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Jane S. Darmstaetter

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 30, 2013 @ 10:16 am In Obituaries | 2 Comments

Jane S. Darmstaetter, 92 passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, October 27th after a brief illness. Born in Harrisburg, she was a lifelong resident of Lancaster, and the wife of the late Douglas Darmstaetter, Sr.

Jane graduated from Manheim Township High School and LaSalle Junior College.  She worked briefly for Armstrong Cork Company.  Jane was a member of the Towne Club of Lancaster and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church on Orange Street, where she served as a volunteer receptionist for many years.  She enjoyed traveling to Europe and Fall escapes to Hilton Head Island.  Up until her passing, she was an enthusiastic member of several bridge clubs including one started more than 70 years ago.  Most recently, she helped form a bridge group in the Long Community at Highland.

Jane’s friends both lifelong and new, were attracted by her upbeat personality and positive energy. Her passion was people.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Darmstaetter, Jr. and wife Marylynn of Lancaster; her daughter, Deborah D. Jans and husband Thomas of Boise ID; 5 grandchildren: Elizabeth of Big Bear Lake, PA; Christopher of Honeybrook, PA.; Geoffery and Peter of Fort Collins, CO; and Katherine of Glasgow, Scotland; and 2 Great Grandchildren, Mason and Riley of Big Bear Lake, PA; and her sister, Betty Mae Pasternak of Charlottesville, VA.

A service celebrating her life will be held in First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA, on Saturday November 2, at 11:00am.  Family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St, Lancaster, PA, 17602.


Condolences for the family of “Jane S. Darmstaetter”

Condolence from Judy and Paul Ware on October 30th, 2013 11:54 am

Dear Doug and family. We are sad to learn of Jane’s passing. We hope she was at peace in her final moments on earth. She will always in our remembrances as a wonderful and joyful neighbor on Wheatland Avenue. Our prayers are with you all. Judy and Paul Ware

Condolence from Lynn Kirk Hunter on November 1st, 2013 12:57 pm

Dear Doug, Marylynn and their extended family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I look back on the many hour of fun we had at your house growing up in West Ridge. Your mother was always so gracious and happy to have us kids around. Know that Bill and I will be thinking of you all Saturday morning and look forward to seeing you at Christmas.
Lynn Kirk Hunter

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