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Mrs. Edith Paskorus

Mrs. Edith Marie Stouter Paskorus, 84, formerly of Emmitsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at Heartfields Assisted Living Facility, Frederick. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Merle Haley Jr. in 1971, and Joseph L. Paskorus in 1982.

Born Feb. 1, 1917, in Emmitsburg, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Mary Hardman Stouter. Mrs. Paskorus was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, and Ladies of Bruté Council 1860, Emmitsburg. She was a former librarian at Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg.

Mrs. Paskorus was raised on her parents’ farm across the mountain from Mount St. Mary’s College, and was one of eight children. She dropped out of high school after the death of her father and went to work in local factories to help support her family. She earned her general equivalency diploma in 1962.

Surviving are five children, John G. Haley of East New Market, Gerald M. Haley of Towson, Rebecca M. Stover and Susan M. Corbin, both of Frederick and Josephine M. Adams of Emmitsburg; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six sisters, Anna Haley of Easton, Ethel Greenholtz of Denver, Colo., Ruth Wisotzkey and Kristen Welty, both of Gettysburg, Pa., Margaret Valentine of Thurmont, and Hilda Hanlin of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and one brother, Charles F Stouter of Emmitsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 14 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with Mrs. Paskorus’ pastor, the Rev. James O. Kiernan, as the celebrant. Interment in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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