Please note: The
services have been changed to 6 PM
Clara Schroth Lomady, 93, of Abington, died on June 7, 2014, at Chapel
Pointe Retirement Community, Carlisle. She was born on October 5, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late William
and Elizabeth Schroth and wife of the late Wendell ”Fuzz” Lomady. Clara graduated from Frankford High School
in Philadelphia. She is survived by her children; Susan Lomady Martin and husband Joe of Carlisle, Nancy Lomady Schale and
husband Ed of Shippensburg, Frederick Lomady and wife Maureen of Willow Grove and Judith Lomady Schreiber and husband George
of Carlisle, sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Clara was an Olympic bronze medalist, participating
in both the 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki games on the USA Women’s Gymnastics team. She was team captain in both,
and her specialty was the balance beam. Clara was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1974, and holds the record
for the most AAU titles of any female athlete. Clara was a Girl Scout Leader, enjoyed camping, bird feeding and watching.
She worked as a secretary in the Abington School District. Spending summers on Long Beach Island, NJ, was a family favorite.
A long standing member of the Reformed Church of Willow Grove, Clara sang in the church choir with her late husband Wendell.
She enjoyed volunteering at her church and was actively involved in various outreach endeavors.
known as "Momma Lom," Clara was a grandmother to many outside of her natural family. The number one fan of her
children and grandchildren, Clara will live on in their hearts and lives.
A memorial service to celebrate the
life of Clara Lomady will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Willow Grove, 1500 North Hills
Ave., Willow Grove, PA 19090. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, assisted the family with the arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to her church or to the US Olympic Committee at www.teamusa.org/Donate.
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Judy, Sue and Families; Love Thoughts and Prayers
in your time of Sorrow.
To all the family, My prayers and thoughts
are with you all during this time. Cherish each special memory that you have of your mother and dad. It will certainly help
to carry you through along with the peace and comfort that our dear Lord is faithful to provide. She was one special lady
and your dad is now rejoicing once again with her. God bless you all.
What an awesome lady that we had the privilege of knowing.
You touched many hearts in our Shippensburg corner for
My children called her Grandma Lomady many, many years ago when she and Grandpa Lomady would visit every
year at the Shippensburg Fair and buy them treats.
You will be greatly missed !!!!
Morgan and Nancy Godfrey
Sue & families, May the memories of your mother calm
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