Debora Elizabeth Piper 1959~2021


Mrs. Debora Elizabeth (Robinson) Artz Piper, 61, of Greencastle, PA, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, February 19, 2021. She passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Debora Elizabeth Piper
Debora Elizabeth Piper

Born March 9, 1959 in Biloxi, MS, she was the daughter of the James Andrew Robinson and the late Nancy E. (Piper) Robinson of Hagerstown, MD.

She and her husband, Mr. Carl Edward Piper, were married February 22, 2005 in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

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She was employed at the Williamsport Post Office in Williamsport, MD and wanted to express her many thanks for the caring and support she received from all her coworkers during this time.

Mrs. Piper was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport. She also was a member of the Waynesboro, PA American Legion and Eagles, Club, Inc., Waynesboro. She graduated from Waynesboro Senior High School in 1977 and attended Hagerstown Community College.

She enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, canning, loving the ocean and the mountains and taking in the warmth of an early summer sunshine.

She never hesitated to undergo any sacrifices for her husband, family and friends. Though of a warm-hearted and compassionate nature, she was firm in her friendships and ever ready with the words or acts of sympathy. Hypocrisy found no place in her life. To those she professed friendship, they felt they had a friend who would not desert them. Delightful and cheerful, the clouds that would so often come over her sunny disposition; were like the clouds that bring the summer showers: quick to come and go, leaving the sunshine all the brighter.

In addition to her father and husband, she is survived by three daughters, Ayesha (Artz) Huntzberry and her husband, Troy of Smithsburg, MD, Megan Artz of Hagerstown, MD and Tonya (Piper) Barbour and her husband, Steve of New Cumberland, PA; five grandchildren, Faith, Landon and Logan Huntzberry, Caden and Annika Barbour; one sister, Elaine (Robinson) Johnston and her husband, Greg of Hagerstown; two nephews, Nate Johnston and his wife, Rachel of Arnold, MD and Matt Johnston and his fiancé, Kim of Baltimore, MD.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Janel Robinson in 2009 and daughter, Saranda Artz in 1983.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD with the Rev. Mark A. Sandell officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society online here or SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Arrangements are by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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