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Elaine Z. Kresh, 78

October 16, 1943 - July 07, 2022

Elaine Z. Kresh, 78, a former resident of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown since 2016, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Lancaster, following a long, hard fought battle with cancer. She was a very brave and resilient person in the face of adversity and was an inspiration to others.

Born in Pawtucket, RI, she was the youngest child of eight born to the late Louis N. and Emelia (Forcier) Lescault. Elaine was the loving wife of the late John A. Kresh, and they celebrated 55 years of marriage at the time of his passing in May 2021.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elaine devoted her time to her home and family. In earlier years, she served as a Church Camp Counselor and a Girl Scout Leader. Before moving to Masonic Village, she and her late husband were members of Hope United Methodist Church in Ephrata where she sang on the Hope Church Choir. She enjoyed traveling and her favorite hobby was counted cross-stitching. Additionally, she was an artistic person who had a great talent for decorating, arranging flowers, crocheting, knitting, and painting ceramics.

Elaine is survived by three daughters: Rebecca “Becky” A. Kresh-Sayeg and her husband Sohail of Lancaster; Amanda E. Hipple and her husband Ronald of Tunnel Hill, GA, and Sarah E. Kresh and her partner Christina Polis of Milford, DE; a grandson, Robert E. Wolfe, III, and his wife Nina of Alaska; and a great-granddaughter, Evie Rose Wolfe. She was preceded in death by sisters Yvonne Rugg, Lilianne Pioli, Jeanette Pratt and Ann Asermely, and brothers Louis, Ernest and Armand Lescault.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Elaine will be laid to rest with her husband and his extended family at Bethlehem Memorial Park, Bethlehem, PA.

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Condolences to the Family

July 20, 2022

 Becky,
We are sorry for your loss, in the time I had known your mother she was a beautiful woman and I was blessed to have known her.  My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow.  Always thinking of you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything.  With blessing.
Mark and Susan George.

July 11, 2022

I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Kresh’s passing 😢 😞 what a beautiful woman, inside and out ❤️  Sending thoughts and prayers to you girls. God knew what he was doing when he called her home. If there is anything I can do, just ask. 

July 10, 2022

Dear Becky, Amanda and Sarah:  I am saddened to learn of your Mother’s recent death and send my love and sincere sympathy to you at this time.  It is difficult to believe that both of your parents have now passed – they were such a vibrant couple.  But many years have taken their toll on all of us and I know you will fondly remember all of the good times you spent together!  In addition, I will probably never forget the three of you darling little girls who peeked into our office door!  Many thoughts, Betty Boo. 

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