Hollis D. O'Brochta

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Hollis D. O'Brochta, 87, of Westminster, formerly of Rices Landing, Pa., died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Sept. 25, 1925, in Waynesburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Myrtle Cole Dowlin. She was the wife of Andrew A. O'Brochta, who she married July 1, 1950, and who died June 26, 2005.

She was a 1943 graduate of Jefferson High School. She then attended Penn Commercial College gaining legal secretarial skills. She worked as a legal secretary in the Waynesburg District Attorney's Office and also a Maryland firm of attorneys.

She was an active member of Hewitt Presbyterian Church in Rices Landing and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 135 in Waynesburg, and served as Regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution Greene Academy Chapter.

Surviving are daughters Valerie Fyans and husband Chris, of Horsted Keynes, England, Andrea Hauff, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Hillary O'Brochta, of Finksburg; grandchildren Tyra Little, Declan, Cavan and Aidan Fyans; and great-grandsons, Drew, Kai and Jory.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Westminster, 65 Washington Road, Westminster, with the Rev. Walt Peters officiating. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hewitt Presbyterian Church, 1206 Crucible Road, Rices Landing. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park in Waynesburg, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the , 1850 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093, or visit www.alz.org.

Online condolences may be offered at www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.



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Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home
6028 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-2299
Published in Carroll County Times on June 15, 2013
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