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Elizabeth Frola

Elizabeth H. Frola (Sherbine)

Saturday, February 22nd, 1947 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Elizabeth (Sherbine) Frola LTC USAR (Ret), 73, of Harrisburg, formerly of Hershey, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at home.

She was born on February 22, 1947, in McKeesport, PA, and grew up in West Middlesex, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Considine) Sherbine.

Beth was a graduate of West Middlesex High School. She obtained her Nursing Diploma from St. Francis Hospital in New Castle, PA; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO: and her Master of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. She served on active duty at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, CO, during the Vietnam War. Beth then joined the Army Reserve and with her active duty time served a total of 27 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Her reserve unit, the 316th Station Hospital was mobilized during Desert Storm, and she served with them in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia. Beth worked at The Milton S. Hershey Medial Center in Nursing Education for 33 years until retirement after her marriage to Jerry Frola in 2005.

She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey where she was a Lector, an Extra-ordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a member of the Parish Nurse Ministry which she helped organize in 1997, and a member of the Consolation/Bereavement Ministry. Beth was also a Cursillista. In her retirement she volunteered with Vision Resources of PA to read for the blind, and she also volunteered with the Visiting Nurse Association to give flu shots during the flu season.

Beth was a faith-filled person and dedicated Catholic who liked people and kept in touch with many friends. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She loved to travel and was able with her husband to visit over 19 foreign countries and nearly all of the 50 states

Beth is survived by her husband, Jerry; step-sons, Edward (Gail) and Michael (Melanie) both of Virginia; step-grandchildren, Matthew, Diane, Kyra and Nicholas; brother, Joseph (Darlene) Sherbine of Sharpsville, PA; nephews, Douglas and Scott Sherbine; and sister-in-law, Christine Sherbine of New York.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Sherbine.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at noon in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA.

For those unable to attend in person, the mass will be live streamed. To view the live stream, go to the parish web site: and click on LIVE STREAM at the top of the page.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the “Heart of the Parish Fund”, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033; or to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, PO Box 4469, Washington, DC 20017 (

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beth’s long-time nurse friends and Hospice of Central Pennsylvania for their support during the last few months.

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    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, August 1st, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church
    359 West Areba Avenue
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    To view the live stream, go to the parish web site: and click on LIVE STREAM at the top of the page.
    The Rev. Fr. Alfred P. Sceski
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    116 South Oak Grove Road
    HARRISBURG, PA 17112
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Michelle J Nickolaus

Posted at 10:16pm
Dear Jerry:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember Beth’s cheerful smile and calm demeanor. She was one of the first educators I met when I was a beginning nurse and had such a gentle way about her. Also in knowing her at church at St. Joan of Arc she was so dedicated to our church and I know when she married you I saw such joy in her life. I am thankful that I got to know her even if only for a brief time.

Love and prayers,
Michelle, Kevin, Matthew and John Nickolaus

Don & Susan Robison

Posted at 08:49am
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Beth made a huge impact on many people's lives and she will forever remain in our hearts . With love and prayers.
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Linda Manis

Posted at 12:16pm
Dear Jerry, Our hearts are broken to hear of our Beth's passing, but rejoice that the suffering has ended. We know how much you loved and cared for her and are better because our paths crossed. We loved that you found us again in NC and TN and were able to spent more time, together. Our Prayer is for Comfort and Healing and a Peace that Passes All Understanding. Always, Linda and David Manis

Thomas Kilcoyne

Posted at 11:18am
To Jerry and the rest of Beth's family,
We wish to share our condolences for your loss of Beth. She was a wonderful person, devote Catholic, and credit to her country, profession, parish, and family. She will be greatly missed by many. She braved a fierce illness and is now at peace. We will keep Beth and all of you in our prayers.

Tom & Beth Kilcoyne of Hummelstown

Linda M. Woodin, MSN, CRNP

Posted at 11:09am
I worked with Beth at Hershey Medical Center for several years. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met, and helped me to integrate into the Medical Center community in my early days there. Somehow I managed to connect with Beth after her retirement and was not surprised to hear of her many volunteer activities and kindnesses she was extending to a whole new group of people. I am so sorry to see this news. The world has lost a very special person. My deepest sympathies to her family.

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