Carol A. Minnich

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Carol A. Clements Minnich, 67, of Kihei Island, Maui, Hawaii, formerly of Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii, Pine Grove and Orwigsburg, passed away Saturday.

Born May 12, 1950, she was a daughter of Norman L. Clements and Dorothy M. Martin Clements, Pine Grove.

She was a 1968 Pine Grove Area High School graduate and attended two years at York College of Pennsylvania.

Carol was a former assistant Cub Scout den leader of Pack 50, former director of the Liholani Golf Village Association, a current member of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Pinegrove Historical Society, Lahaina Restoration Foundation and Pacific Whale Foundation, Maui.

While living in Pennsylvania, Carol was employed for 30 years in the payroll department and research and development offices of Guilford/Gold Mills Inc., Pine Grove, and for five years in the switchboard office for Cabela's Inc., Hamburg. She was an independent representative of Primerica - Pennsylvania licensed in accident, health, life and fixed annuities. Carol also held the designation of Pennsylvania registered representative of investment company and variable annuity products with the National Association of Securities Dealers Inc.

Carol and her husband, Mark M. "Snip" Minnich, moved to the island of Maui, Hawaii in 2008. Swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean every morning with The Maui Mermaids brought her much joy to her body, mind and spirit. Carol was thankful for the many long-time Pennsylvania friends and co-workers and Maui Ohana friends who touched her life.

Carol and Mark were married Nov. 2, 1974 for 43 years.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and a grandson, Levi Zachary Minnich.

She is survived by son, Kerry S. Minnich; daughter-in-law, Melissa A. "Missy" Minnich; two grandsons, Nathan and Kolby Minnich; brother, J. Scott Clements, Lebanon; nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania.

Interment will be in Keawala'i Congregational Church Po'Aialoha Columbarium, 5300 Makena Road, Makena, Maui, Hawaii at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please mail donations in memory of Carol A. Minnich to the Pine Grove Lions Holiday Classic Parade, c/o Terry Zimmerman, 139 S. Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, PA 17963, so that many families are able to enjoy the nonprofit annual parade tradition in the future.

"Don't be sad for me, we all come to this world to be a tourist, enjoy life, sightseeing, do good deeds and I just so happened to leave earlier than others. I have had 67 years of exhilarating adventures with family and many wonderful friends from all around the world. Thank you to everyone who has brought JOY to my life! Aloha and A Hui Hou (until we meet again). …"

- Carol A. Minnich

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 16, 2018