Debra J. Urich, 63 years old, of Newport, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in the Harrisburg Hospital. She was born April 1, 1952 to Janet (Himes) Sheaffer and the late Foster J. Sheaffer. Deb served as a leader and manager for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania (UCP) for an illustrious 30 year career. She was a member of the Incarnation United Church of Christ where she was a former organist.She was a graduate of Newport High School Class of 1970 and Messiah College. She was a piano teacher to many people but her greatest joy was being with her family.
Deb is survived by her mother, Janet H. Sheaffer of Newport; brother, Owen R. Sheaffer of Elliottsburg; half brother, Foster Sheaffer of New Bloomfield; her dog, Sandy and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce M. Henry.
Services will be held on Friday at the Newport Family Life Center, 27 West Shortcut Road, Newport with a visitation from 9 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with the Reverend Jan Custer officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Debra are suggested to Incarnation UCC, PO Box 68, Newport, Pa. 17074 or American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 103, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.