Catherine Susan Pielmeier (nee Hanlein), 68, passed away on October 7, 2020 after fighting a valiant battle against esophageal cancer. Cathy died peacefully in her sleep at home with family at her side.
Cathy graduated from St. Mary’s College and began a 32-year career teaching elementary art in St. Mary’s County Public Schools, primarily at Piney Point Elementary School. She took great pride in designing art projects that were original, educational, and enjoyable to her students.
An avid outdoors person, Cathy enjoyed spending time bicycling, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, and wind-surfing. She was an adventurist at heart that delighted doing zip-lining, parasailing, and taking rides in helicopters. Cathy went on many ocean cruises and loved vacationing at the beach and collecting sea shells and sea glass.
Cathy is survived by her husband Mark Pielmeier, her mother Mary Jane Hanlein of Silver Spring, MD, her brother Alvin Hanlein II of Silver Spring, MD, her sisters Carole Hanlein of Asheville, NC, and Claire Hanlein of Silver Spring, MD. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Adele Biancareli of Silver Spring, MD, five nephews, and her step-daughter Sara Piddington of Midland, VA. Cathy is pre-deceased by her father Alvin Hanlein and her brothers Christopher Hanlein and Charles Hanlein.
Funeral services will be private with a Life Celebration to be scheduled at a later date.