Catherine L. Wilkins

Catherine L. Wilkins, age 50, of Wilmington, DE passed away surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on February 6, 2020. Born in Wilmington, Catherine was the daughter of Anne (Walker) and James Wilkins Sr. She graduated from Newark High School and worked as a self-employed fantasy illustrator, alongside her husband Matthew Stawicki. Catherine loved animals, regularly fostering dogs and cats, and over the course of her life had fostered over 100 cats and over 50 dogs. She loved the outdoors, and spent time boating, hiking, and gardening.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 18 years, Matthew Stawicki; her son, Kevin Wilkins; six sisters and brothers, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.  Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Jayne Harkins on
We have lost a wonderful lady and we will miss her very much?

Submitted by Jill Getty on
Matt and Kevin. I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace during this time of grief. Jill Getty

Submitted by Martin Mitchell on
So sorry for your loss. I only knew Cathy a few short years, through geocaching, but she brought a smile to everyone she met and her creative hides brought joy to us all. - Martin

Submitted by Lorma Miller on
Cathy will be heavily missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to Matt, Kevin, her family & friends. ---Lorma & Ben Miller

Submitted by Edward Wilkins on
My big Sister was and will always be a source of inspiration and pride for me. She wrote me every week when I was on Parris Island and sent me pictures as well. In medical rehab it made my footlocker the place to be at mail call. She insisted when we were closing the doors to Commercial Truck and Equipment, that I had to take the last two cat rescues, rather than see them adopted out. She somehow knew I needed them more than they needed me. And it saved me from my self. She helped guide me through the loss of one of my pets. It felt like a crippling loss at the time...but she helped me to grow emotionally big enough to handle that grief. Now I just hope that I can do that again, and help the others I love do the same. We miss her. We love her. She is with me always. To everyone who knows Cathy, thank you for being a part of her life and making her happy during it. I would not be here without her.

Submitted by Josie McGinness on
It's the most unbelievable thing to do, leaving a comment on my sister's obituary page. Words cannot describe the loss I feel. The thought of never seeing her again is absolutely unbearable.