Kathryn 'Kat' Maikranz passed from this world on December 19, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Born on July 8, 1950 to Sam and Myrtle Volpini in Hamilton, Ontario. She came to Niagara Falls, NY with her husband, Paul, and two young children in 1981. Kat was a loving person who would selflessly help anyone in need.
Survivors include her husband, Paul; daughter, Tammy; grandchildren, Christopher (Ruby), Aliana, Kathryn, Elizabeth and Crystiana; siblings, Bruce, Tim, Anita, Jerry and Lisa; along with their spouses, all of Canada. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Sam (Teresa) Volpini and Myrtle (Frank) Burns; her son, Paul; and mother and father-in-law, Jean and Joe. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
As per Kat's wishes, her body was donated to the UB School of Medicine. No visitation will be held. A memorial gathering is being planned for July 8, 2017 to coincide with her 62nd birthday.
Published on  December 29, 2016