Kathleen Anne (Hoag) Eisenberg

Kathleen Anne (Hoag) Eisenberg - West Henrietta, NY - Rochester Cremation

West Henrietta, New York:  Born: July 6, 1948, Deceased: December 31, 2021

Age: 73

Survived by:  Brother and sister-in-law, Charles “Chuck” and Maria (D’Angelo) Hoag of Bogart of Georgia and their ever growing family! Sister, Linda Hoag of Malvern, England; Former husband, David Eisenberg of Rochester, N.Y.

Kate (Kathy) was born to parents C. Raymond Hoag and his wife Dorothy (Homewood) Hoag and was raised in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

After leaving college, she lived in and around Rochester for the rest of her life. She worked for many years in an administrative capacity at Kaddis Manufacturing in Rochester.

Whatever else Kate did in her life, it was underpinned and very much affected by a lifelong battle of survival against the odds. She had weathered cancer treatment given over 40 years ago, but continued, intermittently, to suffer from life-threatening illnesses that were, in part, the sequelae of the cancer treatments available at the time. While she was grateful for the medical knowledge and help that kept her alive and active, she also took pleasure in proving the medics to be ‘off the mark’ when it came to dire predictions about her future!  Even in her final illness she astounded people with her strength, and the determination to carry on until SHE was ready to stop.

Kate had a fierce spirit, a wicked sense of humor, a love of humanity and an even greater love of animals. She wrote stories and poetry, enjoyed rock music and folk, and had many Facebook Friends. She fought in whatever way she could for civil rights, for health care for all, and for the planet. She taught a lot of hospital staff about veganism! She admitted that she found it difficult to compromise, but her dogged determination to set the world right by example was a fundamental rule by which she lived. Many who knew her will miss her enormously.

“She was my little sister and I will miss her too.”  Linda Hoag

Please honor her with a donation to a charity of your choice.


9 Condolences

  1. Ana cuomo on January 12, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    What an amazing life she lived with strong commitments to her causes. We shared many laughs on Facebook, and I will miss her terribly. Virtual hugs to you and her extended family. Cherish the memories!

  2. David Drake on January 12, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    God Speed

  3. Bianca Sue campbell on January 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Soraidh slàn le mo charaid Ceit. Turas sàbhailte……

  4. Katie Dombroski on January 12, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Oh Kate

  5. Terri Lynne Blosser on January 12, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    My sweet Facebook friend. I feel as though we were personal friends. We exchanged many beliefs and thoughts over the years. Kate was ready to go and she is at peace.

  6. Beverly Root on January 12, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Rest in Peace, Kate. I will miss you.

  7. Cosmic Charlie on January 12, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Though I never had the pleasure of experiencing her grace and imitable sense of humor face to face, Sister Kate–aka to me: Katie Mae, Kathy, Katherine of the Moors–was one of my dearest friends for over decade on FB. Towards the end, she gifted me with most of her books, the most important gift one can give me as she knew. We spoke privately almost every day either through email or PM Messenger. She truly was my Sister, and though I will miss her terribly, she promised to find me in her next life. If she was (is) right about the reincarnation thing, I look forward to that meeting.

    I love you, Katie Mae! Keep on truckin’ in your own relentless way!

  8. Amy on January 12, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Simply sending Love Caring and Respect into whatever dimension Kate ‘s essence is at
    There are bonds that bridge time and space that existed during Kate s earlthy time.
    I believe these are possible to continue~ if useful

  9. Don Palsgaard on January 13, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I will miss my Facebook friend Kate. She was dogged in her adherence to her beliefs, and got me to forego eating meat about 5-6 years ago by a barrage of PETA videos. She was visiting hospitalized patients up until the COVID-19 pandemic, and able to offer solace to many despite her own numerous medical problems. She had to exist on disability benefit payments because of the heart problems brought on cancer treatments for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, which she unexpectedly survived in her early thirties (at that time considered a death sentence). She wryly explained that any increase in disability benefit payments always resulted in a decrease in her income since several other benefits such as rental assistance each went up by the entire amount of the increase in the disability benefit payment! And yet she was fastidious in her self-care and appearance of her surroundings. That was the problem at the end – when she wasn’t able to take care of herself or her surroundings, she was ready to die. I will miss her.

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