Muncy Postal worker retires after 25 years
MUNCY – Officially Friday was her last day at work, but it will be difficult for postal employee Barbara Womelsdorf to stay away. “I will miss everyone so much,” she said with much sentiment. For 25 years Womelsdorf has been a rural carrier for the Muncy Post Office, 8 years as a sub and 17 years full time. “I will never forget when I first started, I had to learn how to sit and drive in the middle of my car,” she said.
She replaced Jim Peterman as a sub carrier and worked with him for 8 years before she became a full time postal carrier. “I am very thankful to him for offering me this job,” recalled Womelsdorf.
She is also grateful to her husband, Gary whom she said has given her much support, especially with maintaining her vehicles and keeping them running on the road so she could do her job. “I went through three vehicles,” she added. She kept the same RD 3 Route for 17 years. “I’ve gotten to know a lot of the people. I loved meeting them. I’ve watched their babies grow up, I’ve watched their houses being repaired and renovated. And I really enjoyed watching the new Catholic Church being built. There are going to be lots of things that I’m going to miss,” she said with remorse, “but it’s time to give the job to someone else.”
It was a hard decision for her at first but since her husband has been retired for three years now, she admitted that she will have more time to spend with him and her two daughters, Amy and Joy and their three grandchildren, Benjamin, Lydia and Trey.
She would also like to get caught up on her reading. “It’s been a wonderful place to work here and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to work in the postal system,” said Womelsdorf.