Kathleen Ellis Lilik, 59, of Germantown, Md., passed away March 11 at Casey House Hospice, Gaithersburg, Md. She was the wife of Dennis A. Lilik, a former Clarks Summit resident. The couple celebrated 37 years of marriage in October 2011.
Born July 12, 1952, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of Geraldine Woods Ellis, Waverly, and the late Joseph R. Ellis. She was a 1974 graduate of Marian College, Indianapolis, Ind., where she majored in accounting. She was a Certified Public Accountant and was employed by URS Federal Services of Germantown, Md., where worked since March 2002 as an accounting manager. She began her professional career as a CPA, and formerly was employed by, DCAA and was Controller for Teleflex Inc., Oxnard, Calif.
She was a member of Mother Seton Parish, Germantown, Md., where Kathleen taught CCD education for nearly 20 years. She was an active volunteer with school services, where she was recognized for volunteering for over 4,000 hours of service. She also served as school PTA Treasurer and Girl Scout Leader within the Germantown area.
Also surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth M. Lilik, Germantown, Md.; sisters, Elaine Ellis Regan, Jeanne Ellis Quinn, husband, Dr. Richard Silbert, and Anne M. Ellis, all of Clarks Summit; Atty. Leslie Ellis Lombardy and husband, Dr. Marc Lombardy, Millburn, N.J.; and brother, Steven R. Ellis and Erica Viegelahn, Alexandria, Va.; and seven nephews, seven nieces, five great-nephews. She was the sister-in-law of Dr. Kenneth W. Lilik and wife, Karen Lilik, Clarks Summit.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph "Jay" Ellis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 ( www.montgomeryhospice.org); or American Lung Association , 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004 ( www.lung.org). To send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com