Elwina Miller McDonald, 83, a resident of Chester-town, died January 5 at Heron Point Retirement Community after a lengthy battle with cancer. She raised her family and lived in Harwood for nearly 50 years prior to retiring to Heron Point. She was a Registered Medical Technologist working at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in the old hospital on Franklin Street, where she was employed when she met her late husband, Donald. She later served as Chief Medical Technologist for the Laboratory at Calvert Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. Her interests included reading, traveling, flower gardening, knitting and sewing. She enjoyed many trips traveling by R.V. including to Alaska and Mexico. She enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren and taking them with her on trips in the R.V. After retiring the R.V. she took several trips to Europe including Paris. She was knitter and participated in many workshops helping beginners learn to knit. Elwina is preceded in death by her parents. Elwin and Sudie Pyatt Miller; husband, Donald R. McDonald; and grandson, Brad R. McDonald. She is survived by two sons, Lewis H. McDonald and Bryan (Denise) McDonald, both of Kennedyville; two daughters, Donna (Jim) Jefferson of Annapolis and Karen (Alan) Hladik of Key West, Florida; and six grandchildren, Janet and Tyler Jefferson, Christopher and Caitlin McDonald, Matt Hladik and Allison McDonald. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 RidgelyAvenue, Annapolis. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022 Or online at BCRFCure.org. Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Capital on Jan. 7, 2014