Cathy Castle passed away peacefully in her home on November 3 after a short illness.
Cathy was born in Blowing Rock, NC to Jay and Lucy Castle.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister, Sandra Stalls (Dillon) and her daughters Janet Williams (Tip), Deborah Gross and their children; her cousins, David Castle (Anna), Karen Stackpole (John) and their children Jeff Stackpole (Deborah) and Tracy Capewell (Mike) and their children who affectionately called her Aunt CC.
Cathy was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen, who is survived by his children, Matthew (Becca), Shannon and their children. She will be terribly missed by her loving companion, Keith Ballance. She also leaves behind many cherished and devoted friends.
Cathy was a successful businesswoman whose career as a CPA began with Brock & Beasley PC and spanned more than 40 years. A large part of Cathy’s life was spent helping her clients. Many were also her close friends. She spent the last 10 years at Jacobson Brotman PC. Her big personality and strong work ethic belied her small stature.
Cathy’s love of nature included hiking in the national parks of the United States and the mountains of North Carolina. She enjoyed daily walks along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay searching for sea glass and other treasures. Cathy also loved fishing and sailing the warm waters of the Caribbean. Her travels took her all over the world.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on November 11th at Spring Branch Community Church on Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach with a reception following. She will be returned to her birthplace for a private family service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the Castle family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the local arrangements.