Kathleen Tobin Schreiner
Kathleen (Kay) Tobin Schreiner, age 100, born in Brooklyn, New York on April 16, 1921, peacefully passed on October 12, 2021.
Kathleen is predeceased in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Schreiner, her daughter Tracey Garcia, and her six siblings. She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her daughters Janet Dobbins (Cleve), Linda Schreiner, Susan Joyce, Kathleen Scarborough (Orville), and Carolyn Carr (Eric), as well as her sons Michael (Millie) and David Schreiner. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren Michael Robinson (Garrett), Casey Robinson, Christina Watkins (Frank), Peter Joyce (Brianna), Jenna Schreiner, Matthew, Ava and Elizabeth Carr, Timothy, Sarah, Susan and Tristan Schreiner. Her great-grandchildren Britton, Kenley and Raines Robinson, Daegan Adams, Roman and Jameson Watkins.
Kathleen loved her country and served in The United States Navy during WW2. She raised her eight children in Melbourne, Florida and always encouraged them to pursue their talents and interests. Education was of utmost importance to her, and she obtained her own college degree at age 70. She was an avid reader of non-fiction books up to the end of her life, often discussing and sharing them with others. This love of reading she instilled in her children.
Being such a devout Catholic she wanted all her children to attend Catholic Schools. As a result, she became a server in fine local restaurants and was thrilled to meet Alfred Hitchcock and Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies). She trained and became a medical transcriptionist at Holmes Regional Radiology department. Kay also lovingly cared for her dying brother, Frances, in her home. Retired at the age of 80, Kay graciously took her beautiful 5-month-old granddaughter, Sarah Abigail, into her home and raised her for five years, enjoying every moment.
During her retirement Kay enjoyed traveling with family; her absolute favorite trip was to Ireland. One of her favorite ways of waking up her children was to say, “top of the morning to you, rest of the day to me self” and also, “get ready for church!”
Kathleen was a strong and determined human being, active member of her church, mentor to many, friend to all, and a true matriarch of the family. She had a keen sense of humor and always had a proper cup of tea in her hand.
On Saturday, October 23rd at 1:30pm, a funeral mass will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne FL, 32935, followed by military honors. She will be laid to rest At 11:00am on Monday October 25th at Fountainhead Memorial Park, 7359 Babcock St SE, Palm Bay, FL.