TUCSON, AZ - - Deidrea "Dee" Weiss, age 60, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Girard, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, surrounded by family and friends.
Born on June 14, 1946, in North Girard, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Hlifka.
She had worked as a Nurse's Aide at Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut, Ohio, and at various government jobs, the last being with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in California.
Dee enjoyed baking, cleaning, being outdoors, and most of all, helping others whenever she had the opportunity.
Throughout her life, she cared for and prayed with many cancer patients during their illnesses.
She was very active in her church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Dee is survived by Robert Blain Weiss, her husband of nearly 40 years; two sons, Jason Robert Weiss and his wife Meredith of Katy, Texas, and Blain Philip Weiss of Tucson, Arizona; a daughter, Andrea Janelle Weiss of Tucson, Arizona; a sister, Patricia Hope and her husband Bob of Fullerton, California; two brothers, Frank Hlifka and his wife Pat of Newport Beach, California, and George Hlifka and his wife Dorothy of Conneaut; a grandson, Kyle Nicholas Weiss of Katy, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
An 11 a.m. Graveside Service will be held at St. John's Cemetery in Girard, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, September 7, 2006.
BURTON FUNERAL HOME, 525 Main Street East, Girard, is in charge of local arrangements.
Mass and sympathy cards may be sent to the Weiss' at P.O. Box 91130, Tucson, Arizona 85752-1130.
You may send condolences at www.burtonfuneralhome.com.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - - Phyllis Fleming Edmison, age 62, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, died peacefully in her home on Monday, August 28, 2006, surrounded by family and friends. She was a 10-year stroke survivor, and had battled cancer for two and one-half years.
Survivors are her husband, Ray, with whom she celebrated 25 years of marriage in March; her mother, Eloise Fleming of Geneva; sister, Carol F. (Jerry) Chenoweth of Perry; brother, Allen (Martha) Fleming of Nairobi, Kenya; nieces, Claire and Anna Fleming; and her aunt, Elsie F. Voss of Gainesville, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her father, F. Paul Fleming of Geneva.
An avid educator, her career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia 38 years ago. She also taught in Texas, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The last 14 years were at Milton Hershey School, where she taught fashion design and costume design. In addition, she designed and costumed many theatrical productions.
A Celebration Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2006, at Christ Church United Church of Christ, Elizabethtown. Jazz pianist Joe Utterback will play for the memorial service and will present a concert in honor of Phyllis at 7:30 p.m. that evening, also at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Youth Mission Fund of Christ Church United Church of Christ, 247 South Market Street, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022; or Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604.