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Dianne Johnson

 

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Dianne L. Johnson, 71, of Highspire, transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, September 6, surrounded by her loving family at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

 

 She was born on February 22, 1943 in Wiconisco, and was the daughter of the late Marlin N. and Viola M. Zimmerman Polm.

 

 She was retired from AMP, Inc. as a returns material specialist; was a former member of Olivetti Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg; she was a graduate of John Harris High School Class of 1960; and she enjoyed reading, bingo, playing solitaire on her computer and spending time with her loving family.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Lori L. Johnson, and her sister Janice K. Isenberg.

 

 Dianne is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Alfred C. Johnson; two sons James D. Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Michael C. Johnson of Elizabethtown; daughter Lisa K. Schaffner and her husband Michael J. of Harrisburg; brother David Polm of Virginia; seven grandchildren Farin and Corey Landis, Jessica and Jeniell Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Justin and Brendon Schaffner; and two great-grandchildren Rochelle Campbell and Zamber Kennedy.

 

 Services for Dianne will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Reverend Andrew Grate officiating.  

 

 A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until time of service on Thursday.

 

 Burial will be on Monday, September 15, at Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:28

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Debra Williams

 

Debra K. Williams, 62, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, August 26.

 

 She was born on July 18, 1952 in Harrisburg to the late Donald Williams Sr. and Betty Williams (Chestnut).

 

 A graduate of Middletown Area High School, Debra attended Riverside City College and California State University. She worked at Liberty Elementary in California as a kindergarten teacher’s aide. When Debra returned to Pennsylvania she worked at Frey Village, Kmart, and Weis. She enjoyed fishing, crabbing, reading, traveling, and photography. Debra had a vast collection of road runners, pigs, postcards, and Coca-Cola memorabilia. She loved Elvis and the Phillies.

 

 Surviving are her siblings Donald Williams Jr. of Bainbridge, Laurel Williams of Highspire, and Ruth Williams of Middletown.

 

 Memorial contributions may he made to the Middletown Public Library, 20 N. Catherine St., Middletown, PA 17057 or the Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. 

 

 For more information, to order flowers or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.cremationsocietyofpa.com  or www.pennlive.com/obits.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:21

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Harry Schindler

 

 Harry Schindler, 80, of Seminole, Fla., departed for his final fishing trip on August 18.

 

 He was born in Middletown, and moved to Seminole in 1961. He was an active member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and the Seminole Lions Club.

 

 He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion Chiappetta.  

 

 He is survived by sons Tony and Steve, both of Seminole; daughter Beth Ann of Houston, Texas; and sisters Fay Barb of Middletown, and Nancy Creel of Lawrenceville, Ga.  

 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund or the Southeastern Guide Dogs.  

 

 Interment will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery at a future date. 

 

 Cremation is being handled by the National Cremation Society.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:55

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Lillian Bennett

 

Lillian Rose Bennett, 3, passed away on Sunday, August 17. She was the precious baby girl to her mother Ariel Rebecca Klein and the late Alan Michael Werner Simmons.

 

 She was born in Harrisburg on August 16, 2011.

 

 Lily was an energetic little girl who was always so happy and cheerful. She had a wild imagination; she liked to pretend she was helping her daddy work by picking up sticks and riding her bike to “work.” She loved ice cream, the beach, her kitty Pinsy, and she loved to eat. She was known as “Super Lily” because she liked to dress up. She was a precious girl who was full of love for her mommy and daddy and her stuffed toy Rubble. She will be dearly and sadly missed.

 

 She is survived by her mother Ariel Rebecca Klein; her stepfather Danny Oakes Tarell; her maternal grandmother Donna Hoffman and her husband Ronald Lee Hoffman; her maternal grandfather Robert H. Klein and his wife Janet; paternal grandfather Paul Antal; her aunts and uncles Joshua Klein, Jennifer McDonald, Christopher Buchmoyer, Jennie Tarell Shive, and Reid and Annie Hoffman; and her godparents Matthew Birx and his wife Jackie, and Amanda Ball.

 

 Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 20 at Chisuk Emuna Cemetery, 10 34th St., Harrisburg, with Rabbi Akiva Males officiating.

 

 To offer the family condolences, please visit www.HetrickBitner.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:52

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Janet Bomgardner

 

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Janet Lee Bomgardner, 65, of Mount Joy, passed away on Friday, August 22.

 

 She was the loving wife of 47 years to Dennis Bomgardner. A devoted mother to Missy Bomgardner Stone, married to Stacy Stone, and Buffy Bomgardner Shirk, married to Jamey Shirk, and adoring grandmother to Kaycee, Tanner, and Bryce.

 

 Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Way and Mildred Way Petcaugh. 

 

 Janet was preceded in death by her two brothers James and Chirp Way, and stepfather Andrew Petcaugh.  

 

 She is survived by three sisters Sis Brandt, Dot Noll, and Mim Geltmacher, married to Barry Geltmacher; and a brother Henry “Hen” Way, married to Claudia Way.

 

 Janet retired from H.B. Reese. She enjoyed camping, NASCAR racing, and shopping. She was known to put others’ needs before her own. She will be greatly missed.

 

 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Janet’s life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, at Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., 144 E. High St., Elizabethtown.  

 

 The family will be receiving friends from 6 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. 

 

 Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3002, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, www.efwp.org.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:49

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Elizabeth Van Shura

 

 Elizabeth B. Van Shura, 96, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 16, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Forest Hill, Md.

 

 She was born on November 15, 1917 in Freeland, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dadey Barkanic.

 

 Elizabeth retired as a secretary from the Pennsylvania State University, Middletown; she was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her loving family and friends.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Van Shura, and her son John Van Shura Jr.

 

 She is survived by her son Robert Van Shura and wife Susan of Bel Air, Md.; and grandchildren Mairin Van Shura, Kerry Van Shura McAvoy and husband Sean, Stephen Van Shura, and Matthew Van Shura.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 

 

 A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday in the narthex of the church. 

 

 Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:46

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Martha McCurdy

 

 Martha McCurdy, 82, daughter of Stephen O. McCurdy and Bessie McCurdy Foster, passed away August 17 in Snellville, Ga. 

 

 She was a graduate of McVeytown Oliver High School, Lewistown School of Nursing, and Loyola College in Chicago, Ill. She took care of her mother and worked as a registered nurse. She retired from Frey Village and she was a former president of Londonderry Senior Citizens and the Golden Group.

 

 She is survived by her companion William Greene; her sister Mary Tritch; four nephews and one niece; survivors of the family of Mary Tritch are Ray, Stephen, Craig and Candice, and Maurice, the son of her late sister Leah Houser; four great-nephewsAaron, Tim, Christopher, and Kyle; six great-nieces C. Margaret, Ginger, Danielle, Kasey, Heather, and Amy; two great-great-nephews Vincent and Owen; and three great-great- nieces Elena, Elizabeth, and Kelsey. 

 

 Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 22 at St. Oliver’s Catholic Church, Snellville, Ga.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Embracing Hospice Foundation, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite D 580, Atlanta, Ga. 30342.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:43

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Joyce Lingle

 

Joyce Ann Lingle, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 14, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 

 She was born December 19, 1932 in Farmington, Ark. to the late Berkeley and Marie Garlock Garrett.

 

 Joyce was retired from Londonderry Township as a secretary; was of the Christian faith;  and her hobbies included reading, sewing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her loving family and friends.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Mark Calvin. 

 

 She is survived by her loving husband Glenn R. Lingle at home; daughter Laura J. Young (Donald); sons Gary R. Lingle (Terri), Roy G. Lingle (Brenda), and David E. Lingle, all of Middletown, and Michael R. Hoffman of Hummelstown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and an extended number of loving friends and family.

 

 Services for Joyce will be at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:36

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Margaret Ettinger

Margaret E. “Peggy” Ettinger, 81, of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia.

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Robert Kaylor, Sr.

Robert A. Kaylor Sr., 83, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 5, at The Middletown Home.

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June Clements

June L. Rudy Clements, 79, of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, and formerly of Essex House, Middletown, died Wednesday, December 5, at the Home.



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