Catherine Chisholm

Catherine Louise Chisholm

May 29, 1948 - September 4, 2019
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Catherine Louise Chisholm, “Cathy”, devoted wife and loving mother of two, passed away peacefully in her Davidsonville home on Wednesday, September 4th 2019 at the age of 71.

Born on May 29th, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Joseph Patrick and Voncille Dwyer (née Lynch), Cathy was the third of five children and the only daughter. She is a 1966 graduate of Bladensburg High School, where she met her first love and future husband, John Andrew “Andy” Chisholm of Inverness, Scotland, whom she married on March 1st, 1969. Following her father’s footsteps into government service, Cathy worked for 13 years as a civil servant in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Supreme Court before devoting herself full-time to raising her children. Never content while idle, she labored tirelessly behind the scenes to propel her husband’s business success and made many sacrifices to ensure her children had the best educational opportunities.

Cathy was passionate about interior design, had a keen eye for fashion, dedicated herself to the loving care of her schnauzers and Australian shepherd, and was an avid lifelong consumer of literature. She keenly understood the power of the written word, cultivated a sharp, acerbic wit, and bravely confronted life’s inevitable challenges (frequently by way of that wit). A self-taught chef and discerning gourmand, Cathy’s culinary skills were worthy of James Beard recognition though she’d likely modestly decline the award if offered.

She is preceded in death by her parents, oldest brother Joseph, and younger brother, Daniel, and is survived by her husband Andrew of 50 years and two children, Cristine and Joshua. A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 from 2 to 4pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 10 am at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, 900 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the D.C. Preservation League (

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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  • Service

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Lakemont Memorial Gardens
    900 W. Central Avenue
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  • Interment

    Lakemont Memorial Gardens
    900 W. Central Avenue
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Posted at 08:55am
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David & Kelly Hursh

Posted at 08:24am
May God comfort and sustain you. May fond memories ease your pain. You will be in our thoughts and prayers through the journey. With deepest sympathy
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Lola Carvajal

Posted at 10:50pm
Dear Cris, Andy and Josh, on behalf of our entire family we want to send you our deepest condolences in this day. We are deeply sorry to learn about Cathy’s departure. We ask God to give you strength and comfort right now. Cathy is in a much better place and now watching over all of you.
We love you all!

Ricardo, Lola y Familia

Meade & Donna

Posted at 03:55pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We will miss your loving spirit
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John and Margo

Posted at 12:42pm
Dearest Andy, Cris and Josh, United in celebration of our love for Cathy, my beloved friend.
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