Christine Peterson, 62, of Carlisle,
passed away Friday, September 9, 2011, at her home embraced by her family. She was born on August 31, 1949, in Meadville,
a daughter of Bobo and Dolores (Hoderny) Pruskowski.
Christine was a 1967 graduate of St. Agatha’s High School
in Meadville and graduated from Shippensburg University in Business Education. She was a homemaker with a passion and
talent in hand-painted woodcrafts and accessories, which can be found in homes across the country. Some of her other passions
were gardening, journaling, smooth jazz, cooking, coffee, and organizing. Her love of traveling has provided her with an appreciation
of beauty in places such as Emerald Isle, NC, the Adirondack Mountains, and the West Coast. Also, she loved going to shows
at Mt. Gretna Theatre and was an avid Hershey Bears hockey fan. Her greatest passion of all was spending time with her friends
and family, especially her grandchildren.
She was deeply devoted to her family and was preceded in death by her father,
Bobo Pruskowski, husband, Dwight R. Peterson and grandson, Landon R. Peterson.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey
R. Peterson (and his wife, Amy) of Mars and Zachary T. Peterson (and his wife, Renee) of Avon, Ohio; two grandchildren, Madelyn
and Carter Peterson of Mars; her companion, Bernie Campanella of Middletown; her sisters, Sandra Budzbanowski and Gladys McAlevy
of Meadville; her brother, Bud Pruskowski of Warren; her mother, Dolores (Hoderny) Pruskowski of Meadville; and several aunts,
uncles, nieces and nephews.
She is remembered for her radiant smile, her cheerful disposition, and her selfless generosity
and kindness. She took great pride and enjoyment in her meticulously manicured home, yard and gardens. Her slogan for life
was “Live, Laugh, Love”.
Visiting hours will be held at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover
St., Carlisle on Wednesday, September 14, from 3 to 6:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Memorial Service with the Rev. Keith
A. Searfoss officiating. There will be a Memorial Gathering at the Comfort Suites, 10 S. Hanover St. immediately after the
service for friends and family to share stories and celebrate her life. Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey
Hospice, 4660 Trindle Rd., Suite 204, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
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deepest sympathies to all of you. How blessed we all were to have her in our lives. She will always be in our hearts.
Love to all of you,
Bob and Diane DePhilip
She was the gentle smiling soul of our family who will be greatly missed.
Our love goes out to her family and to Bernie who was such a comforting force.
Much love to all and God Bless.
Don and Candy Prystaloski
Chris was a great friend and an inspiration to many of us in Carlisle.I
will remember her every time I look at her artwork sprinkling throughout my home. Her smile could light up a room.
Amy & John Towne
Chris' family and Bernie,
I will miss Chris a lot. She was always a well put together, upbeat, positive person. She
always seemed to have a smile on her face. She would light up when she talked about the trips she took with Bernie. And when
she talked about her boys and grand babies. She would give me advice with my boys when I needed. I am really going to miss
our group getting together for birthday and teas and talking about everything. Chris was loved by many.
Thinking of you at this sorrowful time and offering heartful sympathy for the loss of Christine
Chris and Kathy Mortorf
filling in as a local "grandmother" for our then elementary age daughter, or offering encouragement and decorating
suggestions for my office, we could count on Chris to bring herself fully into the moment at hand. Like a wondrous Cheshire
Cat without the riddles, we are left with her remarkable smile and grateful for the ways she touched our lives with her generous
kindness and beauty.
Rebekah Feeser, Greg Bear and Johanna
It is so hard to believe
that Chris is gone from us. She will
be truly missed but will live on in the wonderful memories we
have of this
You all have our deepest sympathy.
Dennis & Tina Chupka
are so sorry, but now she has no pain only joy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
our deepest sympathy.
Rich and Sue Ann Wisniewski
I think of Chris, the first thing that comes to mind
is her beautiful smile...I will always think of her that way...
so very sorry for your loss
world will seem a little less bright with the loss of this lovely lady.
Her love, positive attitude and zest for
life was truly an inspiration.
Memories of her will always bring a smile.
My deepest sympathy
Thoughts and prayers are with you Zac and Renee.
May you find peace.
have all lost a most precious treasure. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, a fantastic wife, the perfect daughter,
an amazing sister and extraordinary friend. Chris and I have been BFFs for over forty years, before anyone knew what a BFF
was. Chris was my most cherished friend beautiful both inside and out. The past few days I have been so sad until I realized
while I was crying, she was happy getting to know her precious first born grandson. Chris Peterson was the BEST!
"The souls of the just
are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them...they are at peace." (Wisdom 3: 1) We commend Chris into the
hand of the God who loves her and us all.
My sympathy and prayerful support. Blessings
Fr. Tom Hoderny
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
was a wonderful person. Her suffering is over.
Priscilla (Shaffer) Alspaugh
We are deeply saddened by the death of Chris, our long time friend.
memories of the years with Chris and Dwight are filled
with smiles and joy.Chris was a courageous and loving soul.
She will always be remembered.
Mary and Ed McCullah
N. Augusta, SC
Dear Jeff,Zack and family,
My prayers are with your
I loved your mom and she inspired me in so many ways.
We all will miss her greatly.
"Lord Jesus my prayer is that through this loss of this wonderful women that you will
draw this family into close relationship to You. You are the God of all and I pray comfort,peace, and Your wing of protection
over this family at this time of great grief. Draw this wonderful family unto Your self Lord for Your glory sake. In Jesus
precious name I pray..Amen
am so saddened to hear of the loss of Chris. I cared for your father when I worked for Odyssey hospice. I will never forget
your mother's strength, courage and grace during that difficult time. Her smile and laugh always brought warmth to the
room... my deepest sympathy Jeff and Zachary...
Debbie McGowan RN
I pray you will go on and live as Chris would have wanted you to and love one another as she did while
laughing in loving memory of her wonderful life.
Lois and Rich Lintelman
We were very sad to read of Christine's passing...
You are all very much in our thoughts and
prayers at this difficult time,
but take solace in the fact that Christine is in a wonderful place and at peace,
all our love,
Tom and Patty Peterson
will miss my dear cousin Chrisha. Our home is littered with the many beautiful crafts she made. Little do most know how close
we were. We spent many a fun weekend at Shippensburg in the 70's Woodstock years then as recent as last year. Jeff and
Zack you were her pride and joy. Bernie you were the shoulder she leaned on as she weakened in the end. Rest assured you'll
see her again in heaven.
Edward (Edziu) Wisniewski and Family
Zac, Renee & family you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Nicky & Pete Dorio
I am truly sorry for
May the Lord lift you up during this tough time.
May the times of love and laughter shared
stay in your hearts always.
Amy Maloney (Cleveland Clinic)
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Chis Peterson.She was a really
nice person with a great and pleasant outlook. I met Chris at the Duron paint store (Eberts) and she was always cheerful and
a great customer. She was always eager to discuss the good and not so good things that we had in common (mainly health issues).
This impressed me and she always gave good advice and had a great smile. I know that she will be greatly missed by not only
family and friends, but by the community also.
probably don't remember me but Chris and Dwight used to live next door to me and my late husband John. So sorry to hear
of Chris's passing. Please accept my condolences. Chris was so special and had so much courage. I'm so glad that I
got to see her and Jeff a couple of years ago when she came to Burkburnett. May God bless you and your family in this time
of grief. May He provide you with the peace that passes all understanding.
Jo Nunn Harvey
Zac and Renee,
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult
We are sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort.
Ben and Laura Paulus
Words cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Chris.
She was the sweetest person I have known. She was such a good friend to me in Texas. She certainly had her share of misfortunes.
She was in touch and we were going to get together last year while they were at Emerald Isle. At the last minute she
changed her mind saying that she wanted to spend the entire week with her family. Now I can only assume she knew her time
was limited. I did not know about any current problems. I knew she had beat breast cancer.
I am so glad that she
found a companion in Bernie. She seemed to be happy and at peace with him. Of course, Dwight was the light of her life. We
so enjoyed them both. We have many fond memories of the old neighborhood.
I also remember how sweet your mother
is. She wallpapered our entry way for us. We just kept giving her coffee and she kept on working!!
and prayers are with you and your family. I hope the boys are holding up. I did not realize that your family was so big.
What a Beautiful Soul, I
was very honored to know Christine!!
May all of you find strength in the Lord to guide you,
with Deepest Sympathy!
I don't view Facebook that often. I saw your post, and I am so sorry for your
Chris was a beautiful and caring woman and always made me feel comfortable and welcome
in your family. For
that I will be forever greatful. You and you family and Chris's family
will be in my prayers the coming days, asking
God for comfort, strength and courage.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Zac and Renee,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,
so sorry for your loss.
You are all in my thoughts.
Chris was one-of-a-kind and I will always remember her as my best
sweet sister...I love you always and forever...glady
I am sorry to hear of Christine's passing.
I had the good fortune to attend school with her
for four years.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bill Hoke, Canton NC
I'm so sorry Jeff and Zack. Aunt Chris was an amazing person and
I will miss her so much. I love you guys.
I was very blessed to have known you. I will miss your smile and infectious
All who knew you LOVED YOU, I am so fortunate to have been one of the many.
GOD BLESS you Chris, our
prayers are with you forever.
I just learned of
Chris' death and I am so sorry! I babysat Jeff from the moment he was born (and pretended he was mine!) and have always
kept in touch with Chris over the years.
She will be missed.
Laura DeGreve Potter
Zac, I was deeply saddened to hear about your mom's death, she was truly the
mother I never had. I only wish I had known sooner and before her passing. I am thinking about. You and I pray time has helped
ease you pain. I'll always remember what a beautiful person she was.
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