[JPL] Condolences to Kenny Werner

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Fri Oct 6 12:02:20 EDT 2006


So Very Sorry For Their Loss!

I had the pleasure of hangin' with her at her Dad's gig in DC a few years ago when he played Twins. She was soooo very bright....well beyond her years.  We shared the same interest in knitting, sewing and talked about politics and she was only 13 at the time!   So very intelligent and well spoken.....


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>From: Steve Schwartz <steve_schwartz at wgbh.org>
>Sent: Oct 6, 2006 9:21 AM
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>Subject: [JPL] Condolences to Kenny Werner
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>News
>South Fallsburg girl dies after car hits tree
>
>By Heather Yakin
>October 04, 2006
>
>Times Herald-Record
>
>South Fallsburg ‹ Katheryn Werner was a dynamo, a joy and an inspiration to
>everyone around her.
>
>At 16, she was a photographer, a musician and a straight-A student. She
>feared nothing.
>
>"She was very, very bright. She was actually going to graduate a year and a
>half early, and she was going to take a year off to do community service and
>then go to NYU," said Tammy Pratt, a family friend.
>
>About 5 p.m. Monday, Katheryn "Kat" Werner was heading from karate practice
>in Mountaindale to her family's home in South Fallsburg when her 1995 Volvo
>850 rounded a 90-degree curve on River Road and she lost control. The car
>hit a tree and caught fire. Some men who'd been fishing in the Neversink
>River just below the road heard the crash and called for help.
>
>Rescuers couldn't free Katheryn from the car. She was pronounced dead at the
>scene, the latest in a stream of young drivers killed in car accidents.
>
>Fallsburg police Chief Angel Lamboy said it appears that Katheryn, who had a
>valid junior license, was going too fast for the road and for her level of
>driving experience. "It wasn't a fender-bender." Lamboy said. "It was quite
>the impact."
>
>An autopsy will be done later today to determine the cause of Katheryn's
>death.
>
>Yesterday, 15-year-old Jena Berman came to a makeshift memorial, adding a
>handful of wildflowers to the bouquets at the base of the tree.
>
>"I can't believe this. Oh, my God," she said, searching for words. "There
>was something about her. She was very open to anyone she'd meet. You
>wouldn't feel afraid to tell her anything."
>
>Friends gathered at Katheryn's home to remember her life and to comfort her
>parents, Lorraine and Kenny Werner.
>
>"We've been getting lots and lots of calls," Lorraine Werner said. "We had
>no idea how many people she had connected with."
>
>The family moved here from New Jersey three years ago. Katheryn was
>home-schooled; the Fallsburg district oversaw the program. Yesterday, the
>district called in a crisis team to offer counseling to the students.
>
>Lauren Pratt, 17, and Emily Grigsby, 16, were home-schooled with Katheryn
>for a year.
>
>"She played guitar and piano. She sang," said Lauren. Katheryn had put
>together a photo portfolio to submit to the Aroma Thyme restaurant in
>Ellenville, hoping for an exhibition. Emily and Lauren plan to submit the
>portfolio for her. Katheryn had raised and trained a seeing-eye dog for a
>group that helps blind people get service dogs. She traveled the world with
>her father, a well-known jazz pianist.
>
>"They've got to go easy with the cars," Lorraine Werner said. "There's a lot
>of time. Go easy."
>
>A memorial service is planned for 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at the Colonial Memorial
>Funeral Home, Main Street, Woodbourne. Donations may be made in Katheryn's
>memory to the Prasad Project, 465 Brickman Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747.
>Please put Katheryn's name on the check's memo line.
>
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