Vondelle Marie Davare, 74, of Etters, passed away in the early hours of Monday, November 6, 2023 at Penn State Holy Spirit Medical Center, Camp Hill. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Helen (Baliker) Weimer, born on October 5, 1949 in Morgantown, WV.
Born and raised in West Viriginia, Von was a 1967 graduate of Morgantown High School. She would meet a young man named Dave Davare and the two would make an instant connection and marry a year after dating. With Dave enlisted in the Air Force, the two would travel the globe, living for a time in Italy, Montana and then Western Pennsylvania before settling in Etters in the early 1990s.
Von spent time working as a kennel tech at VCA West Shore Animal Hospital and then on the food services staff at Fishing Creek Elementary School, West Shore School District. She would work several other clerical jobs in between but always made time to care for her aging mother and aunt, and raise her children.
Von was an avid reader all her life – mystery novels were her favorite – and she was also active with the Friends of the Red Land Library, Etters. She was raised Catholic and exemplified her Christian values in the way she treated others; especially in the way she cared for her family. She loved her husband and her boys, and in recent years, she looked forward to Sunday morning Skype calls with her grandchildren in Arizona. She and Dave enjoyed traveling, and Von always loved trips to the seashore. She will be especially missed by several lifelong and longtime friends whom she loved dearly.
Surviving is her husband of 54 years, David William Davare; her sons, David W. Davare Jr. of Etters and M. Anthony Davare (wife, Dafney) of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Romi and Ryker, also of Tucson, AZ; a brother-in-law, Mark Davare of South Park; and a niece, Ashley Davare of Pittsburgh.
In accordance with Von’s wishes, there will be no public viewing or services. Inurnment will take place at a future date in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Von’s name to either: York County SPCA, 3159 North Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406, or Red Land Community Library, 70 Newberry Commons, Goldsboro, PA 17319.