Katharine (Kate) Augusta Hollister of Rego Park, New York, was returning home for the Christmas holidays after spending a semester abroad at the College of Ripon & York St. John in York, England. She leaves her parents, William and Babette, and a brother, Benjamin.
Born in New York, New York, she graduated from Bronx High School of Science in June 1986. Kate was a junior at the University of Rochester where she was majoring in English. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority.
Kate was an avid theatergoer, a fan of Shakespeare, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake's Seuen. A good, kind, funny young woman, brimming with expectations about her future, she brought joy to the lives of all who knew her.
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