Ellin M. McCarthy, 96

October 12, 2020

Ellin M. McCarthy, 96, of Lititz, passed away while under the care of her family and Hospice & Community Care, on October 12, 2020. Ellin was married to her high school sweetheart, Charles F. McCarthy, for over 48 years until his passing in 1996. She was born January 8, 1924 in Pittston, PA and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Garrity) Lynch, also of Pittston.

Ellin is survived by three sons: Timothy (Jacqueline), of Exton: Thomas James (TJ), of Lititz: Matthew (Stacey), of Lititz, and daughter-in-law Tamara Weiler Ruckel. Surviving grandchildren are: Chase, Cara, Allyson, Declan, Ryan and Timothy Jack (TJ).

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles F. McCarthy Jr. and a sister, Marian Shaughnessy, of Pittston.

She graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Pittston and Misericordia Business College in Wilkes Barre, PA.

Ellin was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Lititz for over 59 years. She was a relentless volunteer, spending over 20 years coordinating the weekly church cleaning and order of flowers for church services.

She was employed as a secretary at Warwick High School in Lititz for over 23 years before retiring in 1993.

Ellin was an avid reader, loved flowers, gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed sports, especially Notre Dame football, the New York Yankees and college basketball. She loved canning, but was most famous for her pies, cakes, cookies, decadent cheesecakes and tortes.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend The Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave Lititz, PA 17543. There will be visitation with the family prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM at Spacht-Snyder Funeral Home 127 S. Broad St. Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be in Longenecker Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ellin’s memory to St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave Lititz, PA 17543.

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October 20, 2020

To all you McCarthys and to (Tami-spelling?), I send my heartfelt condolences. I loved working with Ellin at Warwick, appreciated her smiles and positive attitude, and the beautiful blooms that she supplied always to brighten the office. After I retired, I was fortunate to be a driver from time to time when Warwick retirees went to our monthly luncheons. She and I were able to catch up, and I appreciated her company, her love of family, and her perspective on life. My prayers are with all of you. She was a blessing to many beyond family.
With sincere sympathy,

October 18, 2020

So sorry , our condolences 
Will & Gaye McGrorty 

October 17, 2020

TJ- I’m sorry that your Mom is gone. You were a devoted and compassionate son- always having her best interest at heart.  You are a great example of what devotion is.  We love you- Sally and Carrie

October 16, 2020

Matt, So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful example your mother set for us all to learn from!

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Lititz, PA 17543
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