The Daily Item
BROWNSTOWN — Ali Maria Fausnaught, 19, of Brownstown, passed away unexpectedly in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
She was born in Lancaster, on Sept. 16, 1993, and was a loving daughter of Donald I. D.M.D. and Tara (Ruoff) Fausnaught and amazing sister to Zachary Fausnaught. She was truly the spirit of the family.
Ali graduated from Conestoga Valley High School in 2012, was a star on the Conestoga Valley tennis team, an officer for the Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA), a member of the Interact Club, a CV Scholar Athlete and a member of the homecoming court.
She attended The University of South Carolina and was on the Dean’s List. She was a current student at West Chester University. At West Chester, Ali was an aspiring speech pathologist and a psychology major.
She grew up attending Zion Lutheran Church of Leola and was a volunteer at Corner of Hope, the church’s clothing bank in Leola.
Ali was so full of life. She was social and vibrant, and known for her contagious laugh. She loved hanging with her family and friends, shopping, visiting the beach, baking, eating ice cream, and was known as a “foodie.” Her smile will be unforgettable.
Ali’s favorite Bible verse was Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Surviving, in addition to her parents and brother, are loving maternal grandparents, Maria, wife of David Ruoff, of Wyomissing, paternal grandmother, Mildred Fausnaught, of Danville, and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and her boyfriend.
Ali was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Harry Fausnaught and a cousin Emma Rae.
Ali’s Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, with The Rev. Newell Embley III officiating.
A private interment will be in Trumbauer Memorial Cemetery, Leola.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ali’s memory to the Corner of Hope, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, PA 17540; or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
To send the Fausnaught’s online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements are by the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory.