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Cathy L. Reese Obituary
Cathy L. Reese

Cathy L. Reese, age 53, of Kennett Square, PA, went home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2013. A woman of strong faith, she lived her life in devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, her family, & her career. She grew up in Mt. Shasta, California and graduated from Columbia University, magna cum laude & George Washington University Law School, Juris Doctor with honors. She was a Principal in the Delaware office of Fish & Richardson, heading the firm's Chancery and Corporate Governance practice as well as Chair of the IP Risk Management Group. Cathy was recognized for her legal skill by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Law & Politics, & national Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation. She also was a board member for Delaware Hospice, Inc., Delaware Leadership Foundation & Houghton College President's Advisory Board as well as an active member of Brandywine Valley Baptist Church.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 31 years, Robert Paul Reese, Jr.; her sons, Robert "Beau" P. Reese III & Tucker Jonathan Reese; her daughter, Tyler Catherine Reese; her mother and father-in-law, Margaret & Robert P. Reese, Sr.; three brothers, John, Kaign, & William Christy; & her sisters, JoAnn Lamb & Caroline Trenham. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & JoAnn Christy.

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation on Tuesday, July 23, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, 7 Mt. Lebanon Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. A service in celebration of Cathy's life will follow at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, the Cathy L. Reese Memorial Fund at above address. To express an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on July 21, 2013
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