YORK Mary D. Preston, 79, died on March 23, 2014 at Manor Care North. She was the wife of Walter F. Preston, of York, together they celebrated 56 years of marriage. Born in Emmittsburg, Md., on September 1, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles P and Mary (Byrd) Koontz. Mary was a homemaker and family and friends would gather at her house on any given night of the week. Always a giver, Mary was a good person and a hard worker. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Steven F. Preston and his wife, Sandra of Dover; two sisters, Ethel Riley of Gettysburg, Ruth Swartz of Emmittsburg, Md.; two brothers, Lloyd Koontz of Taneytown, Md. and Kenneth Koontz of Emmittsburg, Md. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Staley, Evelyn Manahan and Anna Topper; and a brother, William Koontz. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11 am at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, with Rev. W. Michael Langford officiating. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind 1039 South Rochester Road Rochester Hills, MI 48307. www.etzweiler.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 25, 2014