Wake & Funeral for Alyssa Schlosser

Wake & Funeral for Alyssa Schlosser

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Monday, July 24 at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St, Stroudsburg. The funeral service will begin at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 25, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1501 Trinity Court, Stroudsburg. Interment is in our hometown of Clarks Summit, at the Clarks Green Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Clarks Green PA.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (Stroudsburg), St Herman’s of Alaska (133 W Broad St, Reading, PA 19607), or Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster, PA.

Alyssa Schlosser, age 36, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Lancaster, PA after a 15 year struggle with complications from a brain tumor. Alyssa was born in Morristown, NJ and moved to Clarks Summit, PA for her middle and high school years. She was incredibly active with extra curricular activities in high school: Students Against Drunk Driving, rifle team, drama club, but most importantly the marching band. Leading the band as drum major, instructing during band camp, counseling the younger band members- Alyssa honed her compassion and drive that had been incubating all her childhood. In a fateful freshman marching error, she turned right instead of left, and ran into the young man who would become her husband years later.

Growing her innate skills of caring and patience, Alyssa studied Special Education at Penn State, graduating in 2002. She would later teach several severely handicapped student classrooms in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. In between teaching jobs, Alyssa developed her maternal instincts with infants and toddlers in several early childhood education centers. Raising children, in a caring, spiritual manner was her lifelong goal and practiced till her last day. 

Alyssa and Andrew married in 2004 and began an incredible journey together that led to many places and experiences and were filled with many emotions. More than anything, she enjoyed being with her family. She included many in her “family,” including neighbors down the street, cleaning staff at the hospital, and residents she would meet while taking her dog on therapy dog visitations. She presented a sense of calm and genuine interest in nearly every interaction with everyone she met. Alyssa was never in a rush.

In turn, Alyssa was receptive to trying just about anything. This openness taught her how to quilt and knit with which she then made gifts for her family members. Riding a customized “bicycle built for two” gave her a fun song to sing, a perfect invitation to talk to many strangers, and a ride through the park for burritos and ice cream. Even driving across the country and camping in single digit temperatures seemed like a good idea worth trying.

As the long term effects of the brain tumor developed, Alyssa was increasingly challenged from many angles. Come what may, each day she patiently endured, with a smile, kind word, and witty story for anyone that would listen about shoes stuck in elevators, earwigs, or who is best suited to play miniature golf. Never once was there a fit of rage or sharp tongue; instead, a patient, persistent resolve of her guiding lights- family, compassion, her faith.

She is eternally grateful to her family and friends which made her journey so treasured and colorful; the medical staff that enabled her to prosper; her faith and churches that fueled her calmness and resolve.

She is survived by her husband Andrew (Lancaster PA), parents Arthur and Alexa (Stroudsburg PA), brother Nicholas (Seattle WA), and grandmother Athena Colombaris (Stroudsburg PA).

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