Obituary, Kathleen Dow Back

Amenia – Kathleen Dow Back, 79, a thirty-year resident of Amenia, NY died peacefully in her home with her family at her bedside on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Mrs. Back was a self-employed legal secretary for nearly forty years, prior to her retirement in 2013.

Born October 2, 1943, in New Rochelle, NY she was the daughter of the late George and Frederica (Yaede) Dow. Mrs. Back attended and graduated from New Rochelle area schools. She married Charles Back in Rhinebeck, NY and they shared many happy years together. Mr. Back passed away in 2005. Mrs. Back enjoyed spending time with her family and was a voracious reader in her spare time.

Mrs. Back is survived by two sons, James D. Lehan and his companion Sandra Bell of Millerton, NY and Christopher G. Lehan and his companion Eileen Kelly of Stormville, NY; her granddaughters, Emily Lehan and Savannah Geidel; her brother, George Dow and his wife Delma of Kansas City, MO and her sister, Georgeine Burke and her husband Charles of Slaterville Springs, NY and several nieces and nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Dickie and two sisters, Florence and Sissy.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service may be announced at a later date.

Author: Harlem Valley News