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Kristin A. (Topolosky) Hetz

Died: Fri., Feb. 10, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 15, 2012
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
Location: Turtle Creek

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
Location: North American Martyrs Church

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Of Washington, D.C., age 36, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012.  She was a devoted mother to Jacob and Max and beloved wife to Scott Hetz.

Cherished daughter of Paul and Kathleen “Kitty” (McCann) Topolosky.

Dear sister of Mark Topolosky of NYC and Lynn (Barry) Raus of NJ. Loving aunt to Samuel, Meredith and Benjamin Raus; Elizabeth, Grace, Will, Charlie, Jack, Joey, Adam and Lia Hetz. Also survived by many in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kristin was a graduate of GatewayHigh School and the University of Pittsburgh.  She was the Director of Visual Marketing at Nine West and Sketchers before becoming a full-time mother.  Kristin loved children and had a passion for photography and teaching art.

Friends received at Gawler’s Funeral Home, Washington DC   on Monday, from 5 – 8 pm.

Friends welcome 5-8pm Wednesday  and 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave., at James St., Turtle Creek 412-823-9350.

Mass of Christian Burial in North American Martyrs Church on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

In honor of Kristin’s dedication to inspiring and growing young artists, memorial donations can be made to the Kristin Hetz Arts Education Fund at Janney Elementary, c/o the Janney PTA, 4130 Albemarle St, NW Washington D.C. 20016.


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Jan (Solka) Wilcox
   Posted Tue February 14, 2012
I remember spending time with Kristin growing up... My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to your entire family.

The Wilcox Family
Denver, CO

Jody Roess - ACL (Erie)
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
My sympathies to all of you. I can not imagine what you are going through. Though death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Please know we are all thinking of your family at a time of such great loss.

Michael Gallagher
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
My thoughts & prayers go out to the Topolosky/Hetz Family. I grew up with Kristin and loved her dearly. The Topolosky family was always so kind to me. All my love goes out to you during these tough times.

Michael Gallagher

Mary Blythe
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Kitty and family,

I was deeply saddened to hear about your loss and I just wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers and on our prayer chain here at St. Agnes the next few days. May God give you His peace.

Mary Blythe

Lou/Carol Intrieri and Families
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Keeping the loved ones of Kristen in our prayers. May memories of happier times soften the painful sense of loss. May you each find strength and courage to move on in your lives and make many more new, happy memories to be cherished by all. God Bless all!

Jsn Lewis (Havrilla)
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Kitty & Paul and family,
Words can not express the deep sadness and heartache I have for you at this time,the loss of your daughter goes beyond any sadness you can bear. I pray that God helps you to heal with time and you can live on, and believe you will be together again. May peace be with you.
Sincerly, Jan Lewis

Matthew Ruddy
   Posted Fri February 17, 2012
Dear Mark and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of Kristen's passing. For all the years you all lived just up the street. Kristen and all of you were always so nice.

All my thoughts and prayers,
Matt Ruddy

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