Lois E. Funsch

Lois E. Funsch

WEST CHESTER, PA.—Loved by all who knew her, Lois Eldridge Funsch, 87, passed away on March 17, 2018.

She and her husband lived in Hershey’s Mill, Pa., for 12 years before moving to Freedom Village in West Brandywine, Pa.

During her time at Hershey’s Mill, she volunteered at the community pool and Paoli Hospital as well as participated in the book club, paddle tennis and bridge. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, tennis, cooking, time at the beach, birding and most of all she enjoyed her time spent with her family and friends.

Prior to moving to Hershey’s Mill, she and her husband sailed extensively from their home in Kilmarnock, both on the Chesapeake Bay and to Florida on the Inland Waterway.

Lois was born in River Edge, N.J.; graduated from Hackensack High School and received a bachelor’s in chemistry/biology from Hood College. After her three children were grown, she was employed for 10 years as dosimetrist in the oncology department at the former Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa. It was an ideal position for her, as she loved both working with the patients and doing the technical work.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Kerr (Michael); two daughters-in-law, Rose Funsch and Nanette Funsch; and six grandchildren, Kristin, Allison, William, Wesley, James and Kelsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William; and two sons, Douglas and David.

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Malvern Public Library at 1 E 1st Avenue, Suite 2, Malvern, PA 19355, or http://www.malvern-library.org/give/.