Catherine Ann “Cathy” Dill, 61, of Warwick, Maryland, passed away on December 18 after a valiant seven-year battle with breast cancer.
Cathy grew up in Timonium, Maryland. After graduating from high school, she attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She is also a graduate of the Maryland Banking School.
Cathy moved from the Baltimore area to Cecil County, Maryland in 1996. She worked at The Peoples Bank of Elkton and became the Vice President of Corporate Services at Columbia Bank in Elkton, serving her many local business clients.
She was very active in community organizations.
Cathy was named Elkton’s Citizen of the Year by the Elkton Alliance/Chamber of Commerce in 2010. She spent four years as President of the Junior Board of Union Hospital in Elkton and during her time leading this volunteer group, nearly $700,000 was raised for the hospital. She helped with auxiliary fundraisers and particularly enjoyed her many hours spent helping the other volunteers at the Junior Board’s “Good As NewShop,” located in downtown Elkton.
Cathy was on the Breeder’s Fair Board of Directors. She served on the Upper Bay
Counseling and Support Services board where she chaired the fund development committee. Cathy was named to the Cecil County Social Services Board by the Cecil County Commissioners. She was on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Cecil County and on the board of the Friends of Mount Harmon Plantation. She was a member of St. Dennis Catholic Church in Galena, Maryland.
But most importantly, Cathy possessed a special zest for life that brought her many friends. A day with Cathy always held the promise of an adventure. She loved to travel
and also enjoyed gardening, searching for antiques and trips with her husband to local and state fairs. She has had a close bond with her family and joined them on many trips and at family celebrations. Cathy loved to exercise and participated in Jazzercise and once belonged to an intense bootcamp-style program. She adored her little Italian Greyhound, Lola, and both could often be seen hiking around her neighborhood. Cathy endured many years of treatment in an attempt to win her battle against breast cancer and her fighting spirit was never diminished. She will be greatly missed.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Will N. Dill, Jr., as well as her parents,
Frederick M. and Teresa A. Valerino of Timonium. She is also survived by her five siblings, Ann Hays of Baltimore, Susan and husband Dennis Sheehan of Chatham, New Jersey, Fred and wife Susan Valerino of Parkton, James and wife Renee Valerino of Parkton, Mary and husband Joseph Gaultney of Pennsylvania, as well as nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
The family would like to thank all who helped their beloved Cathy during her illness andfind comfort that her friends will continue to hold Cathy in their hearts.
Viewings for Catherine Dill will be held Monday, December 21at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road (Beltway exit 26) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s at 100 Church Lane, Cockeysville on Tuesday, December 22 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Cathy’s honor to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.