May 8, 1947 - July 10, 2018

Mechanicsburg, PA

Ellen (Shlien) Delson, age 71, of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg.

Ellen was born in Middletown, CT on May 8, 1947 to the late Herman and Henrietta (Goldstein) Shlien.

Ellen had a true love for her husband, Robert. They recently celebrated 49 years of marriage on June 1st.

She loved watching baseball and women's basketball games. Her favorite teams were the NY Mets, Boston Red Sox and Yukon Huskies. Ellen and her husband Robert served as host parents to several baseball players including Jorge Cantu. They have followed Jorge through his baseball journey beginning at the early age of 16 in the Hudson Valley.

Ellen and Robert lived in West Palm Beach for nine years where she enjoyed cooking, going to the theater, dining out and playing Mahjong. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her husband, dear family friends, Karen, Bill and their dog, Bailey Rae, and her beloved dogs, Brandy and Bagel.

Ellen is survived by her loving husband, Robert and extended family, Karen and Bill Heeter of Mechanicsburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Marvin Shlien.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., TODAY, Friday, July 13 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, PA. There will be visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Mount Holly Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ellen's name to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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