Kathryn A. Trayer
York - Kathryn Agnes Trayer, age 80, of York, passed away Saturday morning, September 11, 2021, at her residence.
She was born July 13, 1941, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Alexander Francis Dunlap and Isabel Theresa Hayes Dunlap. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Lloyd Trayer.
Kay grew up in South Philadelphia. She went to St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School (now known as Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School) and graduated in 1960.
Growing up, Kay enjoyed going to dances and getting dressed up for the occasions. Once she married, Kay loved taking care of the home with her children Michelle and Joey and shared her love of cooking delicious meals.
Throughout her working career, she was employed at Beasley Ford, Mac Jones Ford, and Health America. No matter where she was working, her friendships carried on throughout her life.
Kay was a child of the Lord God our Savior and had a special devotion to St. Anthony of Padua. The greatest love of Kay's life were her family and friends. She deeply valued those relationships and the memories shared throughout the years. When she wasn't spending time with family or catching up on a phone call to a close friend, she loved to shop. She had a closet full of rhinestones and animal print to prove it.
Kathryn is survived by her daughter Michelle Elizabeth Bilyeu and son Joseph Patrick Shannon and their spouses Stephen Douglas Bilyeu and Charity Angela Shannon. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Rosalie Dunlap.
She was a loving "Mom-mom" to Shannon Kathryn Falci (31) and her husband Nicholas Vincent Falci (30), Stephanie Alexa Bilyeu (27), Meaghan Elizabeth Bilyeu (25), Aiden Patrick Shannon (15), and was called "Momma Kay" by Dominic Stephen Falci (1) and Leo Alexander Falci (3 months). Kay also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.
There are truly no words to fill the void of Kay's passing, but she would want everyone to continue to show compassion and love to others.
"Charity is the soul of faith, makes it alive; without love, faith dies."
- St. Anthony Padua
In respect of Kay's wishes, services will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Her family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to WellSpan York Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the American Heart Association.
Posted online on September 15, 2021