Heath, Katharine Fontaine Syer

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Katharine Berkeley Fontaine Syer Heath, 94, formerly of Virginia Beach, died at her home in Riner, Va., on Jan. 11, 2009. Mrs. Heath was the widow of Lee Crawford Syer and James Elliott Heath, both of Virginia Beach.

Mrs. Heath is survived by a son, Lee C. Syer and his wife Jean of Pinon Hills, Calif.; her daughters, Fontaine Syer and her husband Henry Woronicz of Bloomington, Ind., and Charlotte K. Hisey and her husband David of Charlottesville, Va.

A graveside ceremony will be held at the Wallace-Altizer Cemetery on Goldenrod Road in Riner at noon Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Katharine Heath’s memory be made to the Nature Conservancy.