Celebrating the life of

Eithne Scott

Passed away on March 11, 2021

Eithne Scott



Eithne Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the youngest of eleven children to parents John and Susan Dorney.  After completing her education at St. Louis High School, she graduated from the Brendan Smith Academy of Acting and helped found The Genesian Arts Society, and amateur drama group, playing locally in Dublin before she immigrated to America.

After living in San Francisco for a short time, she settled in Riverside, California where she married Norman Katz a returning Korean War veteran.  She was a member of several cultural groups, and was active in the PTA, the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America.  She taught a course in modeling for the Riverside School System, and was an active member in The Opera Guild and The Symphony Guild.

After the death of her husband, Eithne worked for The Dale Carnegie Organization in London and was active in The American Women’s Club and a member of the National Women’s Institute.  She was sales director for Hever Castle in Kent working for the Astor family.  While living in Virginia, Eithne helped found The Orange Music Society of Virginia.

In Savannah, she was a member of The Downtown Neighborhood Association, The Record Club, and an active member of The Downtown Garden Club.  She organized the discussion group, The Savannah Seven and was a member of The English Speaking Union, Savannah Branch, and The Victorian Society.

She is survived he her son, Professor Mark N. Katz, daughter-in-law, Dr. Nancy Yinger, and granddaughter, Melissa, also by her daughter, Susan Katz Keating, and grandchildren, Erin, Kelly and Courtney, and five great-grandchildren.

The private Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  Inurnment will be private.

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I am so very sad that Eithne passed away. She was so loving, giving, and a beautiful person inside and out. Ellis and I will miss her very much.

- Christy, Savannah, GA

Eithne was such a lovely gentlewoman.She was, in my mind, the essence of Ireland. Not only was she smart and independent, but thoughtful and kind. I will truly miss her!

- Joan Levy, Savannah, Georgia

Eithne was my mother-in-law. I first met her in 1978, at my wedding. She was a lively, lovely person, and I shall miss her.

- Nancy Yinger, Oakton, VA

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a lovely person.

- David McNeil , Moreno Valley, CA

Deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Eithne. True lady. May she rest in peace x

- Louise Dorney , Dublin , Ireland

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Rest in peace Eithne x

- Louise Dorney, Dublin, Ireland

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Our deepest condolences to you all! Beautiful lady inside and out! She will be missed by many at home and abroad! Finally reunited in heaven with her family and husband! Rest In Peace dearest Eithne xxx

- Louise Byrne & Family, Dublin, Ireland

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Rest in heavenly peace Aunt Eithne x

- Clare Perry, Dublin, D

Sincere sympathies to all the family Eithne was a wonderful aunt and friend.forever in our thoughts.

- Nuala, Dublin, Ireland

So sorry for your sad loss fond memories always of Eithne Rip.

- Gerry Bell, Dublin, Ireland

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family

- Torbjørn Knutsen, Trondheim, Norway

we loved sharing with Eithne. We knew her only for the past seven years, but enjoyed her hosting cocktails, pontificating on politics, discussing classic movies, and generally caring for eithne. we will miss her, she touched our lives.

- Yoryos Yeracaris, Savannah, GA

Thank you all for your very kind words and condolences for my mother. They are much appreciated.

- Susan Katz Keating, St. Petersburg, FL

Eithne was our dear friend and we will miss her. Our condolences to Eithne's family. Please know how much joy she brought to us and to others.

- Alan and Patricia Silver, Greensboro, NC

Eithne was my friend for many years, I know she will be surely missed. I felt the world was a better place with her in it. Sorry for your loss

- Valerie Bishopp, Woodbridge, UK

So sorry to hear this news. Eithne was a massive part of my childhood and life. A sweet, kind ‘wirey’ lady who loved life and loved people. Caring, intelligent and giving. So many memories to enjoy and savour for my life to come. With such love and condolences to all her family & friends. You’ll be in my heart forever Penny McLean-Barr (Bishopp)

- Penelope Bishopp, Chelmsford , Essex

Dearest Aunty Eithne, we will miss your bubbly phone calls ❤️ You can join dad and all your other sisters and brothers now - I’m sure there’ll be a hooley at the reunion in heaven. Thank you for the great times when I was a young traveler in 1977 in London and when Rosey I took the kids to Maddison to stay with you in 1993. You will always remain in our hearts ♥️ ❤️♥️

- Shaun and Rosey Dorney, Shailer Park, Queensland Australia

Mrs. Scott was my neighbor for 10 years in Savannah and a dear friend for the remainder of her life. I enjoyed the many birthdays together, running errands together, beautiful cocktail parties, and our walks back to the Lafayette after mass. She will be greatly missed and I will miss our long, thoughtful conversations pondering life the most. Thank you for always listening and all the wisdom.

- Jill Nemec, Norfolk, VA

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- Nemec, Knoxville, TN

Susan, I am very sorry for your loss. Oceans of Prayers and Love to you and yours. May God hold you all in the palm of His Hands as you move this tender passage in life. God Bless, Christine

- Christine Dolan, Easton, MD

I drove Miss Scott to her doctors and grocery store, we always had a pleasant conversation. I'm truly going to miss her.

- Alfred Edward McKay, Savannah, GA

Eithne was always joyous and full of life. Condolences to the family as I know she will be sadly missed. May the blessing of light be on her Light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine upon her And warm her heart Beannachtaí libh go bhfeictear arís sibh ☘️☘️

- Paula Geraghty, Brisbane, Queensland

Eithne was such a lovely person, May she Rest In Peace. Condolences to Susan, Mark and their families.

- Lois Geraghty , Brisbane , Queensland Australia

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- Lois Geraghty, Brisbane , Queensland Australia

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- Paula Geraghty, Brisbane, Queensland Australia

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Our heartfelt condolences. May the happy memories give you strength through this difficult time. Yogi and Kate Garrison

- Yogi and Kate Garrison, Savannah, Select State

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Ms.Scott was a beautiful lady that I was blessed to get to know. She will be forever in our hearts. Please accept our sympathy for your loss.. Pam and Ben Nemec

- Pam M Nemec, Chattanooga, TN

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private