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Patricia A. Orwig

MCSHERRYSTOWN Patricia A. Orwig, 68, entered into God's eternal care Friday, February 15, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of Thomas P. Orwig, her husband of 42 years. Born April 27, 1944, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Paul W. and Marie A. (Little) Reese. Pat was employed at Waybrant in Gettysburg and previously at Der-Tex in East Berlin for many years. She was a 1962 graduate of Delone Catholic High School and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown. Pat enjoyed playing cards, bingo, going to the beach, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two children, Lisa M. Brown and her husband, Jonathan of McSherrystown, and Amy L. Hormel and her husband, Eric of Hanover; four grandchildren, Alexandria, Christopher, Ian, and Mallory; two great-grandchildren, Ryker and Desirae; eight siblings, Michael Reese of Baltimore, William Reese, Richard Reese, Sandra Hubbard, and Marybeth Becker, all of Hanover, Stephen Reese of York, David Reese of Manassas, Va., and Jane Salvarola of Pasadena, Md.; and her special friend, Wilma Gouker of Littlestown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Reese. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown, with the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel officiating. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Friends and relatives will be received Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave. McSherrystown, with prayers at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in remembrance of Pat may be made to VNA/Hospice, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331; or , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 17, 2013
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