Kate Kernan (1952 – 2018)

Kate Kernan 1952-2018

Kate Kernan (SY) passed away February 19, 2018 in New York City.  A woman of quiet intelligence who enjoyed reading and research, she earned a master’s degree in American Studies from Yale in 1985. She worked for several years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; her interests included 19th Century American Painting and the Arts and Crafts movement.  She was a resident of New York City and Southampton NY.

Remembering her from the first day of freshman year in Vanderbilt Hall, Fred Peters wrote: “She was then as she remained: voraciously well read, mordantly funny and perceptive, and acutely aware of the design and order in everything around her.”