Pauline S. Reedy, 84

AUG. 7, 1928-SEPT. 12, 2012

September 16, 2012
  • Reedy

Pauline Stief Reedy, 84, was born in Lebanon, Pa., to Robert and Helen Stief.

She grew up in Sinking Spring, Pa., and graduated from Sinking Spring High School in 1946.

She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Reading, Pa., for six years.

Pauline’s family includes her husband of 64 years, Bill; and their three children, Cynthia Serbin, who resides in Knoxville, Tenn., Deborah Carpenter in Ellicott City, Md., and Jeff Reedy and his wife, Kathy, in Durham, N.C.; her grandchildren, Ted and Laura Reedy, and Kristin and Kelley Carpenter; and her brother, Ronald Stief, deceased.

Pauline and Bill moved to Hagerstown, Md., in 1952, moved back to Sinking Spring in 1953, and then back to Hagerstown in 1955 on a permanent basis.

After raising her three children, she substituted at North Hagerstown High School, and then worked as a teller and administrative assistant at the First National Bank of Maryland, retiring in 1987.


Pauline’s first love, next to her husband and family, was music. She took vocal lessons and sang in church choirs from the age of 16 until present. She also directed the children and youth vocal and handbell choirs. She also started the senior handbell choir at the downtown Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown.

Pauline played an important role in the expansion of handbells in the community. She also sang in the original Hagerstown Choral Society, and was a current member of the choir at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Williamsport, Md.

Pauline enjoyed playing cards (especially bridge), working crossword puzzles, reading, golf, knitting and needlepoint.

She was a deacon of the church and was active in the Church Women of St. Andrew, serving for many years as treasurer, and participating in many fundraising activities.

Pauline was a strong, determined woman, and very meticulous in planning and then executing plans in a timely fashion, with the support of her family and friends.

On behalf of Pauline, the family thanks her many friends, neighbors and supporters through the years.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m., preceded by family visitation at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Endowment Fund of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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