Cathryn Seamens O’Meara, age 67, of Newport News, VA, passed away on July 18, 2022 after her long battle with cancer. Cathy was born in Sewickley, PA on May 18, 1955. She was the daughter of MaryLou Seamens of Gettysburg, PA and Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Howard R. Seamens Sr. of Grove City, PA. She is also survived by her husband of 45 years, Kenneth O’Meara. She was an active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church and a friend of Bill W.
As a spouse of a Department of Defense civilian employee, Cathy and Ken had the opportunity to work and play at some amazing Army bases around the world: Fort Meade, MD, Fort Ritchie, MD, and Supreme Headquarters Allied Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium. At every base, Cathy became an enthusiastic volunteer. She especially liked working with youth in the capacity of soccer coach, President of the American High School Scholarship Committee, team football and wrestling “mom”, Boy Scout den leader, Advancement of Life to Eagle Advisor, and merit badge counselor. As an active member of the International Chapel, Cathy became a founding member and President of the SHAPE Club Beyond ministry support group. Cathy received many accolades, awards, and recognitions for her tireless service. She received the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, the Boy Scouts of America Transatlantic Council District Award of Merit, and the US Army 80th Area Support Group Volunteer of the Year Award.
After moving to Newport News, VA, Cathy started her own business by making and marketing homemade jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, and holiday gift baskets. She became a regular vendor at many of the local famer’s markets and street fairs. Cathy was most proud of all the blue, red, and white ribbons she received from the Virginia State Fair. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three sons: William (Kristina) of Menwith, UK; Gordon (Tara) of Clearwater, FL; and Douglas (Lindsay) of Lincoln, NE. Cathy is also survived by two brothers and a sister. Cathy is preceded in death by a daughter. Cathy was “MOMO” to all her grandchildren: Vincent, Victor, Madeline, William V, Emmalyn, Calvin, and Bennett. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for August 27th, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church on 6218 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Personal Touch Hospice. Arrangements are in the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel.