Mary Ann (Mesaris) Shertzer, of Lebanon passed away peacefully Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Carolyn’s House Hospice. She is survived by her loving husband Larry, also known as Henry to those closest to them, to whom she was married 51 years this past November.
Born in Pittston, PA, May 1, 1948 to the late Francis and Julia (Cukauskas) Mesaris, and the youngest sibling of big brothers Francis and Richard
Mary Ann was a 1966 graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School in Pittston, PA excelling in the business classes, and never missing a single day of school in 12 years, a feat she never let her sons forget growing up. She had many jobs over the years, primarily as a supervisor for ABF Freight, various secretary and customer service representative, and even a lunch monitor at a local elementary school.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Brian, husband of Rachel of Annville, and Mark, husband of Bertha of Hawaii, as well has her two grandsons, Doyle and Cole, both of Annville. Also a brother Francis of Duryea, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother Richard Mesaris of North Carolina.
Next to her grandsons, one of Mary Ann’s biggest joys, was that she loved to cruise, from the coast of Maine to the Southern Caribbean, she loved to be out at sea. Sometimes taking two or three cruises a year. In more recent years, She also learned to enjoy RVing, as her and Larry spent their retirement years traveling around the United States, even volunteering as a state park worker for a year until eventually settling down in southern Texas for several years. She also loved Neil Diamond, NASCAR, the Miami Dolphins, and the LA Dodgers. She could be found Sunday afternoons glued to the tv, or in years past at one of a half dozen race tracks she visited, cheering her drivers on.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Carolyn’s House Hospice, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 North Ramona Rd, Myerstown, PA 17067 in Mary Ann’s name.
Per her wishes, there will be no services at this time.