Dawn M. Monroe, 48, of Carlisle, died Friday,
August 19, 2011, at her home with family by her side. She was born on Tuesday, June 25, 1963, in Harrisburg, a daughter
of Donald A. Hoffman of Mechanicsburg and Elizabeth "Sue" (Webb) Chaplinski of Carlisle.
Dawn attended Carlisle High School and later on earned her GED.
She had been employed for 20 years with West Shore Printing, Mechanicsburg. Dawn enjoyed fishing with her husband along
the Susquehanna River. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of
28 years, Stephen R. Monroe, one son, Anthony W. (and his fiancé, Amber Martin) Monroe of Carlisle, one daughter, Taylor
N. Monroe at home, two sisters; Lisa Earnest of Mechanicsburg and Kristy Jo Martson of Boiling Springs, her step-father, Terry
Lee Chaplinski of Carlisle, two step-brothers; Nathan Chaplinski of Carlisle and Brian Chaplinski of Harrisburg, one step-sister,
Yvonne Ruby of Boiling Springs, one grandson, Andrew S. Monroe and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
August 27, 2011, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, with Rev. Dwight D. Schlaline officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family with
the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 100, Harrisburg,
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To my cousin, who awaits us in the sky.
We know many of loved ones do not have a dry eye.
miss you as you leave this earthly land.
We know Dear that you are in grander hands.
For I know, I have
a vision so clear
that family on the other side is hugging you near.
Your pap, your nanna, your cousin,
your aunt, my brother,
ooooo and so many more.
I wish we could see eternity
so our hearts and
minds could see
the grand reunion that is in store for you.
Our hearts selfishly want to keep you here...
Dear Lord, Dear Dawn....
we shall see you every day with the rise of the sun..a new Dawn.
Your favorite spot, the
ocean, is where we see the biggest sun rise
because it shows on the horizon...a new dawn...
were named appropriately after lifes miracle.
A new day, a new Dawn...everytime we hear those words..
bittersweetly think of you...
red hair like the flaming of the sun,
fighting spirit like a storm at see...
how did your parents know when they first gave you a name
that you would forever remind us of HOPE
a new day that starts at Dawn...
We will miss you...so many will smile at your arrival on the other side...
to your family, friends, let them gather together to lift each other up.
All my love and care,
Sue and family,
I am sorry to hear of Dawn's passing.
I knew her through
my niece Lisa at West Shore Printing.
May you find comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering but at peace.
God bless you all.
JoAnn Blass MacDonald
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Dawn a while ago,
she was a wonderful
May god bless you through this hard time.
At this time of deep and very personal sadness, please know that caring thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are
with you and your families.
(keep the faith)
Frances and Bob Shuler and Family
Betsy, as I called you in High School,
So sorry for the loss of your
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless all of you.
the Dear Lord to comfort you all at this sad time. Be open to his love.
Laura Steckler(Betsy's mom)
I was saddened to read of your
mom's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hold tight to the many wonderful memories you have
of your mom.
They will bring you peace and comfort.
Sue & Family,
We were so
sorry to hear about your daughter's death.
Although we did not know your daughter,we know first-hand
hard it is on you and your family to outlive your child.
Again, our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Shirley & Clair Stum
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