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Deborah Ann Chernick (Lewandowski)

Deborah Ann (Lewandowski) Chernick of Holland, PA died on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the age of 70. Born in Canandaigua, NY on May 30, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Stanley J. Lewandowski and Faith Deborah (Sterling) Lewandowski.

On graduation from Canandaigua Academy in June of 1970, she joined the U.S. Navy and was trained as a Nurse. She worked at military hospitals in Southern California for three years. Leaving the military, she became a Registered Nurse and worked at hospitals in the Los Angeles area for decades. She met and married Kenneth Rich, Sr. and raised a son Kenneth Rich, Jr. Her marriage ended in divorce.

She met and married her loving husband the late Michael R. Chernick and moved with him to Holland, PA where he worked. Deborah is survived by her children Kenneth Rich, Jr., Nicholas A. Chernick of Columbus, OH and Daniel S. Chernick of Holland, PA; and by her brother Stephen S. Lewandowski of Canandaigua, NY.

Deborah loved to travel, taking her family on trips all over America, including one from Los Angeles to Indianapolis and back. She was an avid reader, a fervent quilter and constantly at work on projects. She loved trivia and watching Jeopardy was one of her favorite pastimes. She loved listening to country, folk and classic rock music. She supported community projects such as schools and libraries.

Deborah’s family will receive relatives and friends on January 9, 2023 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940. A graveside service will begin at 11:00am, so please arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the World Literacy Foundation at https://worldliteracyfoundation.org/donate/ or the Free Library of Northampton Township at https://www.northamptontownshiplibrary.org/support-our-library/#Donate

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  • Interment with Military Honors

    Monday, January 9th, 2023
    10:45 AM

    Washington Crossing National Cemetery
    830 Highland Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

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