Kate Waring Obituary, Death – Kate Waring CHARLESTON – Katherine Waring, daughter of Thomas and Janice Duffie Waring, passed away on June 13, 2009. She was laid to rest in the Charleston Cemetery. Place of Residence: Charleston, South Carolina On May 5th, 1981, Kate was born in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing the first through eighth years at Porter-Gaud School, she continued her education at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Additionally, she attended the Cranleigh School in Guilford, England for one semester during her time at Choate Rosemary Hall. She received her diploma from Porter-Gaud School and went on to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she was a member of the Pi Phi sorority throughout her time there. Kate went to Greece and took part in an archaeological dig on the island of Crete when she was attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to earn a degree in Classics.
She also had a wonderful time working as an intern in a forensics lab with the Medical Examiner’s Office at MUSC when she was still in high school. Both of these experiences were quite memorable for her. In addition, Kate received her education at the College of Charleston, where she majored in Classics and, more recently, Russian language and culture, as well as participated in the Russian Club. Kate was a natural mimic, possessed a razor-sharp wit, and was blessed with a delightfully witty sense of humor.
She was naturally inquisitive, fluent in multiple languages, and had a passion for exploring far-flung locations. Her trip to Spitsbergen with her father in August 2008, during which they traveled within the Arctic Circle, is remembered as being among her most memorable experiences. She was also a talented poet and writer in her own right. Kate had a soft spot in her heart for all kinds of animals as well as young children, and she was a staunch supporter of the underdog. Everyone who knew her will grievously miss her and think of her with affection in the years to come.
She is survived by her parents, who reside in Charleston, as well as her brothers, who reside in London, England and Charleston respectively: Joseph Ioor Waring, II and Thomas Richard Waring, II. Mrs. Josephine B. Abney is her grandma on her mother’s side, and she lives in Greenwood, South Carolina. Kate attended St. Michael’s Church for the entirety of her life. During that time, she was active in the junior choir, served as an acolyte, and was a crucifer.
On Friday, October 16, between five and seven o’clock in the evening, friends are welcome to pay the family a visit at the Library and Science Center at Ashley Hall School, which is located at 172 Rutledge Avenue. On Saturday, October 17, 2009, at eleven o’clock in the morning, a memorial ceremony will be performed at St. Michael’s Church in honor of the deceased.