Marian Rose Chávez, 58

May 17, 2017

Marian Rose Chávez, 58, of Lititz went to the loving and gentle embrace of our Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hazleton, PA she was the daughter of George and Rosemarie (Kostiuk) Matusick. She was the loving wife of David Chavez with whom she celebrated over 24 years of marriage.
She was a graduate of Hazleton High School. Marian later went onto Bloomsburg University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education and continued her education at Millersville University where she received her Master’s degree. She retired as an elementary teacher from the School District of Lancaster after 32 years of service.
Marian was a member of St. James Catholic Church where she was in parish council, volunteered as a Eucharistic minister at United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz. She was also a member of the Holy Family Lay Discalced Carmelite Community and participated as a cantor for the Songs for the Journey Group.
She was an avid reader, loved animals, traveling around the US and abroad, music and the arts, gardening and family gatherings.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice & Community Care for the care and compassion extended to Marian during her illness.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Alexander D. Chavez of Lititz; two sisters, Linda wife of Dr. Ramesh Kumar of Pennington, NJ and their two sons, Nathan and Neil Kumar, and Gloria wife of Daniel Wittig of Newtown Square, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave, Lititz, PA 17543 with Rev. James O’Blaney C.Ss.R. as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 7-9PM with a prayer service at 8:30PM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA and an additional visitation from 10-11AM at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, 110 W. Laurel Ave, Cheltenham, PA 19012 or to St. James Catholic Church at the above address.

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April 25, 2020

I am so sorry, David. I did not know of Marian’s death until today. Love and hugs from the Nyces of Annville. She was a exceptional colleague and a caring friend. 

May 28, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Marion was an amazing teacher and friend. I met her at Ross Elementary when my children attended. I wish there was more to say. I understand your loss due to just losing my mother after her lengthy illness and being under hospice care. May your memories soon bring you smiles rather than tears and may she Rest In Peace in her new glorious home. God Bless you all and give you comfort. 

May 28, 2017

Sorry for your loss of Marian.  I knew you from the folk choir at St. Mary’s Church.
Ann (Conroy) Humer

May 24, 2017

With great sadness I say fair well, but with great joy I say, rejoice sister for you are free in the imbrace of our Lord!
Rest and peace. 
in Carmel,
Jane Thomas 

May 21, 2017

Dear Mr. Chavez,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family; I am so sorry for your loss.  May God give you strength and courage during this difficult time.
Joyce Ducati
School District of Lancaster

May 21, 2017

Dear David and Alexander,
I am so sorry for your loss.  
Denise Lorah
Former Montessori Teacher at Montessori Academy of Lancaster

May 21, 2017

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Marian is someone I only knew briefly back when Alexander was in boy scouts with our son, Harley. She was a beautiful person. May God hold you close in your grief.
The Baum Family

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Lititz, PA 17543
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