MaryAnn Tschopp

YORK MaryAnn Tschopp, 49, of Springettsbury Township, died early Friday morning, August 9, 2013, at her residence. She was named MaryAnn by her father long before she was born on July 31, 1964. She was a brown-eyed girl. She was a beauty. She was the pride and joy and the firstborn of Russell Elwood Tschopp, Jr. and Mildred (Haywood) Tschopp. She excelled at being beautiful, loving animals, and feeling music with her whole heart. Her journey began like all children's, full of hope. As the oldest, she welcomed a younger brother, Russell E. Tschopp, III "Trea", and loved him enough to push him down the stairs in his stroller. She also welcomed her younger sister, Beth, whom she let survive through the theft of her favorite outfits during high school. MaryAnn graduated from William Penn Senior High School in 1982 and York College of Pennsylvania in 1995 with a degree in elementary education. Her desire to teach continually sidelined by illness, she spent most of her working years at Weis Markets at Queensgate and Weigelstown. Hundreds of people knew her soft kindness and bright smile. She was an avid concert-goer, ferret herder, dog lover, devoted aunt, and fragile soul. She was most fiercely loved and protected by her mother, father, and siblings. Her three nieces, Karis, Rachel, and Rebekah Tschopp, brought her deep joy. Their pictures decorate her home along with photos of countless friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles, and celebrities. MaryAnn began a long Masonic affiliation in the International Order of Job's Daughters, Bethel #1 of York, where she was Past Honored Queen. As an adult, she was an integral part of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Sychar Shrine No. 36 where she is currently the Worthy High Priestess. Above all, she was a fighter: through multiple surgeries, hip replacements, cancer/ chemotherapy /radiation, kidney transplants, and the pains, the fears, and the gratitude that you learn through a lifetime of unrelenting illness. She endeared herself to so many. She is survived by her mother, Mildred E. (Haywood) Tschopp of Dover; two sisters, Beth E. Tschopp of Stephens City, Va., and Lisa M. Phelps, of York; a brother, Russell E. Tschopp, III of York; a sister-in-law, Jeanine Tschopp of York; and her three nieces, Karis, Rachel, and Rebekah Tschopp. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York, with The Rev. Jim Ward officiating. Viewing will be 1 to 3 p.m. with Shrine service at 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 924-N Colonial Ave., York PA 17403; or to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104. KuhnerAssociates.com

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863 South George Street York, PA 17403
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 10, 2013