Bernice "Bernie" Joan Brown
Bernice "Bernie" Joan Brown, 75, Mount Joy, died Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Gerald "Jerry" Brown and recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Getz. Bernie was a graduate of the former Lititz High School, Millersville State Teachers College, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Nursing. She was employed at Lancaster General Hospital in the O.R. for 25 years before retiring in 1998. After retirement she worked part-time in the pharmacy of Weis Markets and was also a volunteer at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. Bernie was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown and served as a teacher for the Pathfinders program. She was active in the Four Seasons Community and enjoyed scrapbooking, billiards, playing bridge, reading and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Kelly wife of Martin Murphy of Mount Joy, Beth (Metzger) wife of Troy Conrad of Mechanicsburg, Conny Brown of Lancaster, Holly (Metzger) Ford companion of Joseph Riddles of Elizabethtown; and six grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, North Spruce and Oak Sts., Elizabethtown, on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. There will be a time of visitation with the family on Saturday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernie's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster PA 17603. To send the family on-line condolences, please visit: www.heiligfuneral.com
Heilig Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Mount Joy, PA