Saturday Spotlight- Kathleen Ernest Cergol

Name: Kathleen Ernest Cergol
Age: 53
Occupation: Speech-language pathologist
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: 3…24, 21, 15
Hobbies: Running,running, running, working out, sunsets, reading and helping my children reach their goals.

Thanks Lou LaFleur for asking me to be WOTW !

So, a little bit about me… I am an Irish twin, 2nd born of 5 children belonging to Kathleen and Robert. Darlene, is a year older than me, close to the day! I am a sister to identical twin sisters, Maureen and Noreen, a year and a half younger. Noreen is married to my favorite running partner, Roger Belz. My brother , Robert is the youngest, not quite 50 yet. Do you see what mom did with the girls names? All she had to do was yell “een” and we all would come running! Bobby would follow…to make sure he wasn’t missing out but would soon find out we were in trouble and fade back. I was born in Queens and went to P.S. 33 in Queens Village until middle school. We moved to Central Islip and 3 years later moved to Lake Ronkonkoma, where I graduated from Sachem High School in 1984. After graduating I attended Suffolk County Community College and then transferred to Hofstra University, where I received my bachelors and masters degrees in Speech Pathology.
During college I met and married my ex-husband, Jeffrey. We were married for 28 years, together for 30 and they didn’t all suck! LOL Our marriage brought forth 3 amazing children, Kevin, 24, Jeffrey jr. 21, and Erin, 15 1/2 and she is sure to be the one your mom wishes on you!
I don’t have a long running history. I only started running in July of 2018 and the reason for my sudden interest in running is forthcoming later this week…. stay tuned…