Kathryn ‘Kathy’ Duschl, 53, nurse, enjoyed motorcycling, avid volunteer, Liederkranz member

By on June 4, 2014

Kathryn “Kathy” Duschl, 53, of Landisville, took her final journey into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Tuesday, May 27, 2014, after a valiant fight against cancer.

Kathy was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Elizabeth J. Duschl.

Kathy graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1979 and Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing in 1984. Kathy worked for Lancaster General Hospital and Women & Babies Hospital as an operating room nurse and a Risk Manager. She also worked at Thornberry as a Clinical Systems Specialist.

Kathy enjoyed travel and adventure. Travels included her dream trip to Australia/New Zealand/Fiji, various cruises, trips to Europe, as well as State side travel. She also enjoyed spending time at Lake Mokoma with her Uncle Jack and Aunt Jean Baker of Easton, Md. Kathy was a bit of a daredevil, as she made 31 skydives, hiked to the summit of Mt. Washington and started riding a motorcycle at age 50. In addition, she enjoyed spending time with friends, star gazing from her hot tub, fishing and dancing (especially German dancing).

She was a member of Calvary Church, Star Chapter 343 Motorcycle Riding Club and the Lancaster Liederkranz.

Kathy also loved volunteering. She served in the kitchen for family nights at church, was a big sister with BBBS, a hospice volunteer, helped with the fests at the Liederkranz as well as the Sertoma Chicken BBQ. She also had the privilege of serving on a short term medical mission trip in a Panamanian rainforest.

Kathy is survived by her beloved children: Brittany N. Smith and Corey M. Smith; siblings: Barbara L. Bisking of San Antonio, Texas, Susan M. Charles, wife of Luke, of Holtwood, Robert A. Duschl, husband of Betty A., of Lititz, Jodi L. Martin, wife of Lee, of Manheim, and David J. Duschl, husband of Beate, of Lancaster.

Services were held June 2 at Calvary Church, Lancaster, Rev. David Allen officiating. Interment was in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to The Make-a-Wish Foundation, 1054 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601.

To send the family online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz.

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