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Fay Ann Murtoff Boychock, 75, of Enola, PA, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in UPMC Pinnacle West Shore. She was born March 30, 1943 in Carlisle, PA to the late Paul E. and Isabel M. Miller Murtoff.
Fay was a graduate of Carlisle High School Class of 1961. She was the original owner of the internationally known restaurant Fay's Country Kitchen of Carlisle. After 20 years of homemade pancakes, muffins, omlets, creamed chipped beef and Coke-Cola she continued to do what she loved by working in the kitchens at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Home. Later, she received her certification as a CNA and began caring for the residents outside of the kitchen. A member of Word of Grace Ministries since 1994, Fay loved to help at the cafe before services at her church. Fay lived and believed in a life of service to others. We will forever remember her as the practical joker, the life of the party, and the great caregiver. She did not judge, she embraced us and loved us inspite of our flaws and differences.
Fay is survived by a sister, Kay A. Murtoff Chronister and her husband Larry of Mechanicsburg and her sister-in-law, Jan Habicht Murtoff of Newport News, VA. She is also survived by her 4 nieces and nephews; Ruth A. Reed and Nell Lee Reed Welborn both of Greenville, SC, John P. Chronister of Mechanicsburg and Erica Chronister Keim of Carlisle, all of whom she loved and treated as if they were her own children. Also surviving her are 7 great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings; Janet M. Murtoff Reed, Bernice A. Murtoff-Crawford and Stuart Roe "Stu" Murtoff.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM, the praise and worship service at Word of Grace Ministries will be in Fay's honor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Word of Grace Ministries, 3814 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Online condolences may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com
My dearest Faye you had the biggest heart God could have given a soul so much love to share and compassion beyond words !! You will always be loved and we will always be grateful to you for all your love and kindness you showed my parents and family . You deserve a very special place in heaven because you were a special angel here on earth !! God Bless my friend 😘
Jody and Bill Kronenberg Oct 7 2018 12:00 AM
Fay, you will be missed by so many people whose lives you touched. You were so kind to my parents while at Cumberland Crossings when you were on the staff there. You were so kind and helpful to us and always willing to house and pet sit for us. Rest in peace dear Fay, we love you and will miss you.Joan and Pete Posey
Joan and Pete Posey Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM
Fay, I just spoke with you a couple of weeks ago, you were happy and waiting to start your home kidney dialysis. We will miss your smile and caring ways, you were so very kind to My Mother while at Cumberland Crossings, You even spoke at Mother's funeral. Our Patches loved you when you came to our house and took care of him, hopefully you will see him in heaven as we know you have met Jesus as you transitioned to heaven. We will miss you and love you dearly!
Kirby and Joy Burkholder Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM
you have taught me about the love of jesus rest in peace with the lord jesus christl love your your friend linda
linda Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM
Thank you Fay for being a wonderful friend all these 30+ years. I have learned so much from you and will carry all the memories of the fun we have shared with me. You are loved and will be missed my dear friend!
Cindy Swarner Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM
You are loved and missed deeply. Rest In Peace, Mama Fay. I will treasure our friendship and all the memories! Love you!❤️
Christina "Beecher" Zimmerman Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM