“Kay” Lebowitz Remembered 

A former State Representative and long-standing member of the Maine troop greeters has passed away.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the folks that had the privilege of working alongside Catherine “Kay” Lebowitz have nothing by kind words to say about her.” She was a wonderful lady. Most important I think is the fact that she has touched literally tens of thousands of lives in ways she’ll never know because of her generosity, her volunteer time and her true committment to wanting to make this a better community.”” An institution really because she was a little of everything. She was always willing to help people.”Those are just some of the ways people describe “Kay” Lebowitz.She passed away Monday in Bangor at the age of 94.Lebowitz was a former Bangor Mayor and city councilor.She was also a troop greeter at Bangor’s airport.Senator Susan Collins was the first recipient of the “Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service,” from the Bangor Chamber of Commerce.In a statement Collins says, “Although her health had declined, she still showed the remarkable and loving spirit that we all knew and admired.”” She was active right up until last week. She walked into the Heart Ball with Reverend Carlson and was looking to dance. She was always full of spirit and you couldn’t take that out of her. She gave you more than you probably deserved.”Lebowitz was born in Massachusetts and moved to Searsport at a young age.She left Maine later, but returned in 1955, and now leaves a legacy few will forget.” Great role model. We should all be like Kay when we grow up.”