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Nancy Jean Augustine, 84

February 12, 2021

Nancy Jean (Newcomer) Augustine was reunited in heaven with her beloved parents, grandparents, and dogs on Friday, February 12, 2021 in her 84th year, just a few weeks short of her 85th birthday after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Jean Pfautz Newcomer and J. Raymond Newcomer of Lititz. Nancy grew up on a farm outside of Lititz with her parents and her grandparents, Emma and Phares Newcomer. There she learned to milk cows, feed chickens, size tobacco, and drive tractors, all at a young age. And, this is where she learned to be a strongly independent woman!

Nancy was a proud graduate of Lititz High School. She was an active 4H member throughout High School and was named 4H Poultry Queen her senior year. Nancy enjoyed doing sewing and crafts and other 4H activities with her mother. After high school, Nancy went on to work as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Howard Minnich for over 15 years. In 1972, Nancy joined the real estate profession after completing a number of real estate courses. She was affiliated with Diller Hershey Realtors and was actively involved in the Realtor Associate Program from its inception in 1975. She served as a member of the education, legislative, and program committees. In 1978, she was named Realtor Associate of the year.

From real estate, Nancy moved on to Clipper Magazine, working in the ad department and only recently retiring from Clipper at the age of 80 after 28 years at Clipper! While at Clipper, Nancy was known for taking orders for peanut butter Easter Eggs every Easter that were sold to raise funds for the teen group at Trinity E.C. Church in Lititz where she was a lifelong member! Even after she retired, she continued to take orders for Easter eggs for the church and also volunteered to help make the eggs! Her former co-workers continued to call her to give her orders! At the church, Nancy was also a member of a Prayer Group and she was a willing volunteer when she was asked to help out in other ways at the church.

Nancy thoroughly enjoyed meeting regularly with high school friends for lunch and these friendships continued throughout her life. Nancy loved everyone she met, and the feeling was mutual, but Nancy’s special loves were her dogs and her sports teams! She was a Phillies Phanatic as well as an Eagles fan! Nancy’s love for the Phillies goes way back to when they played at Connie Mack Stadium and she would go to games with her Uncle Skip Newcomer. More recently, she spent a day at Citizens Bank Park when she and Cousin Becky attended a Phillies 101 Day for Women! The picture here is Nancy in the Phillies locker room on that day! She was ecstatic when the Eagles won the Super Bowl! Nancy was “small but mighty,” and was not afraid to share her opinions about anything, especially if it related to sports.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her Pfautz cousins: Linda Teaman, Joe Pfautz, Jo Anne Plutnicki, Mary Carolyn Lefever, Sue More; and by her Aunt Phyllis Newcomer and her Newcomer cousins: Karen Fricke, Sandra Graham, Steve Newcomer, Brian Newcomer, and David Newcomer. “Aunt Nancy” will be sorely missed at family picnics and holiday gatherings and sports events by cousins Becky (Newcomer) and Terry Grube and their children’s families, especially by grandchildren Lila and Grace who are certain that “Aunt Nancy is now in Heaven.”
Due to the Coronavirus, private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Nancy would have loved if donations would be made to the SPCA, 848 S Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603, in honor of her most recent beloved dog, Maddy. Donations would also be welcome in support of the teen group at Trinity E.C. Church, 44 E. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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February 22, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the family of Nancy Augustine.  I worked many years with Nancy through her Real Estate career. I held many real estate closings for her. I worked from 1967-2014.  She was an excellent realtor always very kind and professional. 
We had many days on the 9 hole golf courses too – enjoying time together with another dear friend Sandy Frye.  
I have not seen her since I retired in 2014 from the title business; I was saddened to see of her passing; but am so glad to have had a wonderful friendship for of time in my life.❤️- 

February 21, 2021

I worked with Nancy at Clipper from the time I started 23 years ago until she retired, before I was retired by the pandemic.  I always knew where Nancy was, as she was very chatty with employees and on the phone with clients.  Her happy voice would come wafting over the cubicle walls when she was doing her Image Library thing.  I did not order the peanut butter eggs, as I don’t like them, but she never gave up trying to sell them to me!  We talked dogs a lot.  She was tiny but mighty, and I enjoyed her very much.  I am sad that she is no longer with us, sitting on a cloud somewhere, petting her dogs.  Bless you, Nancy, as you blessed us all at Clipper.
Jeanne Pitz

February 19, 2021

I worked with Nancy at Clipper. We were on the Employee Engagement Team together for many years. She was a joy to work with. She will be missed by so many. My condolences to your family.
Melissa Newswanger

February 18, 2021

Nancy and I worked together in the Image Library/production dept for 12 years. She was the spunky one in our department. She was small but had a heart of gold. I will miss our little chats before work each day. Rest in peace Nancy. You will be missed by many.
Cheryl Phelps

February 17, 2021

I worked with Nancy at Clipper she was a very special person and will be so very missed. My condolences to your family. 
Maira DeJesus

February 16, 2021

Nancy was always a joy to those around her!  She felt all the “kids” at Clipper kept her young. She was missed when she retired and my condolences go out to her family at this sad time. We will meet again one day!
Wendy Allshouse

February 16, 2021

Nancy-
You were a great lady and it was my pleasure to work with you for so many years. You always had a kind word for me and good conversation. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Jamie Fickes

February 16, 2021

I often think of Nancy and the summers that I spent helping with tobacco and making hay I remember her collie dog Tinker Bell very well And going to see my first major league baseball game in Philadelphia with her. She was a wonderful person. To the friends and relatives that read this please accept my deepest sympathy
John Augustine

February 16, 2021

I worked with Nancy at Clipper for many years. We started together. I was an outside Sales rep and she worked in office. Always a pleasure. My condolences to her family and friends. Connie Cereola. Huntington NY

February 16, 2021

I worked with Nacy at Clipper. As members of the Employee Engagement Team she loved to see her fellow co-workers enjoy events she helped create. She was an amazing woman and will truly be missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing her. 
Jabin Magargle

February 16, 2021

Nancy was the friendliest, sweetest person I had the joy to meet at work. She was missed at Clipper when she retired and she will be missed forever by all the friends she made along the way of her long life. God bless you Nancy!
Patti Kahler

February 16, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for Nancy’s family. Nancy was a bright light at Clipper. Loved by many. She would give me a ride to work when my car was in the garage in Lititz. I am sure she is enjoying her new home in heaven.
Pat Senft

February 16, 2021

Heaven gained another angel!! She was a great lady with such a BIG heart!! Little but mighty you could never get her down!! Your spirit n love will be missed greatly!! Love you Nancy….until we meet again!! God bless your family in these sad times!!
Kristi Allen

February 16, 2021

Nancy was SO wonderful and SO kind and she ALWAYS had something fun to talk about. The Phillies…her sweet pooches…her time working on the farm…and there is NOTHING I will miss more than making that dear woman cackle with laughter. I got to hear that every morning at the coffee station at work for YEARS! You will be very missed, sweet Nancy. ❤️
Rob Jengehino

February 15, 2021

You were one of the sweetest, yet toughest people I’ve ever met. I will always cherish the time we spent together and will miss you greatly.
Goodbye, Nancy Pants.
Love- Dennis, Dylan and Westley.

February 15, 2021

My wife and I bought eggs from Nancy. We bought the eggs because Nancy was selling them. Sweet sweet lady. 
Chris Birk

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