Katherine Elizabeth Sink Somelofski was born November 14, 1955 in Asheville, NC to Mary Elizabeth Barwick Sink and Carl Jackson Sink. She passed away on January 19, 2019. Katherine grew up in Winston- Salem, NC where she was a graduate of RJ Reynolds High School. She graduated from the University of NC, Greensboro and completed a doctorate in Educational Design at Florida State University.
Katherine applied her educational training skills in corporate settings domestically and internationally. She retired from Lucent Technologies in 2001 to pursue her artistic passions. Katherine moved to Margaretville where she joined the community of Catskills artisans and crafters creating pure Catskills beeswax candles and stained glass art. There she met her husband Charles “Sonny” Somelofski who survives her. They made their home together in Margaretville and in Brevard, NC.
In addition to her husband, Katherine is also survived by her sister, Frances Sink of Stamford, CT and her brother, Carl Jackson Sink, Jr. of Dayton, MD.
Katherine was a member of the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County in Brevard, NC. Memorial gifts can be made to the UUTC, 24 Varsity St, Brevard, NC 28712 for their Peace Pole Project ( https:// peacepoleproject.org) to which she felt a deep commitment. A celebration of her life will be held later this spring in Brevard, NC.