Hazel J. Loser, 81, of Woodcrest Villa, Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 14, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Jonathan K. and Clara Sipling Brownsberger. She was married for 57 years to the late Theodore C. Loser, Jr., who passed away in 2005.
Hazel received her Bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and held several social services positions. She had served as Director of the YWCA Holiday House; a social worker with Tressler – Lutheran Services assisting with refugee resettlement, and with Catholic Charities working with the elderly. She also worked as executive director of the Lancaster Mediation Center, and a partner in the Divorce Mediation Association of Central Pennsylvania.
She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, and a supporter of the Lancaster Red Rose Chorus. She enjoyed travel and visited many countries in Asia and Europe. She loved people and animals, and took special delight in all children.
Surviving are: two sons, Robert C. Loser of Alexandria, VA, Rev. Michael husband of Elizabeth D. Loser of Dover, PA; grandchildren, Christopher A. husband of Heather R. Loser of York, Bethany A. wife of Karl R. Fisher of Williamsport; great-grandchildren, Landon M. Loser and Sabra E. Fisher; sister, Thelma Miller of Lancaster; brother, Paul Brownsberger of Lebanon. She was preceded in death by: two sisters, Martha Shirk and Mary Weik; two brothers, John and Amos Brownsberger.
Funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11 AM. The family will visit with friends from 10:15 AM until the time of the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church Emergency Assistance Fund.