, with Fr. Ed Hendricks as celebrant. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
Inurnment will be held at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, at a later date.
Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland, is assisting the family.
Published on July 17, 2019


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Melissa Jacobson
Jul 19, 2019
I loved working with Kathy several years ago in a middle school special education classroom. She was so good with the students. We would sing together and play bingo. I'll always remember when she tried to slow down a student swinging dangerously in the room. The student kicked her so hard she flew backwards off her feet. Fortunately she was unhurt (except for her dignity). She didn't realize she had screamed as she went down, and we had a good chuckle when I told her! She was a joy to work with and we kept in touch. My life was made richer knowing Kathy. I'll really miss her.
Diane Concordia
Jul 18, 2019
Kathy was one of the most loved teacher I've known. Her dedication and concern for her students was exemplary. I have many wonderful memories of our time together working and traveling to St. Peter School. She was one of those rare friends who being apart from never changed the relationship...we just picked up where we had left off. I will really miss her and never forget her.
Stephen Mason
Jul 18, 2019
Steve, Jane & Stephen Mason
Jul 18, 2019
Mrs Black was our son Stephen's 1st & 2nd grade teach at St. Peters School. She was a wonderful teacher!! He was blessed to have her. He learned so much in those early years from her. We were very fond of her. So very sorry for your loss. Heaven has an angel! Sincerely, Jane, Steve, & Stephen Mason
Anne Walker
Jul 18, 2019
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Anne & Jack Walker
Jul 18, 2019
Our prayers & deepest sympathy to the entire McMahon family. May you find comfort & peace in all you shared during her days with you.
Anne & Jack
Jul 18, 2019
My prayers have been with Kathy ever since I heard of her diagnosis! She has been taken way too soon, but heaven has a most beautiful person!! Her family will be strong but missing her always!!
With prayers and heartfelt sympathy!
Joan Gavin
Jul 18, 2019
Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms beautiful Kathy! You have certainly earned your heavenly reward a hundred times over! You have left such a wonderful legacy in your daughter and all the children whose lives you touched! You’ll be missed!
Kathleen Zell
Jul 18, 2019
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Terry Ruppert
Jul 18, 2019
I had the pleasure to know and work with Kathy as fellow principals. We shared many rides to and from our administrative meetings in Baltimore, and shared school stories and laughter as we drove. We also traveled to Russia for a wonderful cultural experience. Kathy was a true and gentle friend and the world is a better place because she was part of it. My thoughts go out to Monica. Each time Kathy and I met, she would share a loving story to keep me up on what Monica was doing and how proud she and Rick were about their daughter. Kathy was an inspiration as an educator and friend.
Lorna Skidmore
Jul 18, 2019
I have the Hostas that you gave me last year and I will always remember your kindness especially with our students in the SLE class at FH. Until we meet again, I will miss you my friend! Love, Lorna
Jul 18, 2019
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