Katherine Anne Marie ‘Kate’ Lusich-Nixon, 42, strong advocate for women pursuing careers in engineering

Katherine Anne Marie 'Kate' Lusich-Nixon
Katherine Anne Marie ‘Kate’ Lusich-Nixon

Katherine Anne Marie “Kate” Lusich-Nixon, 42, of Virginia Beach, was tragically taken from us Friday, May 31, 2019.

The second of eight children, she was a loving mother who was committed to her husband and children. She worked as the compliance manager of the Public Utility Facility for the City of Virginia Beach. She attended Chico State College in California, graduating with a degree in civil engineering. She was widely respected in her field, and was a strong advocate for women pursuing careers in engineering.

Kate was a person who always put others before herself. She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League; dedicated and enthusiastic member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church; the announcer for the Pembroke Marlin swim team; and actively supported the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic organization that offers the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed.

Katherine was preceded in death by her father, Bob Lusich; grandmothers, Suzanne Dandy and Dorthy Lusich; and father-in-law, Captain William Fred Nixon.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jason; children, Morgan Katherine, Madilyn Alexis and MacKenize Marie; grandfather, James F. Dandy; mother, Julie Dandy; brothers, Paul, Matthew, Daniel and Philip; sisters, Suzanne, Nancy and Caroline; as well as innumerable nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and close friends.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 6, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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