Mary V. (Sirk) Hutchinson, 91, of Carlisle, died Sunday, August 8, 2010,
in Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born on Friday, February 28, 1919, in Midland, VA, a daughter of the late Isaac V. and
Addie A. (Butler) Sirk and the widow of John J. Hutchinson, Sr., who died Oct. 2, 1992. Mary was one of nine children and
was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Mary was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle.
She was a member of the Men and Women’s Bible Sunday School Class, the United Methodist Women and Chapter 373 of NARFE.
She was a homemaker and her family and church were an important part of her life. She and her late husband enjoyed traveling,
especially twice to the Holy Land.
She is survived by four children; Gary A. Hutchinson and wife, Deloris
of Carlisle, John J. Hutchinson, Jr. and wife, JoAnn of Parkton, MD, Roberta L. Hutchinson and husband, Denis Kertesz of Mountain
View, CA and Virginia A. Hutchinson and her companion, Thomas Reid of Longmont, CO, a sister, Helen (Sirk) Mauck and a brother,
Leonard Sirk both of Rockville, MD, four grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2010,
in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Bruce E. Fensterbush officiating. Burial will
be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or to Celtic
Healthcare of Carlisle, Suite 100, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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To the family,
I just want you to all know that your mom will always
be in our hearts. She was a very sweet and caring person. I have such fond memories of our last visit with
JoAnn (Kuster) Alderton
You and your family are in our thoughts and
prayers. Your Mom was a special lady, who will always be with you. She has gone on to paradise with the Lord,
but she will remain in your hearts forever! Love and Hugs!
Pat and Jim Anderson
Ginny - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and I feel
for you so much. I know you were close. Please know Ray and I are thinking about you and your family. You are one of the strongest
women I know and I'm sure you learned that from your Mom.
Our sincerest condolences,
Leslie LeMaster and Ray
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during their time of bereavement.
Patricia E. Taylor
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hutchinson family
at this sad time. May happy memories offer some comfort.
Ginny, Tom and Family,
I am so sorry about your mom.
I know your grief and my thoughts are with you.
Special thoughts are with you at
this time. Rest easy knowing that your mom is at peace with her maker.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts
and concerns are with you and your family.
May the love of family and friends comfort
and strengthen you in the days ahead. Please extend our condolences to the members of your family.
Carl Maffei, Ruth
Im glad that your mother is no longer suffering
from the restrictions that age and illness had placed on her. I know that you and your siblings will miss her greatly
but will always remember her through the love and lessons she shared with you. Our thoughts are with you as all of you
work through the sadness of her passing and the loss of her company.
Mike and Bobbie Jackson
My sincere condolences on the passing of your dear,
sweet Mom. She was a treasure and will always be a part of all of our lives.
Joanie Oakes Nichols
"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that while
we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. We are confident, I say, and will rather to be absent from
the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Ginny, I pray you and your family find comfort in these words. You
are in my thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the support
of family and friends help you during this time of earthly loss and heavenly gain.
Gary,John,Bertie and Ginny.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this
time. Know that she is in Heaven with our Lord and is reminiscing with loved ones and dear friends. God Bless.
Ginny, I know how close you were to your
mother and what a central focus of the family she was. I am so sorry for your loss.
Just wanted to let you know that you
and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and heart are with you.
Although I never met Mary V. Hutchinson, I feel
as though I have known her for years.And, what a pleasure it has been! Through the poetry of her son, John, our writing group
has come to know, admire and love the conversations between John and his mother. Everything from soup to 'nuts' was gist for
their unique mill of words and ultimate connection. Our love goes out to all her children, grandchildren, and great-grands
who will each carry a part of Mary Virginia with them. Thus is her immortality ensured. Hamlet said of his beloved father
"Take him for all and all/he was a man//And we shall not see his like soon again". Change the 'man' to 'woman' and one has
the greatest tribute to a life well lived. No, we will not see "her like" soon again. Except Shakespeare said it better than
I do. Love to all of you....Betty
We are very saddened to hear of the loss of your mom.
Please know that Tricia and I are praying for comfort and strength for you and your family.
Alan & Tricia Richardson
It was with great sorrow we learned of your dear mother's
death. Words can not tell you how much we will miss her. She was an extraordinary woman and we have many fond memories of
her. I will never forget how she drove her car...very fast..it was hysterical. Her conversations were always replete with
things about her family, her pride and joy. We will remember her with much love and gratitude.
To the family
East Louther Street will not be the
same. I am so grateful "Mrs. Hutchinson" was a part of my life while growing up. So many wonderful memories.
She was a such a caring and wise woman. I'll miss you Mary!
Tina Porto Chubb
Ginny, Tom and Family, My thoughts are with you
during this difficult time. Know that all of your friends are there for support.
Dennis and Diane Liebert
I was so sorry to read of Mary's passing.
She was a wonderful lady.
You and yours have my deepest sympathy and you are in my prayers.
Dear John and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the death
of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. John, I heard you speak of your mother, and want you to know
that your rememberances and thoughts were beautifully communicated.
I grew up on Louther Street and remember both your parents. They were wonderful people.
I moved from Louther Steet 53 years ago, but your Mother always remembered me and sent lovely notes when my parents and brother
died. I used to see her eating out quite frequently and she would always catch me up on the happenings on Louther Street.
I remember playing with Bertie. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am sorry I didn't get to speak to any of you at
the funeral. I did meet some of the grandchildren.
Shirley Arnold Calaman
Virginia,we have talked about our mothers often during
the many years we have known each other. Your mother was a wonderful woman and I believe she and my mother enjoyed meeting
in heaven. I know you cannot guard your heart from the deep loss you feel but, my wife Mijiza and I join you in celebrating
the beauty and loving longevity of the life your mother lived on earth and shared with her familiy and others who love her.
and Mijiza Geaither
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