Cathy Steffy Seeman, known throughout the broadcasting business as Cathy Carnegie, passed from this life on Thursday, January 19th in the arms of her loving husband, RBR-TVBR Publisher Jim Carnegie, while in hospice care in the Tampa area. She had suffered a brain aneurism at home on Saturday, January 14th. Her life was cut too short at age 59.
Born October 3, 1952 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Cathy’s first career was in nursing at Hershey Medical Center and then in Tucson. But her dream had always been to fly, so she joined American Airlines as a flight attendant.
You could say that broadcasting introduced her to Robert Seeman, aka Jim Carnegie. They met when she took his ticket in Dallas as Jim boarded her flight to Las Vegas, where he would attend the NAB Show in 1984. Less than five months later, on September 8, 1984, they were married.
Cathy adopted Jim’s “radio” name and became Cathy Carnegie to everyone in broadcasting. She joined Radio Business Report as Vice President and took an active role in building the still-young publication. She continued to be the heart and soul of RBR, and later TVBR as well, right up until her untimely death.
The many RBR-TVBR readers who knew her will recall Cathy as a woman who would light up the darkest room with her glowing, vibrant personality. Her devotion to Jim and her care and concern for mankind and all of God’s creatures made her a very special person. All of us at RBR-TVBR will miss her terribly and no doubt her many friends in broadcasting feel the same way.
In addition to her husband, Cathy is survived by her parents, Harry and Kathryn Steffy of Ephrata, PA; her sister, Carol Henly of Conyers, GA; and her niece, Cheri Isenhour.
Memorial services will be scheduled later in Florida and Pennsylvania.
RBR-TVBR Publisher Jim Carnegie wishes to thank those who have made memorial contributions in memory of Cathy Carnegie.
Donations can be made to LifePath Hospice:
Melech Hospice House
12973 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 100
Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Now is the time for all who know Miss Cathy to Remember and Embrace her soul as she is a part of everyone.
Miss Cathy ‘TEEHEE’ is ‘The Love of My Life’ and I have been the Luckiest man to have experienced the joy, happiness, and smile she brought into it.
For our 27 years Cathy improved me as a person and together I can truly tell all – being with her every day by sharing excitement, love and laughter – It was one Hell of Ride Through Life!
I Love You Honey.
PS: Many close friends have requested I post this short music because every Saturday evening Cathy and I had dinner and dancing. The dance floor just cleared for some reason when this song came on as it was always our first dance. As a very dear friend reminded me that people just enjoyed seeing two people – Miss Cathy and Jimbo – in love.