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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