Carole J. Fair
May 8, 1944 – December 1, 2019
Carole Joyce (Pipok) Fair, formerly from Bethlehem, PA, is now living in Mechanicsburg, PA (Hampden Township). She is the wife of Donald H. Fair of York Springs, PA. She has two stepchildren, four stepgrandchildren, and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Carole believed in volunteering in her community, in giving back the talents that God so generously gave to her. She started her own business, “Amazing Monograms,” doing monogramming and embroidery work for businesses/individuals for over 26 years.
She bought and showed alpacas in another business, “Alpaca Passion,” and sold their fleece.
Carole was involved in the Foster Care System, sponsoring a five-year-old boy. She also housed three foreign exchange students – one from Brazil, Spain and Iceland.
Carole was a Tour Guide for Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company for over 15 years, boarding buses and telling the story of Milton Hershey’s life. She was also a docent for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence for over 20 years, educating the tourists on tour throughout the home.
A tutor for the Central PA Literacy Council, she taught English and English as a Second Language to students. Her and her husband sponsored the daughter of one of her students into the Milton Hershey School. Carole volunteered at Agia Sophia, a non-profit coffee shop and bookstore owned by several churches in the area. She worked there weekly in the kitchen and in retail.
Being a big sister with the Big Brother/Big Sister program brought Carole into the lives of many young people. She enjoyed being a Big Sister and hopefully contributed to their growth and stability. Carole’s most cherished accomplishment was the writing of her book, “Transplanted to Better Health.” She journaled her journey from illness to wellness, through dialysis to the receiving of a kidney transplant in February 2011. The book received two awards and is available through amazon.com. She served as a member on the Board of Directors for the Kidney Foundation of Central PA.
Carole is preceded in death by her parents, John and Julie (Raydo) Pipok of Bethlehem, and a sister, Eleanor Christine, wife of the late Ralph Christine of Bethlehem. She is currently a member of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Mechanicsburg, PA, but had been baptized at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Bethlehem, PA, and worshiped there for most her life.
Viewing is Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 PM with service to follow at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, 7111 Wertzville Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA. Funeral will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00 at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, 7111 Wertzville, Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA, with viewing from 10:00 until time of service. Burial will be in Holy Apostles Orthodox Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Apostles Orthodox Church.
- Donald H. Fair, Spouse
- Two step children, four step grand children and two step great grandchildren
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church
7111 Wertzville Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
- Viewing Wednesday, December 4, 2019
- Viewing Thursday, December 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
Carole J. Fair
December 4, 2019
Don, We were shocked to read of Carole’ s passing in the Morning Call. Memories of our activities together in sorority and our trip to Europe will remain with me always. She led her life her way always caring for her family and serving the community wherever she lived. May she Rest In Peace. Tom and Marie Jordan
December 4, 2019
Don, I was so shocked to hear of Carole's passing. I hadn't heard anything from you for a while so I thought perhaps someone was ill but just didn't ask:(. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time. I didn't know Carole well but she was apparently a wonderful person and a very active member of her community.
Bonnie & Louy
December 4, 2019
Dear Don, We are shocked and saddened by the news of Caroles passing. Life, distance and life circumstances adversely tend to prevail upon us sometimes as we live on.
Rest assured, she will never be forgotten and will remain in my memory forever. Condolences to you and your family. Sheila and Joe Novak.
December 3, 2019
Dear Don and family,
I am shocked to read of Carole’s passing. I have been doing her hair for many years and sent her a message weeks ago to ask if she was okay. I hadn’t heard from her since September which was very odd. We often talked about everything including the fact my sister had a kidney transplant back in the 80’s. I can’t tell you how sorry I am to read this. Hugs and prayers to Don and the family.
Nancy Roddy Jones❤️
December 2, 2019
So sorry hearing of Carole's passing. I last saw her and Don at our 55th high school reunion this past April in Hanover. I know Don and Carole were more than husband and wife, they were best friends. She even trusted to fly with him. My condolences and prayers to Don and the family.