Elizabeth Heberle McCarthy
Elizabeth Katherine Heberle McCarthy, 90, of Lake Meade, East Berlin, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012.
Born June 29, 1922 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Erk Heberle and Gottfried Heberle.
Surviving are her two daughters, Kerri L. McCarthy and husband, Frederick L. Lawrence with whom she lived and Barbara A. McCarthy and husband, Robert B. Greer; grandchildren, Patricia Greer Blouch and husband, Jeffrey, and Angela Masciulli; great grandchildren, Jeremy Blouch and Kayla Benedict, sister, Rose Heberle Zeiters and brother, John Heberle, sisters-in-law, Ada Lower Heberle and Viola Alcorn Heberle, a devoted friend, Shirley Miller, and many devoted nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O'Donnell McCarthy, brothers Gottfried and wife, Suzanna Yanko Heberle, Henry Heberle, Andrew Heberle, and Jesse and wife, Barbara Sauserman Heberle, sisters-in-law, Rose Martz Heberle and Martha McCarthy Ensinger, brothers-in-law, William H. Zeiters and Daniel McCarthy, nephew, John Heberle and niece, Jane Heberle Drew and many Neidich cousins.
Elizabeth was a graduate of John Harris High School, Class of 1940. She began her career as a secretary for Harrisburg Steel Corporation, then worked for the Pennsylvania Bakers Association and several accounting firms in the Harrisburg area including Donald Schmidt, CPA and Shultz, Sorin and Company.
Elizabeth was baptized and confirmed in the German Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and continued as a member of the congregation when it was re-dedicated as Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. She was a loving wife and mother, and was devoted to her family and friends. She also loved her many pets, especially her cat, Izzie.
Elizabeth was a member of Lake Meade Homemakers and the John Harris High School Class of 1940 Lunch Bunch; in past years she was a volunteer at the Mechanicsburg Public Library. As a younger mother, she was a Brownie leader and taught Vacation Bible School.
The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers, Nancy Dietel, Sharry Gresens, and Wanda Hickman.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 420 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg with Pastor Joel Petruschke officiating. Graveside services will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens following the Memorial Service and Reception at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 420 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109-1099; The Brethern Home Community, Sub-acute Rehab, P.O. Box 128, New Oxford, PA 17350; Lake Meade Fire and Rescue, 492 Lake Meade Drive, East Berlin, PA 17316; or the Elizabeth K. McCarthy Endowment Fund at the East Berlin Community Library, 105 Locust Street, East Berlin, PA 17316.