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William Casper

 

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William J. Casper, 91, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 22, at the Hospice of Central PA Residence, Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg. 

 

 He was born on February 23, 1923 in Mahanoy City, and was the son of the late Joseph and Emily Swartz Casper. 

 

 William retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot; he was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; he enjoyed working on cars and other things around the house; and he also enjoyed hunting and his dogs, especially Mitzi.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Ann Kauffman in 2011. 

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary A. Casper; two daughters Kathleen H. Gaito and husband Stephen V. of Connecticut, and Nancy M. Casper and husband Stephen Paul Mahinka of Virginia; son William J. Casper Jr. and wife Catherine Fisher of Mechanicsburg; sister Dorothy Krupilis of Middletown; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

 

 Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 

 

 Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at Seven Sorrows Church in the narthex.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:22

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Bryan Miller

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Bryan David Miller, 46, of Florida, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 22. 

 

 Bryan was born on December 27, 1968 in Harrisburg and was the son of David and Pamela Ramsey Miller. 

 

 He was a graduate of Middletown Area High School, class of 1987, Lycoming College, class of 1996, Georgia State University, class of 2007, and was currently working on his Ph.D. at Walden University.

 

 Bryan was currently employed as a librarian at the Lake Hills School for special needs children in Howey, Fla. He also was a part-time realtor in Florida.

 

 In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by his sister Julie A. Fox and husband Richard A. III of Middletown; niece Alexis Fox; nephew Richard A. Fox IV; friend Brian Runk of Florida, and longtime friend Jon Goodhart of Middletown; maternal grandmother Betty L. Ramsey; his four-legged companion Addie; and many hundreds of friends he had touched throughout his life.

 

 A Tribute to Bryan’s life: Saturday, January 31, at 1 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown. 

 

 Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bryan’s name to: Lake Hills School, 909 S. Lake Shore Boulevard, Howey, FL 34737.

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:18

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Norman Riggleman

 

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Norman A. Riggleman, 81, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 24, at Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown.

 

 He was born on February 27, 1933 in Harrisonburg, Va. to the late Alpha Riggleman.

 

 Norman retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot as a battery repairman; he was a veteran of the United States Navy; was a member of Middletown First Church of God; and he loved gardening, reading, watching movies. Most importantly he loved spending time with friends and his loving family and grandchildren.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Kaye A. Riggleman of Elizabethtown; daughters Cheryl R. Georges and husband John of Brooklyn, New York, and Jan Drummond of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren Caroline T. and Philip N. Georges of Brooklyn, New York.

 

 Services for Norman: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Middletown First Church of God, 245 West High St., Middletown, with Pastor Kimberly Shifler officiating.  

 

 A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.  

 

 Burial with military honors will follow the service at Middletown Cemetery.

 

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown to handle the arrangements.

 

 Memorial contributions in Norman’s name may be made to Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

 Online condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:14

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Charles Hughes

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Charles Curtis Hughes, 85, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 22, at Masonic Home, Elizabethtown.

 

 Charles was born on November 18, 1929 in Harrisburg, and was the son of the late John R. Hughes and Margaret Mullen Bohl. 

 

 He graduated from the former Lower Paxton High School, class of 1948; was a member of Hershey Free Church, First Church of God, Middletown, Middletown Historical Society, William Snyder Lodge in Harrisburg, Tall Cedars, the Shade Tree Commission of Middletown, and he was a former chairman of the former Middletown American Red Cross. 

 

 Charles owned and operated the former C. Curtis Hughes Flower Shop in Middletown for over 27 years; and he enjoyed family vacations, especially vacations to Disney World.

 

 In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a grandson Charles Douglas Lutz.

 

 Charles is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Hilda Laukemann Hughes; two daughters Karen Fritz and husband Michael of Carlisle, and Michele Lutz and husband Doug of Middletown; one stepbrother William D. Roberts of Florida; one stepsister Gene Mummert of Harrisburg; two granddaughters Heidi Sheaffer and husband Dennis of Carlisle, and Heather Fritz of Carlisle; one grandson Cody Lutz; and two great-grandchildren Logan and Arlene Deardorff.

 

 A Tribute to his life: Wednesday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, 235 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler and the Rev. Omar Zook officiating. 

 

 Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St. Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:09

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Norman Means

 

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Norman Robert Means, local Elizabethtown icon, passed away on Saturday, January 24, in Rheems Nursing & Rehab Center, at the age of 79. 

  

 He was born Sunday, April 7, 1935 in Elizabethtown to Kathryn Means Naugle. 

 

 Norman resided in his apartment in Elizabethtown for 36 years. He was well known by the residents in Elizabethtown for his hitchhiking across town; the tradition of giving Norman a ride spanned multiple generations. He was a faithful man, alternating his attendance each week between Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ and Elizabethtown Church of God. He enjoyed reading the Bible and was involved in prayer groups.  Norman was crafty with his hands enjoying woodworking, building birdhouses and cradles. He was well loved and touched many lives. Norman will be greatly missed.

 

 He was preceded in death by his sister Alice A. Cooper.

 

 He is survived by a sister Gloria Poulos and husband Charles; six nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  

 

 Funeral Services: Wednesday, January 28 at 2 p.m. at Miller-Sekely Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, with Pastor Steve Lane officiating.  

 

 Family and friends are invited for visitation from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

  

 Burial will follow in Mt. Tunnel Cemetery, Elizabethtown. 

 

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Norman’s honor to Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ, 996 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, or Elizabethtown Church of God, 144 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  

 

 Condolences and memories may be shared at www.millerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:05

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Barbara Mason

 

 Barbara A. Mason, 72, of Middletown, went home to the Lord on Friday, January 23. 

 A tribute to her life will be held on Friday, January 30, at 3 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown. 

 

 For full obituary, please visit www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 21:00

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Jeremy Brodie

 

Jeremy D. Brodie, 32, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 22 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center. 

 

 Services for Jeremy: Wednesday, January 28 at 3 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown. For full obituary, please visit www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:58

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Christina Smith

 

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Christina Mae Smith, 94, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 23, at the Hospice of Central PA residence, Linglestown.

 

 She was born on June 9, 1920 in Newport, and was the daughter of the late William Henry and Edna Gertrude Smith. 

 

 Christina was a waitress at the former State Restaurant, Harrisburg; she is a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed baking, and the love she received from her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond R. Smith, and a sister Verna V. Furjanic.

 

 She is survived by her five children Ray Smith and wife Donna of Sunbury, Diane McNulty and husband Bob of Middletown, Terry Smith and wife Maureen of Mechanicsburg, Joan Zimmerman and husband Jack of Middletown, and Lorie Smith Cataldi of Port Trevorton; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister Grace M. Sheaffer; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to her life: Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.

 

 Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. 

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:55

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Christina Smith

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Christina Mae Smith, 94, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 23, at the Hospice of Central PA residence, Linglestown.

 

 She was born on June 9, 1920 in Newport, and was the daughter of the late William Henry and Edna Gertrude Smith. 

 

 Christina was a waitress at the former State Restaurant, Harrisburg; she is a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed baking, and the love she received from her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond R. Smith, and a sister Verna V. Furjanic.

 

 She is survived by her five children Ray Smith and wife Donna of Sunbury, Diane McNulty and husband Bob of Middletown, Terry Smith and wife Maureen of Mechanicsburg, Joan Zimmerman and husband Jack of Middletown, and Lorie Smith Cataldi of Port Trevorton; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister Grace M. Sheaffer; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to her life: Thursday, January 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.

 

 Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. 

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:52

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Otis Reid

 

Otis R. Reid, “Mick,”entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his loving family at Harrisburg Hospital on Friday, January 16.OtisReid1-21WEB

 Born on March 9, 1919 in Middletown, he was the son of the late Rachael Bowman Reid Colston and John Reid. 

 Otis was educated in the Middletown schools. Mick, as he was called by family and friends, excelled in football while attending Middletown High School. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 40 years of service as a foreman/supervisor. Otis was a member of Middletown American Legion Post 594 and Dauphin Lodge 359. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and U.S. Army Air Corps during the Korean Conflict.

 He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Annie Lou Reid, sisters Doris M. Campbell and Patricia Poles, brothers Clyde and Dale Reid, and granddaughter Shannon Arter.

 Surviving are his children, Marcia Blue of Roseville, Calif., Rachelle Reid of Middletown, Anita Reid of Harrisburg, and Otis Reid Nash of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren Anthony and Tracy Blue, both of Roseville, Kahil and Monica Nash, both of Nashville, Tenn., Aneisha Reid of Harrisburg, and Asya Reid of Houston, Texas; three great-grandchildren; siblings Robert Reid and Dr. Donald Reid, both of Middletown, and Thomas Reid of Prospect, Conn.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 A Tribute to his life: Thursday, January 22 at noon at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. A. Addison Cash and the Rev. Kate Harrigan officiating.

 Viewing will be 11 a.m. until time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:19

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Russell E. Lippy

 

 Russell E. Lippy, 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home on Saturday, January 17.

 He was born on April 23, 1929 in Middletown to the late Jesse E. and Mary E. Alleman Lippy.

 He retired as a lineman from PP&L with over 40 years of dedicated service; a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

 He is survived by his loving wife Jean A. Lippy of Middletown; daughters Judith E. Borland and husband John of Hershey, and Gail A. Long and husband Kenneth, and Cindy L. Lippy, all of Middletown; son Jeffrey L. Lippy of Marietta; two grandsons Troy T. Harclerode and wife Amanda, and Joshua R. Borland.

 Memorial service for Russell: Tuesday, January 27 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. 

 Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Streets, Middletown, PA 17057.

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. to handle the arrangements.

 Online condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:17

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