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Jacqueline G. Bylsma

December 5, 1946 February 11, 2017
Jacqueline G. Bylsma
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Obituary for Jacqueline G. Bylsma

Jacqueline G. Bylsma, 70, 771 Barlow Drive, Gettysburg, PA died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Gettysburg Hospital.
She was born December 5, 1946 in Queens, NY the daughter of the late John F. and Catherine Ryan Gunner. Jacqueline is survived by her husband, John T. Bylsma.
Dr. Bylsma was a graduate of Marywood College, Scranton, PA, earned a Master’s Degree from American University, Washington, DC, and another Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. For 30 years, Jacqueline was employed as an English and Special Education Teacher in the Montgomery County School System. Following that she was the Principal at Katherine Thomas School for children with Special Needs in Rockville, MD for 5 years. After the family moved to the Gettysburg area, Dr. Bylsma was an Educational Advisor at Gettysburg College for 8 years while also serving as a volunteer for SpiriTrust Hospice. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, boating and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, Dr. Bylsma is survived by two children; Jessica Behera and her husband Shiva of Arlington, VA, Jake Bylsma of Coeur D’Alene, ID, a granddaughter, Adeline Sluger of Fairfield, PA, a brother, John Gunner and a sister, Jeanne Gunner. She was predeceased by two sons, Rein Patrick Bylsma, infant, and Jed Ryan Bylsma.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Salvation Army at salvationarmy.org.

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Friday

17

Feb

2:00 PM 2/17/2017 2:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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