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Larry Leach

Larry E. Leach, 67, of Middletown entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.


 A tribute to Larry’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Britt Strohecker officiating. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at  11 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.


 For full obituary and to send condolences online, please visit, www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:54

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William Harman Sr.

William Joseph Harman Sr., “Bill”, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 8, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. William Harman Sr. 4 13


 Bill was born on February 16, 1940 in Port Carbon, Pa. and was the son of the late William C. and Anna C. Tolan Harman.


 He was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, where he was also a member of the choir for almost 10 years. He was also a member of the Barbershop Chorus. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family in Pottsville and loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.


 In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his three sisters, Rosemarie Shappell, Dolores Huber, and Mary Luppino, and also a brother, Edward Harman.


 Bill is survived by his loving wife of almost 35 years, Barbara A. Harman (Albitz); two sons William J. Harman Jr. of Middletown, and Patick J. Harman of New York, N.Y.; sister Agnes Hirsch of Pottsville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. A viewing will be held at the Matinchek Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday.


 Burial with full military honors will take place in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.


 Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011.


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:18

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Captain Arthur Halfpapp

Captain Arthur E. Halfpapp, 23, of Steelton, was killed in combat in April of 1945 during World War II and is finally being brought home.halfpapp4 13 16 BW


 He was born on July 1, 1921 and was the son of the late Grace Halfpapp.


 He is survived by a nephew, Rev. Jack W. Sipe and his wife Lura of Middletown; and four nieces, Mary Lou Kear and her husband Thomas of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Sandy Catalano of Texas, Louise Blount and her husband Bernie of Elizabethtown, and Joan Moore and her husband Benny of Florida.


 Captain Halfpapp was a member of the Army Air Corps and was missing in action until his remains were identified in late 2014. Captain Halfpapp led a group of aircraft on a dive-bombing run along the road parallel with the Po River near Guarda, Italy. His plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire causing the crash.


 A tribute to his life will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Jack W. Sipe officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A medal presentation will take place at the funeral home during the funeral service.


 Burial with full military honors will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:13

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Jane Swengle

 L. Jane Swengle was born May 29, 1923, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Homer Joseph and Jessie Mildred (Lafferty) Bearr. She died Sunday, February 7, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 92 years. 

Jane was reared and educated in Altoona and graduated with the Altoona High School Class of 1941. She was married June 25, 1949, in Altoona, to Sheldon Hill Swengle. In her early working life, Jane was a reservationist with the Pennsylvania Railroad. For most of her life she lived in Middletown, Pa., she was a homemaker, and attended Wesley United Methodist Church and New Beginnings Church of Middletown. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes, especially spending time gardening.JaneSwengle2-17

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Shel, and brother Richard Bearr.

Loving family members include: Her son and daughter-in-law Craig and Tammy Swengle of Owasso, Okla.; two grandchildren Jared Swengle and wife Tristen of Fayetteville, Ark., and Nicole Swengle, of Owasso; two sisters Doris Bearr of Altoona, Pa., and Helen Laulor and husband Richard of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and sister-in-law Barbara Bearr of San Antonio, Texas.


Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. She will be transported to Altoona, Pennsylvania, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Asbury United Methodist Cemetery.

The family asks that memorials for Jane be sent to New Beginnings Church of Middletown, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
www.moweryfs.com



 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2016 16:24

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