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Earl Reed

 

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Earl Lester Reed, 57, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, May 23, at M.S. Hershey Medical Center. 

 

 Earl was born on May 30, 1957 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Edward G. and Blossom B. Kreiser Reed. 

 

 He was self-employed for the majority of his life in numerous fields of work. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but his greatest joy was the love he received and gave to his family, especially his grandchildren. His grandchildren were his world. 

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Larry Reed and Edward G. Reed Jr.  

 

 Earl is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Teresa L. Reed; seven children Christopher Reed (Robin) of Jonestown, Corey Reed of Jonestown, Edward Reed III (Christine) of Morgantown, Corrine Reed (Matthew) of Camp Hill, Ariel Reed (William) of Middletown, Abigail Reed (William), of Morgantown, and Amanda Reed (Dustin), of Morgantown; 15 grandchildren Damon, Christopher Jr., Hailey, Ryleigh, Kaeden, Lilyanna, Teagan, Talbot, Julius, Conner, Brianna, William III., Skieler, Serenity, and Mayvein; brother Michael Reed (Jane) of Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

 A Tribute to his life: Friday, May 29 at noon at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, with the Rev. Britt Strohecker officiating. 

 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of the service on Friday at the church. 

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 

 

 The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, or to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up on Abigail Reed’s Facebook page where there will be a link. 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:16

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Faye Bruce

 

Faye L. Bruce, 95, of Middletown entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.FayeBruceWEB

Faye was born on April 14, 1920, in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Ida McGill Meinsler.

She was retired as a clerk from the PA Department of Transportation. Faye was a member of Grace Chapel in Middletown for over 40 years. She enjoyed her home fellowship group on Tuesday nights. She also enjoyed camping, gardening, playing Skip-Bo and loved going to her thrift stores.

In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her 11 siblings.

She is survived by her three sons, Gary L. Bruce, and Douglas R., husband of Cheryl Bruce, all of Pittsburgh, and Welton M., husband of Sue Ann Bruce of Palmyra; one daughter, Robyn L. Bruce of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren: and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Tribute to her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at her church, Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Rd. Elizabethtown, with the Rev. Melvin Weaver officiating.

Viewing will be from noon until the time of the service on Friday at the church.

Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:20

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Judy Daugherty

 

Judy A. Daugherty, 66, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 12 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Elizabethtown.

 

 She was born on April 27, 1949, in Boiling Springs, and was the daughter of  Catherine Souders of Carlisle, and the late Harold Souders. 

 

 She was a wonderful homemaker for her loving family, a caregiver for many, and was a member of the Middletown Area Bible Church. She loved spending time with her family and grandchild. 

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband David P. Daugherty. 

 

 She is survived by her son Shawn E. Rhodes of Summerland, Fla.; daughter Danielle Krodel of Elizabethtown; and grandson Lucas Krodel. 

 

 Services for Judy were held on Friday May 15, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with Dr. Joseph Pagano officiating. 

 

 Interment was held following the service.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:32

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Thomas Douglass Jr.

 

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Thomas Paul Douglass Jr., of Felton, lost his battle with cancer at his home on Friday, May 15.

 

 Tommy was born on January 9, 1962, and lived a very full life. He was the son of Marie Hahn and the late Thomas Paul Douglass Sr. 

 

 He is survived by his daughters Melissa Douglass, Elizabeth and William Hostler, and Kathryn Douglass; his sister Barbara and James Eaton; Goddaughter Laura Eaton; and his true joy, his grandsons Ryker Gilley and Milton Hostler. 

 

 Tom was a fisherman, a hunter, a gardener, and a nature enthusiast. He loved a cold beer and a good tune on the radio. He was a journeyman lineman and a 29-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 70. Restoring power to those who needed it, Tom travelled up and down the East Coast and to places including Louisiana, Texas, Indiana and Detroit. Hard work, generosity, and loyalty are the three words that truly embodied this great man. 

 

 A celebration of his life will be held at the American Legion, Post 594 in Middletown, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. All are welcome to attend. 

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:30

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Wayne Evans

 

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Wayne D. Evans Sr., 91, of Middletown and Englewood, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, April 7, at Englewood Community Hospital.  

 

 Wayne was born on September 25, 1923 in Mount Carmel, son of the late David E. Evans and Edna Rix Evans. He was the husband of the late Betty M. Ruths Evans of Kulpmont, Pa., who passed away on September 22, 2002. 

 

 He proudly served in World War II as a radarman on the Coast Guard cutter, Cobb, America’s first turbine driven ship and first helicopter carrier. He also served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict.

 

 Wayne and Betty were married in Kulpmont on September 27, 1945. They moved to Highspire and then to Middletown. Wayne worked as an electrician at Olmsted Air Force Base until 1951. In 1949 Wayne started an insurance agency from scratch, which today carries his name, Wayne D. Evans Insurance Agency, and is operated by one of his sons and a grandson. He also proudly served his community as chairman of the local Salvation Army for over 30 years. He was a conscientious member of the Gideon Society who makes Bibles available to the public. 

 

 At an early age he became a mason. He was the oldest member of the Middletown chapter. At his death he was a 32-degree mason. He also served on the Middletown Area School Board.

 

Wayne was preceded in death by his two brothers Howard and David, and sister Marion. 

 

 He is survived by his three sons and their wives, Wayne Jr. and Pamela of Macungie, Pa., Glenn and Lenda of Middletown, and Daryl and Patty of Englewood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

 Wayne was a member of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Middletown, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 10:45 a.m. 

 

 In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in memory of Wayne to the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice.

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:22

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Adrianne Rosing

 

Adrianne L. Rosing, 61, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home on Monday, May 18, surrounded by her loving family. For more information, visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:17

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Allen Adams

Allen “Jack” Adams, 80, of Liverpool, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 28.


A Tribute to his life will be held on Saturday May 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Fountain of Life Church, 290 Newberry Road, Middletown. For a full obituary, please visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 09:31

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Ruth Dasenburg

 

 Ruth M. Dasenburg, 96, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 26,  at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.

 She was born on November 14, 1918 in Archbald, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Henry and Julia Wagner Dasenburg.

 Ruth was retired as a secretary from the Federal Government Atomic Energy Commission and was of the Protestant faith.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Herbert and Harold Dasenburg, and sisters Bertha E. Dasenburg,  Jeanette Nies, Kathryn Gibbons, and Muriel DiCindio.

 She is survived by her sisters Glenice Marsala of Middletown and Juel Niland of Columbia, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

 Services and burial will be  in Archbald at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:03

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Betty Sharp

 

BettySharpWEBBetty L. Sharp, 76, of Harrisburg, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest peacefully at Harrisburg Hospital on Saturday, May 9, surrounded by her loving family. 

 She was born on April 5, 1939 in Highspire and was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth Fornwalt Barnes. 

 She was a former warehouse worker for Speedmail. Betty enjoyed bingo, but her greatest joy was time spent with children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

 In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Robert L. Sharp Sr., and her grandson Robert L. Sharp Jr. 

 Betty is survived by her loving children, Wanda K., wife of Roman Santiago of Harrisburg, and Edward L., husband of Deborah Sharp of Middletown; daughter-in-law Wanda Sharp of Columbia; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters. 

 A Tribute to Betty’s life: Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ann Myers officiating. 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. 

 Burial will immediately follow the service at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown. 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:01

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Barbara Bingaman

 

 Barbara A. Bingaman, 70, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 28, at Hershey Medical Center. For more information, visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:45

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Theresa Davis

 

Theresa H. Davis, 96, of Middletown, passed away  on Sunday, April 19.

 

 Born September 17, 1918, in Bainbridge, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Hannah Ely. 

 

 Theresa graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1936. She worked for the Grant Co., McCrory’s, and retired from Kinetic Co. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, and a 50 year member of Women of the Moose. 

 

 She is survived by her daughters Carolyn Potter, and Patricia Davis; son Grant Davis Jr; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

 Services will be private.

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:44

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