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Eris M. McCoy


Eris M. McCoy, 92, formerly of Middletown and Ft. Pierce, Fla., passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at The Meadows at Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Harrisburg.

She was born on May 27, 1925, in Hegins, Pa. to the late John E. and Fronie E. (Coleman) Huntsinger. Eris was the loving wife of the late Robert S. McCoy. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Patrick J. McCoy, and siblings, Ruth Borchert and Elvin, Jean and Ruben Huntsinger.

She was a 1946 graduate of Penn State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry. She met her husband, Bob, on a blind date, after he played in a football game at Pitt. They were married on February 16, 1946, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. She started working as a bank teller when her children were all of school age and later was an administrator in the health field and then in retail. Eris enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, watching football, listening to music, and bargain shopping. She loved and enjoyed time with her family. She was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown.

Surviving is a son, Robert M. McCoy of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Brown of Middletown; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and four nieces and one nephew.

A Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown.

Donations may be made to her church’s building fund, 121 N. Spring Street, Middletown, PA 17057.

Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory: 717-560-5100.