Kathryn Cecilia Steiner Monahan entered into Rest, July 11, 2021.
Kathryn S. Monahan was born in Detroit, Michigan November 6, 1953, to George and Barbara Steiner. Moving to the family home in Burlingame, CA, Kathy grew up in a loving and supportive household with her sister and brothers, attending local schools and discovering her passion for theater.
Able to capture an audience with her talent and commanding presence, Kathy also captured the hearts of all she met with her generous spirit and unflagging sense of humor.
Kathy took to the stage locally in high school and college productions, before a semester abroad landed her on the stage at Dublin’s Abbey Theater. She earned her BA from UCLA in acting and theater production and was awarded the university’s Hugh O’Brien Award.
Launching her career in the heart of Hollywood, Kathy spent the next ten years on stage and screen refining her craft and mingling with the stars, before taking an administrative position at MGM. She later moved to CBS, where she met and married musician and actor, Hugh Monahan.
Kathy and Hugh welcomed their son, Patrick James, on January 9th, 1984, and soon after left Southern California for family life in the Bay Area. Hugh’s work then took them to Sacramento, CA, then to Seattle, WA, where Kathy was able to continue work as a television producer for CBS.
Retiring from Seattle’s Shoreline School District in 2015, Kathy, with Hugh and Pat, moved to Folsom, CA, where they enjoyed warm summer evenings, myriad biking and hiking trails, and snow trips to the nearby mountains each winter.
The love of theater, of Shakespeare, and of America’s great playwrights were embedded in Kathy’s core: “A good actor will always connect with his audience’s emotions”. With her kind heart and open and welcoming nature, Kathy connected with so many, enjoying what was perhaps her greatest success, her immediate and warmest connections to family members and many friends.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Hugh, and son, Patrick, her sister, Mary (Ian McInnis), brothers, Jim (Janet) and John (Lisa), as well as nephews John, Owen, Roy, and Johnny, and nieces Monica and Haley.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to American River Hospice.
Services to be announced.
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