South Charlotte Obituaries

Kathrina Bogart
Kathrina ‘Kathy’ Bogart, 68, of Charlotte, died July 27, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Born Jan. 31, 1944, in New York City, N.Y., Mrs. Bogart was a daughter of the late George Von Sebo and Mary Dabney Marshall.

Survivors include her son, Jason Bogart, of Quincy, Fla..

A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church.

Memorials: Humane Society, www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org; McLeod Center, www.mcleodcenter.com; American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

Mike Richey
Mike Richey, 65, of Charlotte, died July 28, 2012.

Born Jan. 30, 1947, in Washington, D.C., Mr. Richey was a son of the late Loyd and Rachel Dove Richey.

He attended Myers Park High School, where he lettered in football and track and field. He later attended Hargrave Military Academy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a four-year varsity letterman.

He was elected to the East/West and North/South College Shrine Bowl Games and then drafted in the fourth round of the 1969 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played for one year. He played another year with the New Orleans Saints.

He worked in the Capital Markets Fixed Income division of First Union National Bank, reached the position of senior vice president of fixed income and then joined FTN Financial. He retired from Capital Markets in 2007.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Pam; son, Garrett; and daughter, Rachel.

A funeral service was held Aug. 2 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Joan Watson.

Memorials: Greensboro Children’s Home Society, 1002 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC 27405; American Diabetes Association, 222 S. Church St. #336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Cathy Druckenbrod
Cathy Druckenbrod, 64, of Charlotte, died July 28, 2012, surrounded by family.

Born May 29, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Druckenbrod was a daughter of James and Rita Bourke.

She graduated from Sacred Heart College.

She enjoyed exercising, and annually took part in the Cupid’s Cup benefit walk associated with Carolina Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation center.

She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, where she was a preschool teacher and a Eucharistic minister to the sick.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Tom; children T.J., and his wife, Lisa, and Kevin, and his wife, Molly; brother, Rory; sisters Shannon and Mary; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Aug. 1 at St. Gabriel, conducted by the Rev. Monsignor Richard Bellow, Celebrant, and the Rev. Frank O’Rourke, Concelebrant.

William Herbert Ashendorf
William ‘Bill’ Ashendorf, 72, of Charlotte, died July 29, 2012.

Born Nov. 17, 1939, in Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Ashendorf was a son of Isaac and Rosalie Ashendorf.

He graduated from Myers Park High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Law.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps before starting his law practice. He later joined his family’s business, Southern Watch Supply Co., Inc., and then opened a Sports Fantasy franchise in Charlotte.

He was president of the congregation of Temple Israel, board member of the Charlotte Coliseum Authority and on a number of other boards and groups. He helped found the Myers Park High School Alumni Association.

He enjoyed athletics at Myers Park and UNC Chapel Hill, and listening to music.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; son, Jay, and his wife, Erin; sister, Deane Boxer; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service was held July 31 at Temple Israel.

Memorials: Hospice and Palliative Care-Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204; Crisis Assistance Ministry, 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206.

LaVerne Z. Welch
LaVerne Zedaker Welch, 81, of Charlotte, died July 29, 2012, at Plantation Estates.

Born in Charlotte, Mrs. Welch was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Sarah Zedaker.

She was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Joe Welch; daughters Sara Moreau, and her husband, David, of Charlotte, and Cathie Wiggins, and her husband, Cliff, of Silver Spring, Md.; son, Buzz Welch, and his wife, Becky, of Columbia, S.C.; sister, Sara Barber; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Aug. 1 at Sardis Presbyterian.

Memorials: Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270.

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