Catherine L. “Kay” Thomas

March 24, 1933 - February 21, 2019

Catherine L. “Kay” Thomas, age 85, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Born in Taylor, PA on March 24, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Mary Lewis Bombico. Kay worked alongside her husband, George Fay Thomas, as a State Farm insurance agent in Olde New Castle for many years.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed dancing and listening to Big Band music. Kay’s greatest joy was time spent with the gang (family). Kay and Fay were known for hosting New Year’s Eve parties and fun times at their Bethany Beach house. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, Nana, and dear friend to many.

In addition to her mother and husband of 57 years, Kay was preceded in death by her grandson, Scott Walz and sister, Grace Leighton. She is survived by her children, Kevin Thomas (Carolyn), Kathy Volzone (Victor), and Evan Thomas (Kathy); brother, Thomas Bombico (Kathy); former son-in-law, Paul Walz; grandchildren, Gaylyn Walz (Jonathan), and Justin (Angie), Ryan (Sarah), Taylor, and Morgan Thomas (Robert); and great grandchildren, Colton, Winsley, and Rhys Thomas.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 10 am until 11 am at the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kay’s memory may be made to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.


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9 Condolences for Catherine L. “Kay” Thomas

  • Dear Evan, Kathy and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. What a pretty lady she was! Sending sympathy and lots of love to help you through this tough time.🙏😘

  • So sorry to hear of your beloved mom’s passing. Sending my condolences and tons of hugs.

  • My condolences to your family. May the promise found at John 11:25 give you some comfort for your great loss.

  • I am so sorry for your Loss. I remember some good times that we had in Penn Acres.

  • May the wonderful memories of your Mom, “Nana”, and a special person to all, help sustain everyone during this difficult time.

  • A very beautiful lady will be missed but remembered fondly.

  • So sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your families. Your mom was a special lady and will be missed dearly.

  • As down the street neighbors on Loretta Street, we very much enjoyed seeing the family converge at “Drop In the Bucket” – great family!

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Evan and family, we feel so fortunate to have shared warm conversations with Kay during her times in Bay View Park. A beautiful woman, she always made us feel as though we had been friends forever. Our hearts are with you.