Katharine Weber Winn
Katharine Weber Winn died following a courageous battle with cancer on April 3, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif., at the age of 62.
She was born Karen Marguerite Weber to Solomon Earl Weber and Mary Elizabeth Willis on June 27, 1953.
She graduated from Quincy High School in 1971 as valedictorian. She received her bachelor of arts degree in Asian Art History in 1986 from the University of Washington, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended San Francisco State University studying Mandarin Art.
After moving to San Francisco in the early 1980s, she married Steven Winn and became interested in the emerging high-end restaurant scene. She was one of the first women to break into the male-dominated waitstaff area, something she was very proud of. She worked in some of the most famous restaurants in San Francisco and knew Wolfgang Puck well.
She also enjoyed a decade of working for the San Francisco Ballet as front receptionist as well as being a licensed security guard for the state of California. While working for KPIX and KBHK TV in San Francisco as a corporate writer, she won a national award for an episode of “Bay Sunday,” which she wrote and produced.
Katharine was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by half-sister Dawn Paggeot, numerous cousins and longtime special friend Steve McCormack.
A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Pioneer Church in Quincy, 415 F St. S.W. at the museum site.
She was interred at Quincy Valley Cemetery, alongside her parents.
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Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.