Elsie P. Worobec died peacefully Saturday evening, Dec. 1, 2012, at her home in Cogan Station, Pa. Elsie was 88 years old and had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease for the last three years.
She is survived by her husband, Russell N., with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage; five children, William (Pamela) of Williamsport, Pa., Kate Story of Williamsport, Pa., Michael of Norwalk, Conn., Mary (Peter) Worobec of Wellington, Fla., and Paul of San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Eve (Seth) Lapine, Erika and Rebecca Worobec, Stephen (Tanya) Story Jr., Caitlin (Andrew), Joanna and Vivian Doering, and Andrew Worobec; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Mason and Garret Lapine, and Madison Story.
Elsie was born in Comstock Park, Mich., on March 18, 1924, and was one of three children born to Elsie Mae and William Cecil Smith. She is survived by her sister, Ann (Marv) Laansma of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Elsie P. Worobec
Elsie grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich., and completed her education at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. In 1946, Elsie married Russell N. Worobec, also from Grand Rapids, at the University of Michigan Chapel.
Elsie and Russ moved to Williamsport, Pa., in 1958 and raised their five children there.
Elsie's decades-long volunteerism in the community of Williamsport served Cochran Elementary School, Curtin Junior High School, The Lycoming County Women's Medical Auxiliary, The Florence Crittendon Home for Unwed Mothers and Pine Street United Methodist Church where she served on the Alter Guild for years.
Before her Alzheimer's diagnosis, Elsie was an enthusiastic bridge player who thoroughly enjoyed her bridge days at The Women's Club where she established long-lasting friendships.
She was an avid tennis player and alpine skier, an accomplished gardener and interior decorator. She truly enjoyed spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a consummate entertainer who enjoyed decorating her home for the holidays and entertaining friends and family. Elsie's cheerful voice and girlish smile, her enthusiasm and genuine care for everyone's day, her heartfelt greetings and farewells served as an example of a life well loved.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family request that memorial donations can be made in the name of Elsie P. Worobec to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.
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