Phyllis P. Rohrer, 88

JUNE 29, 1923-AUG. 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

Phyllis P. (Alderton) Rohrer, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., passed peacefully from this life to the next on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born on June 29, 1923, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Gladys (Mongan) Alderton. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Willard "Skip" L. Rohrer.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Martinsburg, W.Va., and attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Phyllis was an amazing mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. As a young woman, she loved dancing and roller skating. In her retirement years, she enjoyed taking bus trips, playing cards with friends and solving word puzzles. Phyllis was a sweet soul who will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

Phyllis was employed by Fairchild Corp. and the Maryland Correctional Institution, retiring after 22 years of employment.

She was a member of the Funkstown Homemakers, Funkstown Senior Citizens Organization and AARP.

Phyllis is survived by a son, Edward "Pete" Rohrer and his wife Connie of Boonsboro, Md.; a daughter, Carolyn and her husband Ted Shaw of Hagerstown; and a grandson, Jeffrey Rohrer of Martinsburg. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by a son, Michael Sheridan Rohrer; a granddaughter, Dawn Marie Rohrer and a sister, Corinne Pugh of Martinsburg.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Mark Wastler will officiate. Final Resting Place ceremonies will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Md.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 364, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

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