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Mary Brady

 

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 Mary D. Brady, 79, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

 

 She was born on August 26, 1935 in Elysburg, and was the daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Pelak Deski.

 

 Mary was the former owner of Brady’s Restaurant, Steelton, where she worked side by side with her husband and family for 25 years. She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and had a strong faith and love for the Lord. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the Holy Rosary daily and with many prayer groups over the years. She loved gardening, bird-watching, crossstitch and going to the Casinos, but most importantly spending time with her loving family and grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph T., her sons Joseph A. Brady who passed away in July 2014, and Timothy P. Brady who passed away in 1979, and her brothers Peter Deski and Andrew Deski. 

 

 She is survived by her son Terrence Brady and wife Judith of Middletown, Md.; daughters Elaine Smith and husband Michael, and Victoria Youtz and husband Collin, all of Middletown; grandchildren Kathleen Smith, and Lauren and Joseph Brady, all of Middletown; her brothers Michael Deski of Milton, and Albert Deski of Lake Ariel, Pa.; and sister Pauline Skudera of Elmwood Park, N.J.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 19, at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Reverend Ted Keating, her pastor, officiating. 

 

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

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the educational trust fund of Lauren J. Brady and Joseph K. Brady at Mid Penn Bank, 1100 Spring Garden Drive, 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, 16 September 2014 20:03

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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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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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Walter Clarke, Jr.

Walter H. Clarke Jr. “Buster,” 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 2, in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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