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Mary Gochenaur

Mary E. Gochenaur, 73, of Carlisle, PA passed away, Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Harrisburg Hospital. She was born February 3, 1943 in Spring Run, PA  to the late Roy M. and Venus Goshorn Kessler. She was the widow of the late Wayne E. Gochenaur who passed away in 2011.

She worked for the former Hills Dept. Store in Carlisle and later for Lowes until she retired. Mary was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary of Eagles Post 1299 in Carlisle.

Mary is survived by two sons, Kevin E. (Susan) Gochenaur of Newberrytown and Brent A. Gochenaur of Mt. Holly Springs; daughter, Tonya R. Gochenaur of Carlisle; four grandchildren, Latasha Gochenaur, Sid Ewell III, Shaytra Ewell and Jassidi Gochenaur. Also surviving are three brothers, Roy Allen Kessler of Carlisle, Gary Kessler of Newville and Lewis Kessler of Mt. Holly Springs.  She was predeceased by sisters, Patricia Emerson and Theresa Kessler.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Dear Kevin, Brent and Tonya, We are sorry to hear about your mother, Mary.  Mary was such a great person.   We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.   Once again, we am so sorry to hear about Mary. With deepest sympathy, Marty, Ken and & Liz Moffitt.

The Moffit Family. Jul 29 2016 12:00 AM

I worked with Mary at the Mechanicsburg Lowe's.  She was a great person to work with.  She loved her grandkids.  Was always talking about them. She will be missed.

Sue Womer Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Brent and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We always enjoyed talking with her at Lowes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Pat and John Markel

Pat Markel Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

I didn't know Mary,but remember her from Hills when I would shop there. She always had a smile on her face. Since then I met her awesome daughter Tonya who is a great friend and co worker. I know you will be greatly missed by her and many others, but you will forever live in their Hearts. RIP Mary.

Betsy Kurtz Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

I worked with Mary at Hills and she lived up on the hill from me. She had a beautiful smile. RIP Mary.

Linda Strine Jul 25 2016 12:00 AM

Was so sad to hear of the loss of my dear friend. Mary and I met while working at the former Hills Dept Store and stayed friends ever since. Mary was a beautiful woman who always had a kind word for everyone. I will miss her smile and laugh. She is with the Lord now where she will be pain free and happy. RIP my friend

Jackie Herb Jul 25 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sad to have lost my Best Friend for over 35 years, but I know she was tired and is now in a better place. Mary & I were so much alike in many ways, our temperament, our behavior and  even our looks. I will always see that smile and remember all the fun we had. Mary was my beautician for many years as well as she was a friend to many that will always remember her for that laugh and her smile. I'm lost without you Sis, but I'm glad we got to talk before you went to the hospital. I will never forget the Hill's Christmas party with my crazy Brother Jake...LOL. You will forever remain in my heart until we meet again. Love you Sis. RIP.....:( :( :(

Naomi Krom Jul 25 2016 12:00 AM