Carol A. Hetzel Obituary

Carol A. Hetzel, a longtime resident of Swarthmore and Ocean City, N.J., and a current resident of Riddle Village in Media since 2002, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018 at Riddle Memorial Hospital. She was 93.

Born in Ridley Park, she was the daughter of the late William Hetzel, Jr. and Edith Dixon Hetzel. Carol, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, was a kindergarten teacher, first in Swarthmore and then in Ridley Park for 31 years until her retirement.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore.  She maintained a home in Ocean City, N.J., and loved the shore and enjoyed living in the town. Carol was a golfing enthusiast, and belonged to the Springhaven Country Club and the Atlantic City Country Club. She also had a strong connection to Eagles Mere, Pa.

Carol is survived by her sister, Edith Dixon Morris; her five nieces, Joanne Engel (née Espenschade), Carol Frymire (née Espenschade), Ann Palmer (née Morris), Joan Theodorakos (née Morris), and Jill Johnson (née Morris); her nephew, John Espenschade, Jr.; and her many great-nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service on Saturday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 N. Chester Road, in Swarthmore, PA 19081.

Her burial will be in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made in Carol’s memory to Trinity Episcopal Church at the above address or to Maine Seacoast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 would be appreciated by her family.

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Arrangements are by the Griffith Funeral Chapel in Norwood, Pa.

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