Kathryn Westfall Tharp of Somerville and Woods Hole died January 29 after a long battle with cancer.

Born in 1980 in Greenfield, she was educated in Amherst, and went on to graduate from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

While living in Brooklyn she met Eugene Mirman, whom she would marry.

Ms. Tharp was a set designer for the entertainment industry. She decorated the sets for “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Electric Company,” and “Human Giant,” among other projects.

Her love of design led to long afternoons at the Brimfield antiques market. When she could no longer work due to her illness, she designed the houses and weddings of her friends.

After spending many weekends in Woods Hole, Ms. Tharp and her husband purchased a home there six years ago, and they divided their time between Woods Hole and Somerville.

In addition to her husband, she leaves their son, Oliver Mirman; her father, Kenton Tharp, and stepmother, Bonnie Frank; three sisters, Ahna Sadowski, Jen Weaver and Megan Weaver and other family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Diane Westfall.

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