Grada “Ada” den Hartog of Newville left this world Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.

Born in the Netherlands on Sept. 27, 1929, she was the oldest daughter of the late Gerard J. Hofman and Bertha van Laar.

She is survived by two sons and one grandson, Dick den Hartog and his companion, Bert Kwerreveld of the Netherlands, and Gerard J. den Hartog and his wife, Deidre, of Chambersburg and their son, John den Hartog, who has been her pride and joy.

Mrs. den Hartog was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Geurt den Hartog, who passed in 2008. Also by her brother, Ed Hofman, and her two sisters, Betsy Bros and Coby den Hartog.

The den Hartog’s immigrated from the Netherlands to the U.S. in 1977.

Ada was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Newville, where she served as deacon. She was a member of the Naomi, later Ruth Circle. She also was a member of Franklin County Farm Women, group I.

On Mondays, she loved to help with bingo in Manor and Swain. Ada enjoyed playing the piano, reading, knitting, sewing, walking, etc. Her dream of becoming a teacher never came true, due to the early death of her mother. She was a loving, caring mother and Oma and a loyal friend.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville, with Rev. Vernon Gauthier officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday in the church.

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Presbyterian Church, or the American Heart Association.

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