Jessie Tomlin McCurdy

Monday, June 29, 2020

Jessie Tomlin McCurdy of Middletown, Pa., passed on June 23, 2020, at the age of 98. She is a daughter in a family of 10 borne by Lucian and Pearl Tomlin of Arkansas, predeceased by Rene, her husband for 67 years; mother of eight children, Yolande, Anne Marie, Paul, Suzanne, Guy, Brigitte, John and Sarah; grandmother of 21; great-grandmother of 45.

During WW II she proudly served in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps and mustered out as a sergeant. Achieving her ambition as valedictorian of her high school class she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania College for Women now Chatham University. Her graciousness, charm and gentle spirit are a fruit of her faith in God lived out through the Roman Catholic Church, the Cursillo Movement and later in life as a Benedictine Oblate in the Lancaster Chapter of St. Meinrad Archabbey. Jessie also taught CCD.

Jessie volunteered at the Hummelstown Library, reading to residents at the Dauphin County Home and for decades visiting nursing homes. She was also a Cub Scout Leader with Pack 74, Hummelstown.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 29, at 10 a.m. in Seven Sorrows BVM Catholic Church, 280 Race Street, Middletown, with The Rev. Fr. Edward J. Keating as celebrant. Interment was in the Hummelstown Cemetery. Viewing was Monday from 9-10 a.m. in the church’s narthex.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, Pa., is handling the arrangements.