Lois P McDonald  May 8 1932  December 3 2019

Lois P McDonald May 8 1932 December 3 2019

May 8 1932 December 3 2019
Lois P McDonald, 87, of Claverack Rd Wysox, PA passed peacefully to her heavenly home on December 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and her beloved Honeybear. Lois was born on May 8, 1932 to Harry R and Cathryn Tiffany Pethick in Scranton, PA. She was the youngest, and only daughter, of three children. Lois graduated from Clarks Summit High School in 1950. It was here where she met her husband, Edward W McDonald Sr. They were married on June 20, 1953 and shared 51 years together before Ed’s passing in August of 2004. Lois was a dedicated wife, mother, Grammy, aunt, and Ed’s sole caregiver after he lost his eyesight. She always spoke of her lifelong dream of having a family of six children. A dream she fulfilled and excelled with. Lois was actively involved in her children’s lives as Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout cookie chairman. Her voice could also be heard at Little League games and many other events cheering on her children and grandchildren. Her home was always open and often filled with the sounds of family and friends enjoying a good meal. She was at her happiest cooking for a crowd and enjoying all the never-ending stories shared at these gatherings. She always said she just didn’t know how to cook for only two people. Lois was a true patriot and was exceedingly proud of her family’s military service. After raising her family, she joined her husband and worked for 25 years in the family pharmacy businesses. In 1978, Lois and Ed bought their first of 3 motor homes and they were off! They were blessed to travel the entire contiguous United States with their dear friends, Bernie and Pat VanDeWeert. They also traveled abroad visiting Germany twice; once when their son, Ed Jr., was stationed there and again when daughter, Helen, was there. They also enjoyed traveling through Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Holland. She traveled by cruise to Alaska with daughter, Lois, and to Bermuda with daughters, Terry and Helen. Lois loved college and pro football. She was a reluctant Penn State fan, due to family pressure, but she really rooted for Nebraska and Alabama. She was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and rarely missed watching a game. She enjoyed bingo and slot machines and was quite successful at both. Lois also loved her many dogs over the years but none more than her precious Honeybear. Most of all, Lois loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Almost fifty in total! Lois is survived by her brother, Dick Pethick and Mary; her children, Mike McDonald and Maureen, Ed Jr and Pam McDonald, Terry and Ken Fritchman, Patty Sturzen, and Helen and Lindsay Chamberlain; her adored grandchildren, Cathy, Heather, Mike, Lindsey, Shannon, Erin and Justin, Makenzie and Trent, Julie and Miranda, Erika and Mike, Ed III and Christine, Chris, Matt and Audra, Michele and Dan, Melinda, Dan Jr and Jeannie, Jeff and Julie, Ashley, Scotty, Kelly and Casey and Ashley; twenty great grandchildren and one more on the way; and many loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Ed Sr, her daughter, Lois, her brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Amy Pethick, sisters-in-law, Harriet Pethick, Helen Grahamer, and Betty Whalen, brother in law, Bill McDonald, nephew, Jim Pethick, and son-in-law, Dan Sturzen Sr. Lois was fortunate to be cared for in her own home, with her Honeybear on her lap, by her devoted caretaker Mary. We’re grateful for the excellent care provided by Dr. Kari Wood of Troy Guthrie Hospital and Towanda Guthrie Hospice team members. Her last two weeks on this earth were filled with love, laughter, and countless hours of storytelling with loved ones before she passed to her heavenly home. Lois left behind a legacy of love, kindness, and laughter. Her family will celebrate her life with a visitation on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. and a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave Towanda Pa. Burial will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, PA. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to honor Lois may consider a memorial donation to their favorite charity. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lois P. McDonald please visit our Sympathy Store. About Us Locations Contact Us (570) 265-2272 Send Flowers Now Obituaries Flowers & Gifts What We Do Grief & Healing Resources Plan Ahead Contact Us Send Beautiful Flowers Share a Memory Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Lois P. McDonald May 8, 1932 – December 3, 2019 Login Print The family of Lois P. McDonald created this Life Tributes page to make it easy to share your memories. Obituary & Service Lois P McDonald, 87, of Claverack Rd Wysox, PA… View More Share a Memory Below A comforting word from you means a lot. Share a Memory Flowers & Gifts Send flowers to the McDonald’s family. Send Flowers Tribute Wall Photos & Videos Obituary + More Information Obituary for Lois P. McDonald Lois P McDonald, 87, of Claverack Rd Wysox, PA passed peacefully to her heavenly home on December 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and her beloved Honeybear. Lois was born on May 8, 1932 to Harry R and Cathryn Tiffany Pethick in Scranton, PA. She was the youngest, and only daughter, of three children. Lois graduated from Clarks Summit High School in 1950. It was here where she met her husband, Edward W McDonald Sr. They were married on June 20, 1953 and shared 51 years together before Ed’s passing in August of 2004. Lois was a dedicated wife, mother, Grammy, aunt, and Ed’s sole caregiver after he lost his eyesight. She always spoke of her lifelong dream of having a family of six children. A dream she fulfilled and excelled with. Lois was actively involved in her children’s lives as Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout cookie chairman. Her voice could also be heard at Little League games and many other events cheering on her children and grandchildren. Her home was always open and often filled with the sounds of family and friends enjoying a good meal. She was at her happiest cooking for a crowd and enjoying all the never-ending stories shared at these gatherings. She always said she just didn’t know how to cook for only two people. Lois was a true patriot and was exceedingly proud of her family’s military service. After raising her family, she joined her husband and worked for 25 years in the family pharmacy businesses. In 1978, Lois and Ed bought their first of 3 motor homes and they were off! They were blessed to travel the entire contiguous United States with their dear friends, Bernie and Pat VanDeWeert. They also traveled abroad visiting Germany twice; once when their son, Ed Jr., was stationed there and again when daughter, Helen, was there. They also enjoyed traveling through Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Holland. She traveled by cruise to Alaska with daughter, Lois, and to Bermuda with daughters, Terry and Helen. Lois loved college and pro football. She was a reluctant Penn State fan, due to family pressure, but she really rooted for Nebraska and Alabama. She was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and rarely missed watching a game. She enjoyed bingo and slot machines and was quite successful at both. Lois also loved her many dogs over the years but none more than her precious Honeybear. Most of all, Lois loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Almost fifty in total! Lois is survived by her brother, Dick Pethick and Mary; her children, Mike McDonald and Maureen, Ed Jr and Pam McDonald, Terry and Ken Fritchman, Patty Sturzen, and Helen and Lindsay Chamberlain; her adored grandchildren, Cathy, Heather, Mike, Lindsey, Shannon, Erin and Justin, Makenzie and Trent, Julie and Miranda, Erika and Mike, Ed III and Christine, Chris, Matt and Audra, Michele and Dan, Melinda, Dan Jr and Jeannie, Jeff and Julie, Ashley, Scotty, Kelly and Casey and Ashley; twenty great grandchildren and one more on the way; and many loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Ed Sr, her daughter, Lois, her brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Amy Pethick, sisters-in-law, Harriet Pethick, Helen Grahamer, and Betty Whalen, brother in law, Bill McDonald, nephew, Jim Pethick, and son-in-law, Dan Sturzen Sr. Lois was fortunate to be cared for in her own home, with her Honeybear on her lap, by her devoted caretaker Mary. We’re grateful for the excellent care provided by Dr. Kari Wood of Troy Guthrie Hospital and Towanda Guthrie Hospice team members. Her last two weeks on this earth were filled with love, laughter, and countless hours of storytelling with loved ones before she passed to her heavenly home. Lois left behind a legacy of love, kindness, and laughter. Her family will celebrate her life with a visitation on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. and a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave Towanda Pa. Burial will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, PA. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing to honor Lois may consider a memorial donation to their favorite charity. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lois P. McDonald please visit our Sympathy Store. 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  1. i just read the obituary today. She was a classmate of mine and my brother Herman Holt. He was crazy about lois as I remember and I think they dated way back in the late forty’s. She was a fine person, very kind and so easy to get along with. I last saw her at a small reunion of classmates in Clarks Summit and I had dinner with her. I remember she had a REMINISCE book with her that night with a picture of classmates they printed in the book. Reminisce is also a magazine. So sorry of her passing and condolences to her family.

    Gifford Holt

    Durango, Colorado



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