Whistler was listed as the Eagles’ boys and girls swim coach. She was a 1990 CJ graduate.

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Whistler was listed as the Eagles’ boys and girls swim coach. She was a 1990 CJ graduate.

“It is with deep sadness that we share head swim coach Kate Corrado Whistler ’90 passed away (Tuesday),” read a release from CJ. “Kate was a treasured member of the CJ community & her impact in & out of the pool will truly be missed. Continued prayers for her, her family & all of whom she coached and inspired.”

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Whistler was diagnosed with colon cancer. She was named the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed coach of the year following last season and retired from coaching due to the illness. Whistler and her husband, Bill Whistler, were CJ’s annual fund co-chair this year.

Besides her husband, Whistler also is survived by children Quinn Corrado, a 2013 CJ graduate, and Mia Whistler, who will be a junior at CJ.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Emmanuel Catholic Church, 149 Franklin St., Dayton. A celebration of life will follow at Mary, Our Lady of Victory Gym on the CJ campus for family and friends.

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