Donna A. Soskin

Donna A. Soskin

Sunday, April 5th, 1942 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Donna Arlene Soskin (Snyder), 78, of Darnestown, Maryland, passed away on September 24, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Donna was born on April 5, 1942 in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest child of William Henry Snyder II and Miriam Kathleen Snyder (Atkins).

Donna graduated from the York Hospital School of Nursing in 1963 and Johns Hopkins University in 1969 with a B.S. in Nursing. Donna is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donald Soskin, two children, Carol Mayer and Douglas Soskin, son-in-law Christopher Mayer and daughter-in-law Heather Soskin, and grandchildren Calvin Mayer, Charlotte Mayer, Ryan Soskin and Paige Soskin. She is predeceased by her parents and sister Evelyn Kay Lloyd.

Donna was a hospital nurse, stay at home mother, insurance underwriter, and home health and hospice nurse. She also was a community volunteer who cooked and distributed meals to the needy. After retiring, Donna enjoyed spending time with her 4 grandchildren, gardening, baking, and camping. Donna was a master gardener who cultivated a variety of fruits and vegetables in her large garden.

Private services will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation., 5526 West 13400 South #310, Herman, UT 84096
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Kathleen Mayer

Posted at 08:05am

We shared a special bond. Our firstborn children married, and we shared two beautiful grandchildren. When I think back to all the recitals, holidays, and birthdays, I remember how happy the grandchildren were to have all four of us there. These were special memories that we will cherish. We loved her and will miss her.
Kathleen and Bill Mayer

Anne Woodhouse

Posted at 08:19am
Dear Carol and Mayer Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Donna. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Anne Woodhouse

Rene Roach

Posted at 10:37am
My condolences to Donna's family and friends. I have been a friend of her daughter Carol for about 20 years now. Donna was such a great mother and such a warm person. She was definitely a fighter and a true pioneer. I know she did a trial at Hopkins and was one of the responders of that trial. I am sure the knowledge that Hopkins and other researchers gained from her participating in this trial will further help them develop a cure for this terrible disease.

Ginny Withers

Posted at 03:37pm
Sincere sympathy to Donna's family.I went to RLHS and YHSN with Donna. Sincerely,Ginny Marsteller Withers

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