Cathy Wiland Ben Yair, wife of Moshe Ben Yair was born in Chicago to Jerry and Louise Wiland (Deceased in 1962).
She was reared in Kent by her father, mother and stepmother, Joyce Wiland (deceased in 2004). She graduated from University School and attended Kent State University. She relocated to New York City soon after college where she was employed by TWA. She met her husband, Moshe Ben Yair while on a world trip. Cathy and Moshe were married in Tele Aviv, Israel where they raised their two children, Gil and Liat.
Cathy is survived by her husband, children and one grandson (all of Israel), her father Jerry Wiland (Kent) and siblings, Tom Wiland (Arizona), Carolyn Kasper (Tennessee), Mark Tischendorf (Montana), Jay Tischendorf (Montana) and Edwin Wiland (Kent). Services and burial will be in Tele Aviv, Israel.