Donald Richard Tshudy, 89, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Hospice and Community Care in Lancaster, PA with his family by his side in his final days. He was married to the former Betty Anne Lundy, daughter of the late Mary “Mae” Banton Lundy of Mountain City, TN for 61 years. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Isaac Snyder Tshudy and Emma Mildred Smaling Tshudy.
Don received his bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. A lifelong learner, he never wavered from his passion for furthering his education. He worked as a Chemical Engineer and in other capacities at RCA, General Electric, Burle Industries and Phillips North America. He worked in product development and holds a patent in his name. He was a student of history and loved to share his knowledge as a tour guide on trips through Hershey, Gettysburg, Lancaster City, the Amish Country, and the city of Philadelphia. He also earned his Real Estate license and became a Master Gardener.
Don was fascinated by family genealogy and extensively researched and documented his family’s history. Don and his wife enjoyed traveling and counted some of their favorite destinations as his wife’s hometown of Mountain City, TN, western North Carolina, Europe, and San Francisco, CA where he ran across the Golden Gate Bridge. He was an avid baseball fan and spent many years coaching Little League baseball. Don enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially on Saturdays when he often took them downtown in Lancaster city. He was also an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 20 years.
In addition to his wife Betty, Don is survived by his two daughters Lisa Anne Tshudy, Lancaster, Victoria Leigh Garner (Ray, Jr.), Leola, his son Douglas Scott Tshudy (Doris Sanchez), Lancaster, grandchildren Ray Eugene Garner III, Zachary Donald Garner, Lindsay Leigh Garner, Isaac Benjamin Tshudy (married to Leah Lael Burns on October 18, 2020), and Isaiah Stephen Tshudy. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother Robert L. Tshudy and his sister Thelma E. Tshudy.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster PA 17601.Please visit Don’s Memorial Page.