March 22, 2020
Therese A. (Shaaber) Colamarino, 63, of New Freedom, York County, Pennsylvania, (formerly of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania), passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in West Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1956, she was the daughter of the late Paul N. and Betty K. (Troxel) Shaaber. She was a 1974 graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School and attended Reading Area Community College. She worked at the former Community General Hospital in Reading, in the Medical Records Department, as a transcriptionist. She met her beloved, Joseph Colamarino, Jr. on September 6, 1981. They fell in love and married the following year on September 4, 1982. Together they shared their fondness of rock music and dancing and traveled near and far to see many bands in concert. She also loved going to beaches, visiting Disney World and Manhattan with her family. Therese enjoyed learning about world history especially American Civil War history because of her ancestral involvement. She participated in re-enactments and educated school children on the subject. She was a former “First Corps” member of “The Friends of the National Park at Gettysburg”. She was an active member of her parish, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom, PA, serving as a sacristan and an adorer in the church’s Adoration Chapel. She enjoyed scrap-booking and bowling. She belonged to a ladies’ group and when she was able to attend, loved the dinners and activities that they had planned. While her children were growing up, she was very devoted to them and enjoyed attending their many academic, sports and social activities. Along with her husband, Therese is survived by her daughter Andrea E. Williams, her husband Lance, and precious grand-daughter, Fiona N. Yingling of Glen Rock, PA and her son, Christopher J. Colamarino and his fiancé’ Rebecca Briggs, both of Plano, Texas. She is also survived by a brother, Dennis P. Shaaber of Oley, PA, a sister-in-law Betty Shaaber, Oley, PA, niece Jessica (Shaaber) Kase, her husband Bill and their three sons of Wernersville, PA, and many cousins. Along with her parents, she was pre-deceased by her little daughter, Heather Lynn Domsic, who was nearly three years old at the time of her death in 1980, a brother, Stephen N. Shaaber, and a sister-in-law Nora Shaaber. A private family viewing and graveside service will take place this week. Unfortunately, due to health concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the family will be postponing Therese’s celebration of life service and will be making an announcement at a later date. The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at Hershey Medical Center and York Hospital for their wonderful care and kindness shown to Therese during her illness.
Therese A. (Shaaber) Colamarino, 63, of New Freedom, York County, Pennsylvania, (formerly of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania), passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in West Reading, Berks County,... View Obituary & Service Information
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