Elizabeth Katherine McCarthy

June 29, 1922November 23, 2012

Elizabeth Heberle McCarthy Elizabeth Katherine Heberle McCarthy, 90, of Lake Meade, East Berlin, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012. Born June 29, 1922 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Erk Heberle and Gottfried Heberle. Surviving are her two daughters, Kerri L. McCarthy and husband, Frederick L. Lawrence with whom she lived and Barbara A. McCarthy and husband, Robert B. Greer; grandchildren, Patricia Greer Blouch and husband, Jeffrey, and Angela Masciulli; great grandchildren, Jeremy Blouch and Kayla Benedict, sister, Rose Heberle Zeiters and brother, John Heberle, sisters-in-law, Ada Lower Heberle and Viola Alcorn Heberle, a devoted friend, Shirley Miller, and many devoted nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O’Donnell McCarthy, brothers Gottfried and wife, Suzanna Yanko Heberle, Henry Heberle, Andrew Heberle, and Jesse and wife, Barbara Sauserman Heberle, sisters-in-law, Rose Martz Heberle and Martha McCarthy Ensinger, brothers-in-law, William H. Zeiters and Daniel McCarthy, nephew, John Heberle and niece, Jane Heberle Drew and many Neidich cousins. Elizabeth was a graduate of John Harris High School, Class of 1940. She began her career as a secretary for Harrisburg Steel Corporation, then worked for the Pennsylvania Bakers Association and several accounting firms in the Harrisburg area including Donald Schmidt, CPA and Shultz, Sorin and Company. Elizabeth was baptized and confirmed in the German Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harrisburg and continued as a member of the congregation when it was re-dedicated as Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Harrisburg. She was a loving wife and mother, and was devoted to her family and friends. She also loved her many pets, especially her cat, Izzie. Elizabeth was a member of Lake Meade Homemakers and the John Harris High School Class of 1940 Lunch Bunch; in past years she was a volunteer at the Mechanicsburg Public Library. As a younger mother, she was a Brownie leader and taught Vacation Bible School. The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers, Nancy Dietel, Sharry Gresens, and Wanda Hickman. Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 420 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg with Pastor Joel Petruschke officiating. Graveside services will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens following the Memorial Service and Reception at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 420 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109-1099; The Brethern Home Community, Sub-acute Rehab, P.O. Box 128, New Oxford, PA 17350; Lake Meade Fire and Rescue, 492 Lake Meade Drive, East Berlin, PA 17316; or the Elizabeth K. McCarthy Endowment Fund at the East Berlin Community Library, 105 Locust Street, East Berlin, PA 17316.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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December 6, 2012

Kerri, May God continue to bless you and your family during your time of need. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting your mother and I will forever cherrish her memory. She was a woman with an amazing smile. God Bless. Sonya Barksdale

Clyde Gessner @ PaTTAN

November 30, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Karen (Schmidt) , Skye, Logan and Caleb Downey

November 28, 2012

Kerri & Barbi ... Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. I have so many memories of Betty; its like she has been a part of our family since I can remember. She was a very kind and generous person with a great sense of humor and I appreciate all she did for my own children. She will truly be missed!!! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.


November 28, 2012

I will certainly miss my "curler card" friend.

November 27, 2012

Barbi and Kerri,
My deepest sympathy to you both, and your families. I have such fond memories of both your mom and dad and the time you all lived on Linn Street. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy Keiser

Wendy Rudisill

November 27, 2012

My thoughts are with you

Deanna and Larry Kiel

November 26, 2012

We share your sadness - Mrs. McCarthy was always vibrant and fun - so sorry we can't be there to extend our sympathy in person.

Julie Brandt

November 26, 2012

Barbi & Kerri - we are sadden to hear the news of Betsy's passing. Remember that death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Brian & Julie Brandt

November 26, 2012

Our deepest sympathies go out to your families. Aunt Bets certainly had an amazing and truly blessed life. Love to all.

David and Judy Heberle

November 25, 2012

Dear Barbie and Kerri:

You are in our thoughts and prayers, sorry I will not be able to be with you on Tuesday It's a difficult time, but time will heal.
Susie and Terry Reed