Carole A. Sukenik, 78

March 12, 2023

Carole A. Sukenik, 78, of Warwick Twp., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, while a resident at Legends of Lititz. Born in Lebanon, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Marion (Boyer) Swanger. Carole was the beloved wife of John K. Sukenik, and they celebrated 51 years of marriage this past July.

A graduate of South Lebanon High School, Carole went on to attend Millersville University and received her master’s degree in Education. Carole loved children and was passionate about teaching. She first taught in Lebanon City for 3 years, and then 27 years in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District, at both the Hans Herr Elementary School and the Martin Meylin Middle School. She received the honor of being named as Teacher of the Year. She loved playing the piano, skiing, traveling to the Delaware Sea Shore, Cedar Run and Pine Creek Valley, flower gardening and creating beautiful counted cross-stitch pictures. Carole was an animal lover, especially dogs, giving many rescues a good home over the years. She was a member of Red Rose Dog Training in Lancaster.

Carole was an active, dedicated member of St. James Catholic Church in Lititz, where she served as a lector, helped implement ALPHA, participated in the RCIA Program, Bible Study, Relay for Life, and was a member of the Silver Liners. She loved the Holy Spirit and gave talks on the subject to various groups.

Along with her husband, John, Carole is survived by her sister, Sharon Endy (Michael) of Lancaster, and her brother Leonard Swanger (RoseMarie) of Crossville, TN, as well as her sister-in-law, Linda Maurer (Ron) of Johnstown, PA. Also surviving are nieces Jodi Scribner, Sara Endy-Schenkman (Jacob), and Kristin Bataglia (Anthony); nephews Philip Endy, and Ronald Maurer (Emily); great-nephews Patrick Scribner and Henry Maurer; and a great-niece, Sadie Bataglia.

The family will receive guests from 9 to 10:30 AM on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the Spacht Snyder Family Funeral Home, 127 South Broad Street, Lititz, PA, 17543, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543, with Father Ryan Fischer as Celebrant. Interment will follow Mass at Witness Park in Lititz. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carole’s memory may be offered to St. James Catholic Church at the above address, or to the Organization for Responsible Care of Animals – ORCA 401 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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March 27, 2023

We wish to extend our deepest sypathies to Carole’s recent passing.  We enjoyed her visits to our office.  She will be missed and remembered.
Dr Kilgore and staff of Lititz Podiatry, Irene and Kathy

March 19, 2023

Dear John, you have my deepest condolences and sympathies on the passing of your dear wife Carol.  She was a very sweet lady.  Blessings, Denny Hines

March 16, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Carole is/was a wonderful example of love, peace, and tranquility for all who knew her. She loved teaching and was great at it. Please know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you both. 
Take care,

March 16, 2023

Carole and I were fifth grade teachers together in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District in the 1970’s. She was my mentor in numerous ways.  I admired her as a teacher; I loved her as a friend.  She was kind, gentle, and soft spoken with students and fellow teachers. She was a voice of reason. As a new teacher, I often went to her for advice.  Our paths diverged after the birth of my children, but I am grateful that for a brief moment in time, our paths did cross. 

March 16, 2023

Mr. Sukenik-Mike and I are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelly Ober

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