Cathy Kaye, former Treasurer of the City of Falls Church and longtime City resident and activist, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 3, at her home in Big Fork, Montana. She was 47.
Many in Falls Church will remember Cathy and her husband Tom for their many years of service to the community and civic organizations to which they belonged. She served as the Treasurer of Falls Church from her election in 2006 until her retirement in July of 2014.
She also served as the campaign treasurer for many local elected officials over the years. She was also a member of the Citizens for a Better City (CBC); over the years she served as CBC President, and she was a recipient of the Jane and Wayne Dexter Award for her extraordinary service to CBC and the Falls Church community.
She was also active in the Falls Church City Democratic Committee, Falls Church Housing Corporation, Greater Hillwood Citizens’ Association and the League of Women Voters. Cathy was also a member of the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the Falls Church Education Foundation.
Cathy Kaye is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Tom Kaye, her mother Hayden Luczka of Vienna, her father Martin Miller of Fredericksburg, her brother and two sisters and a menagerie of pets that many will remember: her four dogs, Eli, Lily, Pfizer and Merck, and her parrot Clarice.
A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday, May 21, from 3 – 5 p.m., with location to be announced.