Tuesday Aug 30 2011 comments A celebration of life By: Press Tribune Photography by Philip Wood -A +A Buy This Photo Now Attendees tear up during a celebration honoring former Oakmont High School principal Kathleen Sirovy Tuesday. Sirovy passed away Aug. 19 from brain cancer. Ron Severson, assistant superintendent of personnel for Roseville Joint Union High School District, remarks on his 16-year friendship with former Oakmont High School principal Kathleen Sirovy during a celebration of her life Tuesday. Sirovy passed away Aug. 19 from brain cancer. People who knew Kathleen Sirovy wrote notes to her during her Celebration of Life event at Oakmont High School Tuesday evening. Katrina Hoop, Kathleen Sirovy's niece, purchases a blue wrist band that honored the tradition of excellence Sirovy instilled. The money raised will go to a scholarship in Sirovy's name. Oakmont High School's alumni choir performs a song in remembrance of former principal Kathleen Sirovy, who passed way Aug. 19 from brain cancer.