Heidi Kackos

Heidi Marie Kackos, 55, of Oliverea Road, Big Indian died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Queens on August 20, 1957, daughter of the late George and Christel Dohnberg Jensen. She had been a resident of the Catskills for over 35 years. Heidi was the consummate hostess, who loved to cook, and draw others into her infectious happiness! She had an over-riding concern for others, and was ‘Mom’ to many. She made her house a home, shared her love with all, and cherished her role as Oma.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, George Kackos; a daughter, Theresa of NJ; a son, Christopher of Big Indian; a brother, Jerry Jensen of Catskill; two sisters, Carmen Jeffers and Lore Kackos, both of Big Indian; two grandchildren, Deandre and Elise Brevil, and her four-legged family, Loki and Hogan.

A service to celebrate the life of Heidi was held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia with the Rev. Ralph Darmstadt as celebrant.
Family and friends honored and remembered Heidi’s life by gathering on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m. prior to the service.

The family suggests memorials may be made to stjudes.org
You may share a condolence on Heidi’s Memorial Page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com.