Dolores J. McCarthy, 79

JUNE 8, 1933-SEPT. 15, 2012

September 17, 2012
  • Dolores J. McCarthy
Dolores J. McCarthy

Dolores Jean McCarthy, age 79, of Hancock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village in Williamsport, Md., surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 8, 1933, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ethel L. Coffman Wink and stepfather Carl Wink, and Garfield Shifflet.

She attended Hancock area schools.

She was formerly employed at the Park-n-Dine Restaurant in Hancock, as a waitress.

She was a lifelong member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Hancock. She also attended and was a member of Parkhead United Methodist Church Big Pool, Md., and the Ladies Aide of the church.

She enjoyed bowling, was an avid gardener and flower gardener, and she enjoyed spending time sitting on the porch.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roy W. McCarthy; two daughters, Gina L. Turner and husband, Eddie, of Hagerstown, Md., and Kelli L. Shives and husband, Doug, of Mercersburg, Pa.; two sons, Michael L. McCarthy Sr. of Hancock and fiancée, Jan Bowers, of Frederick, Md., and Rodney L. McCarthy and wife, Barb, of Clear Spring, Md.; two sisters, Mary E. “Libby” Keefer of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Donna Semler of Hagerstown; one brother, William Shifflet and wife, Judy, of Hancock; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one half brother, Garfield “Sonny” Shifflet Jr.

A service will be Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m., at Parkhead United Methodist Church. Pastor Scott Summers and the Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Parkhead U.M. Church Building Fund, c/o Pastor Scott Summers, 11404 Tedrick Drive, Big Pool, MD 21711. Also, flowers will be accepted.

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