Audrey D. Duchman
Audrey D. Duchman, 74, of 577 Old Road, Montgomery, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Born April 25, 1937 at her family’s home in Montgomery, she was a daughter of the late Lester Sr. and Pearl (Wertman) Page. On Sept. 30, 1954 she married Charles W. Duchman, Sr., who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2012, after 57 years of marriage.
Audrey was a 1955 graduate of Montgomery High School. She retired from SCI, Muncy, in 2000 after 13 years of employment as a mental health worker aid. She previously worked at the former Montgomery Mills.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery, and was a charter member of the Montgomery Lioness Club, where she served as treasurer and was an active member for 26 years. In addition to her commitment to the Lioness, she spent a good deal of time assisting her husband with his activities in the Montgomery Lions Club. Audrey was also a member of the Monsey Chapter 481 Order of the Eastern Star and the Montgomery Senior Citizens, where she served as Program Chairman. She treasured the camping weekends she spent with her family at Nittany Mt. Campground in New Columbia, and was especially fond of the time she spent with her family and grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and solving word puzzles.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. and Susan Duchman of Williamsport and Paul Sr. and Vanessa Duchman of Odenton, MD; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathleen and Elwood Kessler of Locke, NY; one brother and sister-in-law, Lester Jr. and Donna Page of Florida; one sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Richard James of Altoona; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Daniel) Griffin, Brian Kessler, Kevin (Devon) Kessler, Michele (Rich) Rodarmel, Cody Duchman, Christopher Duchman and Paul Duchman, Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19 at St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Viking Dietrich. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church prior to the funeral.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752, or Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 (to benefit the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit).
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com