YORK Donna M. Markle, 65, passed away unexpectedly at Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, February 22, 2012. Donna was born on May 27, 1946, in Derby, Conn., to the late Robert and Helen (Ragozzine) Heusser. Donna graduated from Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. She had many fond memories from her time in California. Upon graduation, Donna attended York College for two years. She worked in real estate for 25 years. Donna was a real estate agent for Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services in York. Donna was a most loving and caring mother, and grandmother. She is remembered by family and friends as having the kindest heart, always seeing the best in people. One of her greatest joys was decorating and giving gifts at Christmastime. Donna most loved being with her family - the fuller the house and the louder the laughs, the better. Donna called everyone she loved "honey". Donna is survived by her children, son, Gary Markle and his wife, Jennifer of Baltimore, Md., son, Matt Markle and his wife, Lexi of Bonita Springs, Fla., and daughter, Michelle (Markle) Rentzel and her husband, Scott of York; her children's father, Gary Markle and his wife, Maureen of York; brother, Bob Heusser and his wife, Karen of Hummelstown; her brother, Dave Heusser and his wife, Mary Ann of York; her nephew, Rob Heusser of York; her nephew, Steven Heusser of York; niece, Danielle Heusser of Bedford, N.Y.; her beloved grandsons, Max and Brooks of Baltimore, Md.; and many dear friends. To celebrate Donna's exceptional life, a service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012. A visitation is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York. A funeral mass will be held following the visitation at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Louis Petruha as celebrant. Burial will be at Holy Savior Cemetery. John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, is in charge of arrangements. To commemorate Donna's warm and giving spirit, please consider a contribution to York Catholic High School, 601 E. Springettsbury Ave., York, PA 17403; Olivia's House, 830 S. George St., York, PA 17403; and/or the SPCA of York County, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York PA 17406. KefferFH.com
Published by York Daily Record on Feb. 25, 2012.