Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna (born 1949)

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Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna
1949 - living
updated December 09, 2019
Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna, mother to 1 child, was born in 1949 in San Jose, California. She was born into the Kroetch family and married into the Pinna family. She was born to Frank Edward Kroetch and Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch, with sibling Pam. Kathleen was baptized at University Congregational Church, Seattle, Washington. Kathleen's partner was Leonard Michael Pinna, and they gave birth to Daniel Joseph Pinna. We know that Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna had been residing in Campbell, Santa Clara County, California United States.

Kathy has lived in San Jose California for the majority of her life, having spent a few years in various places in Washington State. She was married once to Leo Pinna and they had one child Daniel Joseph Pinna.

Kathy worked on and off at the Valley Medical Center, as did her sister Pam Marks and mother Marian Joyce Benning, but has spent the majority of her career as a spiritual counselor and adviser for over 40 years having assisted thousands of individuals in their quest for realization. Kathy is cofounder and Content & Community Manager of AncientFaces LLC.

Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna Biography

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Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna

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Kathleen Pinna was born in in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California United States

Ethnicity & Lineage

Primarily western and northern European.

Nationality & Locations Lived

United States. Born in San Jose, California she was raised in Saratoga and has lived in Cambrian and Campbell for the past 40 years.


United Church of Christ


at University Congregational Church, in Seattle, King County, Washington United States

Last Known Residence

Campbell, Santa Clara County, California United States


I'm not sure where mom went to grade school but she did attend Saratoga High School and the University of California at Berkeley.


Kathy is Co-Founder and Content & Community Manager of [external link] (that's the website you're on right now) and a spiritual Counselor to hundreds of clients over the past 40 years.

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Kathy was involved many years ago with the Rosicrucian.

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No military service.

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Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna Family Tree

Kathleen's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Pinna family tree.


Frank Edward Kroetch
Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001
Bellingham, WA, United States of America
Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch
Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017
Santa Clara, CA, United States


Pam (Kroetch) Marks
Born: January 1951
San Jose, California, United States

Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna & Leonard Michael Pinna

Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna


Leonard Michael Pinna
Born: May 27, 1951


Daniel Joseph Pinna
Born: Jan 11, 1981
San Jose, CA, United States


Pam (Kroetch) Marks
Born: January 1951
San Jose, California, United States
Daniel Joseph Pinna
Born: Jan 11, 1981
San Jose, CA, United States
Michelle A Cassidy
Born: Aug 12
San Jose, CA, United States
Gracia Clarissa Lionardi
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Hmmm . . . another small correction. Aunt Elaine (gpa's sister) didn't speak to Grandma Nell and her father, Grandpa Hollis/Joe. She blamed Grandma Nell for not taking in all 4 kids when their mother died and she blamed Gpa Hollis/Joe for "abandoning" them. This, even tho their mother's famiily (the Fergusons) didn't like their father and got a court order denying him contact.
Nov 29, 2019 · Reply
Celebrating Thanksgiving with mom and Lisa. Kathy lived from 9 - 16 years old in Seattle. She had thanksgiving with grandma Nel and grandpa Shirley at noon and then at 5 they drove across Seattle to Magnolia Bluff to celebrate with Aunt Elaine (grandpa’s sister) since she wouldn’t talk or interact with Shirley (her step grandfather). Her father was Hollis and when her mother died they adopted out all of the girls including Elaine.
Nov 28, 2019 · Reply
I had a wonderful day with you today! Great to grab a quick lunch at Sienna Bistro after reviewing this awesome project.
Sep 25, 2019 · Reply
I enjoyed it very much! Now, where’s the “like “ button? 😀
Sep 26, 2019 · Reply
Lol. It’ll come eventually!! This project scope is massive!
Sep 26, 2019 · Reply
So, in absence of the soon to be "like" button - LIKE your response. :)
Sep 26, 2019 · Reply
I've known Kathy since 1981 when I was born! :) She is a great mother and wonderful human-being. She continues to be an inspiration for many people, helping people with their daily lives. Kathy attended the University of Berkeley (CAL) in California and is also a co-founder of [external link]

Thank you for having me mom!
Jan 24, 2013 · Reply

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1949 World Events

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In 1949, in the year that Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna was born, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1956, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1964, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1973, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1996, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

Other Biographies

Other Pinnas

John Pinna
Apr 14, 1894 - October 1966
Pittsfield, MA
Baingio S Pinna
Oct 19, 1896 - Feb 3, 1990
Miami, FL
Angelina Pinna
Aug 19, 1902 - March 1981
Opa Locka, FL
Jane P Pinna
Dec 29, 1925 - Mar 15, 2007
Edward Pinna
Jan 5, 1926 - November 1971
Constance C Pinna
Apr 1, 1905 - Sep 1, 1997
Vero Beach, FL
Leonard Pinna
Jun 12, 1904 - September 1976
Lake Worth, FL
Mary E Pinna
Apr 3, 1933 - Nov 19, 2000
Dover, DE
Edward P Pinna
Oct 14, 1913 - Nov 2, 1989
Phoenix, AZ
Anna Pinna
Jul 18, 1888 - December 1969
Brooklyn, NY
Anna Pinna
Jun 3, 1902 - March 1981
Lake Worth, FL
Edward Pinna
Sep 3, 1889 - March 1965
West Islip, NY

Other Kroetches

Dorothy Kroetch
Apr 21, 1908 - March 1987
Hadley, NY
Lester F Kroetch
Sep 6, 1913 - Jan 8, 1999
Tucson, AZ
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