Doris Metzler

Obituary of Doris Metzler

Doris L. Metzler, age 98, formerly of Youngstown, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Carol`s Rest Home in Bedford, PA.

She was born on March 22, 1918, in Alum Bank, PA, the daughter of the late Roy A. and Midge (Walker) Mock. After Doris graduated from the Pleasantville High School in 1935, she went to Lock Haven Teachers College to become a teacher and then she taught in the one room school house in the rural area of Alum Bank, PA. In August of 1941, she married Daniel Metzler in Winchester, Va., and after his discharge from the Navy, they moved in 1945 to Youngstown and built their home and had two children. In 1976, Daniel was retired and they started to spend their winters in Crescent, Florida. In 1982, they sold their home in Youngstown and moved back to Alum Bank but continued spending winters in Florida. Mrs. Metzler belonged to St. Bernard RC Church in Youngstown and belonged to the homemakers club and was an assistant leader of the Girl Scouts, Brownies and Cub Scouts. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and canning from their garden, and she especially enjoyed visits from her family in PA. In Alum Bank she belonged to St. John`s Baptist Church in New Baltimore. She also belonged to the Rosary Altar Society at St. Bernard Church.

At the age of 91, Mrs. Metzler traveled to New York to attend her friend’s 80th surprise birthday party at the Niagara Falls Country Club. She had not seen her friend in 14 years. Doris will be missed by all who knew her.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, in 1995, ending a marriage of 54 years. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Deborah in 1975 and her son, Timothy in 1999; and her brothers, Arden W., Jay W., Glenn R., and Curtis P. “Red” Mock. She is survived by sisters, Phyllis Jeanne Folk and Ferne Marcelle Shaffer both of Alum Bank, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 4, at 11:00 am in HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston with the Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma officiating. There will be no prior visitation. Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria.