Barbara Swain Lancaster, 86

February 15, 2011
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APRIL 6, 1924-FEB. 15, 2011

Barbara Swain Lancaster, 86, of 1597 State Line Road, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born Sunday, April 6, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late H. Wainwright Swain and Dorothy Quimby Swain. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Franklin J. Lancaster; daughter, Nanette L. Lash; sister, Nancy S. Paschall; and brother, Howard Swain.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother.

She is survived by her four daughters, Sharon L. Walker and husband, Steven, of Hagerstown, Md., Joan L. Salvagno of Hagerstown, Elizabeth M. Lancaster of Odenton, Md., and Cecilia L. Fatzinger and husband, Rob, of Bowie, Md.; and her four sons, W. Steven Lancaster and friend, Michael McKinna, of Greencastle, Pa., Michael J. Lancaster and wife, Aggie, of Fairfax, Va., Thomas F. Lancaster and wife, Melissa, of Waynesboro, and Peter Lancaster and wife, Courtney, of Greencastle; a brother, Alan R. Swain and wife, Susan, of Orange Park, Fla.; 33 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with Father Colin Poston as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bowie, Md., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Home Care and Hospice Inc., 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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