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Donna Lucidi

January 26, 2022


Donna J. Lucidi

Educator, volunteer, Founder of the Lancaster Co. Red Rose Quilters Guild

Donna J. Lucidi passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in Lititz, PA. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Nicholas A Lucidi and Jean E Bauer Lucidi.

Donna was a loving mother to her two daughters, Kate & Lia Nachwostach of Michigan. She is survived by granddaughter Corley and Margot. her sisters Kathryn (Ed) Boron and Joann (Gary) Oglenski, and her brother Nicholas (Jocelyn) Lucidi.

Donna's childhood was spent in Pittsburgh, but after completing her BS in Family and Consumer Science at Indiana University of PA, she moved to Ebensburg, Cambria Co for her first teaching position. She later relocated to Lancaster Co. PA where she worked as an Extension Agent and taught for 19 years. She always enjoyed the quiet lifestyle of small-town living, hence living in Lititz and Ephrata, and tor a while in the Asheville area of NC.

An avid gardener, she also enjoyed hiking, sewing, needle arts, furniture refinishing, decorating & baking. She was an accomplished quilter, inspired by her many stitching friends. She was always involved in "another" project!

Upon moving to Lancaster for a position as a 4-H agent with PSU, she was unable to find a quilt group in the county. So in 1984, she started a small quilt club, which, with the help of other quilt-crazy women, started the Red Rose Quilt Guild of Lancaster Co. Currently (2018) the group is 100 + members strong. Donna felt blessed by the friendships she shared with so many of these women!

She was a member of the Calvary Church, and the associated Study and Share Bible Study women's group. She volunteered at Highland Presbyterian, as a member of their Highland Quilt Group. Always an educator, she volunteered as a tutor for children at the Christ Home in Paradise. And, being the mom of a color guard child at Warwick, she sewed flags and costumes as she and many other moms stitched the seasonal flags and costumes!

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Christian Organization World Vision, P.O Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98062 1800-777-5777

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