Elisabeth Gathy Kaveggia
MADISON-Elisabeth Gathy Kaveggia died on May 18, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison after a brief illness.
She was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 10, 1926. After her medical education she fled communist Hungary with her husband and infant son during the revolution in 1956. After several years in Chicago the family moved to Madison in 1960. She worked at Central Wisconsin Center for 35 years and retired as head of Pediatric and Genetic Services in 1995. She enjoyed working with her colleagues at the Waisman Center and pioneered research into genetic diseases such as the Kaveggia-Neuhauser and Opitz-Kaveggia Syndromes. She was a conscientious physician as well as a loving and devoted mother to her four children. She was an avid knitter and tennis player and learned to play bridge in her later years with her many dear friends.
Surviving are her children Dr. Laszlo (Susan) Kaveggia of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Francis (Julie) Kaveggia of Janesville, Wisconsin, Andrew Kaveggia of Madison and Lisa (Steve) King of Denver, Colorado, and her grandchildren Harrison Ory, Cameron Ory, Rielly King, Sarah Kaveggia, Beth Kaveggia and Samantha Kaveggia, nephew George (Marcy) Gathy of Madison and their children and grandchildren.
Arrangements will be with Ryan & Joyce-Ryan funeral home and celebration of her life is planned for a later date.
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