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Debra "Debbie" Lynn Persik

October 15, 1962 — March 1, 2020

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Debra “Debbie” Lynn Persik

Debra “Debbie” Lynn Persik, age 57, of Mount Holly, and formerly of Duncannon, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  Debbie was born on Monday, October 15, 1962 in Hempstead, NY to Julia Catherine (Urgola) Persik and the late Roger John Persik.  In addition to her father, Debbie is preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Charles Persik; her sister, Catherine Regina Kepner; and her very beloved feline companion, Mr. Kitty.

Debbie’s survivors include her mother, Julia Catherine Persik of Chestertown, MD; her two sisters: Christine “Chris” Maas Austin and her husband, Rick, of Chestertown, Sandra “Sandy” Elizabeth Golder and her husband, William, of Dover; and her three nephews: Hunter William Golder of Dover, Alexander Peet Maas of Chestertown, MD, Jesse Thomas Austin of Chestertown, MD.

Debbie enjoyed listening to music and surrounding herself with some of her favorite tracks by putting her headphones on.  She loved babies and adored animals.  One of her most treasured friends was her feline buddy, Mr. Kitty.

All are welcome to join Debbie’s family at her gathering of family and friends on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 863 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339; with Pastor Andrew S. Fitch officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.  Honored to be pallbearers are William Golder, Hunter Golder, Rick Austin, Jesse Austin, and Alexander Maas.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Debbie at the Mount Holly Group Home.

Contributions in celebration of Debbie’s life can be made to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, 2570 Boulevard of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403, www.Give.SpecialOlympics.org/Page/Contribute/Pennsylvania19; or St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.StJude.org/Donate.

Debbie’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Debbie’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

863 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

863 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339

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Burial

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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