It is with great sadness and a broken heart that we inform you of the demise of Mrs. Kathleen Murthi, loving wife of Sriram Murthi and mother to her dear children Grant and Rohan Murthi. Kathy fought a brave battle with terminal lung cancer, besting it over 4 years, when the "Overall survival" statistics for her particular strain pointed to a survival period of a mere 15 months. Her valiant fight was selflessly fought so all of us could experience her love and caring- especially her family, friends and charities.
Kathy began her career working several jobs to put herself through college and her persistence at the HSBC personnel office in Manhattan paid off when she was recruited there in the early 80s. Kathy worked for just under 2 decades at HSBC New York and later as a Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Cash &Trade Technology at Bankers Trust (Deutsche Bank), in New York, overseeing US, Europe and Asia. She gave up her job to bring up her children and to travel and live in Paris, France and Hyderabad, India - foreign posting locations of her husband's employer. Her charity work in Hyderabad caught the attention of many like-minded generous souls and her work output and energy in helping the ISH Hyderabad school in organizing student engagement was prolific. She organized a comprehensive charitable donation of over 2000 used computers to recipient NGOs throughout India, corralling resources from corporates such as HSBC, Microsoft and distribution support from a National Association of Chambers of Commerce. Much help for this initiative was provided by HSBC staff in Hyderabad.
Kathy's passion was travel, charity, her love for her many friends all over the world and her single and significant focus: her family. Other than her husband and children, Kathy is survived by her brother Michael (Joi), her brother Sean Patrick and her sister Mary Watts. She is predeceased by her twin sister AnnMarie Triolo, her brother Robert Nutting, her father John Nutting, her stepfather Lawrence Ford and her mother Ann Marie Ford.
Memorial Service and viewing will be held on Sunday Dec 6, 2020 between 1-4 and 6-8 pm at Faupel Funeral Home on 7524 Ridge Road, Port Richey FL 34668. Church Mass service will be held on Monday Dec 7, 2020 at 11.30 a.m. at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 5340 High Street, New Port Richey FL 34652. Hindu cremation and religious services will be featured at the Morgan Funeral Home at 6025 Trouble Creek Road New Port Richey at 1.00 p.m. on Monday Dec 7, 2020 after the Church Mass service is complete, per Kathleen's wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made payable to "Pasco Hernando State College Foundation Inc (PHSC Foundation Inc)", This foundation will collect proceeds towards the already created Kathleen Murthi Memorial Scholarship Fund by cheque or via Credit Card at website below:
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