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Cathryn T. Main

June 22, 1924-August 24, 2021

Cathryn was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, the third of four children of Louis and Adelaide Thompson.

Cathy was one to travel, and after Duluth; Bloomington, Indiana; and Daytona Beach, Florida, she made her way to the SF Bay Area where she attended UC Berkeley (BA Arts) and worked for United Airlines. She met her future husband Bill on a blind date sailing on San Francisco Bay. Cathy and Bill were married for 60 years before he passed away in 2015. In 1956, when they were expecting their first child, also named Bill, they moved to Belvedere where they built a house and remained living there for all their married years. In 1958, they welcomed the arrival of their second son, Rob.

Cathy loved life and made every day special. She applied her energetic nature to all her activities, which included modeling, painting, sculpture, sports (tennis, swimming, sailing, golf, running), gardening, cooking, volunteering for numerous organizations (entertaining foreign dignitaries and supporting at-risk youth), but above all for her family.

Cathy is survived by her sons, Bill Main and his children David, Erin, Hanna, Sara, Julie and Emily; Rob Main and his son Tyler; and great-grandchildren Evelyn, Noah, Kira, Levi, Raegan, and Gavin.

Remember Cathy with a beautiful smile for everyone, good humor, an easy laugh, a song, and a tireless optimistic attitude.

The family will conduct a Zoom memorial for benefit of the distant relatives and friends. Contact Bill Main at for more information.



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