Mary C. Coldren, 83

January 21, 1936 - August 30, 2020

Mary C. Coldren, 83, of Manor Township, passed away at St. Anne’s Retirement Community on Sunday 8/30/2020. She was born in Pittsburgh to the late Francis P. and Mary Agnes (Lapina) Collins. Mary enjoyed 54 years of marriage with her husband, John H. Coldren, before his death in 2011.

She first worked as a Welcome Wagon representative in Lancaster and then as a tax collector for the Department of Revenue for 35 years. Serving as Treasurer of the local union for the Department of Revenue, Mary enjoyed travelling to conventions.

Mary was an avid coin collector, and was a BINGO enthusiast in Columbia.

Surviving Mary are her son Robert C. Coldren, husband of the Debra of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Kerri Fitzkee, Jaclyn Fitzkee, Rebecca Coldren and Robert Coldren, husband of Sharice; four sisters, Margaret Chorazy, Patricia Myers, Virginia Lees and Dorothy Karr; and her brother, Frank P. Collins, Jr.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet E. Fitzkee, her son John H. Coldren, II, and her brother Michael E. Collins.

A wake and memorial service will take place Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 12 to 4 PM at AMVEST Post 19, 715 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603. Covered Dishes are welcomed. Private interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

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Condolences to the Family

September 10, 2020

Dear Mary, you were my aunt by marriage, yet you were kinder to me than several of my blood kin were.  Your kindnesses have been appreciated by me more than you could ever know.  I so enjoyed and looked forward to the lunches we had together at various local restaurants in recent years, and will miss them – and you – so very much.  I’ll always treasure these memories.

September 09, 2020

Condolences to Mary’s family
from Russ & Peggy Hay. Mary was a quiet and competent presence in the Revenue office.

September 05, 2020

Mary, I’m sure you have a special place in heaven along side your beloved Janet and little John.You were a wonderful sister and great friend.I will miss you like crazy.I’m glad you are now able to Rest in Peace. Love you!
Dottie Karr

September 02, 2020

Kind sweet Mary. Eldest sister always considerate  teacher and caregiver to four sisters and two brothers. What a example, faithful, caring, unconditional love to all she met. Rest in peace and your life journey well done. Peace at last in our lord’s open arms.
virginia lees

Saturday, September 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
AMVEST Post 19
715 Fairview Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
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