2010-12-02 / Front Page

Fatal Crash Claims One

Elizabeth Nahory remembered for her smile, love of animals
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

A Burnt Cabins woman remembered by co-workers, friends and neighbors for her passion for animals and willingness to help others died after a two-vehicle crash Thanksgiving Day.

Elizabeth Bedford Wagner Nahory was pronounced dead at approximately 4:15 p.m. on November 25 having suffered blunt force trauma during the collision along Great Cove Road, Fulton County Coroner Berley Souders reported.

Nahory and her St. Bernard, Abby, were travelling south near the intersection of Breezy Point Road when her 2006 Jeep Wrangler crossed into the oncoming lane at 12:55 p.m. for unknown reasons. Investigating officer Trooper George Carper of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in McConnellsburg said that the front of Nahory’s Jeep collided head-on with a 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by McConnellsburg resident Larry Franco.

Following the impact, Nahory’s disabled Jeep spun onto the berm facing southbound. Franco’s tractor-trailer, which was also disabled as a result of the damage, came to a rest straddling the centerline of Great Cove Road.

Both drivers were using seat belts when the crash occurred in Dublin Township. The extent of the damage to Nahory’s vehicle required her to be extricated. Meanwhile, Franco, 40, suffered minor injuries.

Following the accident, Nahory, a lieutenant at the Riva Volunteer Fire Co., in Anne Arundel County, Md., was characterized by company officials as being a “dedicated public servant.” She joined the company in August 1993.

A northern Fulton County resident for nearly eight years, Nahory was also memorialized online by neighbors Brad and Torrie Mellott of Burnt Cabins as having a warm heart and being full of life.

“She (Elizabeth) travelled a lot and met a lot of people,” recalled the Mellotts. We always enjoyed listening to her trips and reading the postcards she sent us ... . All we can say is that she was the best neighbor we could have. We were there for each other when needed, and we thank God she was a part of our lives. We are truly blessed to have known her, and she filled our lives with the warmth of her smile.”

Another Burnt Cabins resident and friend stated, “Elizabeth taught me how to smile and say, ‘It’s all good’ even in times where I really didn’t want to. Her smile will be dearly missed. Her kindness is beyond description.”

Those wishing to send memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may do so in Nahory’s name to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741 or at www.bestfriends.org or to the Elizabeth Nahory Memorial Fund to benefit the Anne Arundel Fire Department c/o AACEFCU, P.O. Box 1385, Millersville, Md. 21108.

Nahory’s obituary can be found on page B3 of the “News.”

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