Kathleen Ann Kupsky Martz, 70, of Merritt Island, FL, formerly of Imlay City, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus January 27, 2022 at Vitas Hospice in Rockledge, FL.

Kathleen Ann Kupsky was born March 13, 1951 to Charles Harvey Kupsky and Beverly Jane Milligan in East Lansing, MI. She graduated from Holland High School in 1969, and from Alma College with degrees in education and psychology, earning her master’s degree from Oakland University, marrying David Clifford Martz, December 26, 1975.

Kathy was a loving wife, daughter, sister and a delightful aunt. A child of God, a Clown For Christ, an educator, a writer, an author, and a grief counselor. Needle work and needlepoint were among her many talents. Taught English and social studies at Capac Middle School, becoming a Kelly Girl worked in various offices in the area before moving to Buford, GA in 1997. She was a former active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imlay City, Christ Lutheran Church in Oakwood, GA and The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, David of Merritt Island, FL; devoted mother, Beverly Kupsky of Bermuda Run, NC; sister, Linda (Skip) Bedard of Canton, MI; brother Charles (Sandra) Kupsky of Winston Salem, NC; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Seidell of Dryden and Mary Jo Mulder of Merritt Island; brother-in-law, Andrew VanderPloeg of Imlay City; 10 nieces and four nephews and their families, who were the delight of her life; and those who called her sister and friend.

Kathy left this place to be with her dad, Charles; father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Alta Martz; brothers-in-law, Peter Seidell and David Mulder; sister-in­law, Janice VanderPloeg; niece, Melissa Seidell; and nephew, Daniel VanderPloeg.

Kathy can claim as her own the words of St. Paul when he wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Always a giving person, she has donated her body to Science Care for medical studies.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 1 at Christ Lutheran Church in Cape Canaveral, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Clean Water Project of Christ Lutheran Church, 7511 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920. Currently, filters will be going to Haiti to provide clean water for the people following the recent earthquake.