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Bernadine Kropp

 

Bernadine Kropp, 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 16, at Spring Creek Rehab and Health Center.

 Services: Wednesday, January 21, at 2 p.m. at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, Middletown. For full obituary, please visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:14

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Asher Halbleib Memorial

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held to honor Asher S. Halbleib, of Middletown, who passed away on December 26, 2014.

 Asher taught math and physics and developed and conducted the Performing Arts Program in the Middletown Area School District. He worked at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts for 24 years in the Food and Beverage Revenue Department.

 Please join us on Sunday, January 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Middletown Area High School café for a time to remember Asher.

 Donations in Asher’s memory can be sent to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:12

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Kristy Kramer


  Kristy L. Kramer, age 52, of Middletown, died Friday, January 16, 2015, in a traffic accident in Fallowfield Township, Washington County. Her husband Frank Kramer and daughter Taylor Kramer also died in the accident.

 She was born April 20, 1962 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Leah Ann Martin Ratulowski and the late R. Terry Murdock.

 She was a 1984 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism.  She was a former newspaper editor in Hershey and had worked as a reporter for The Democrat Messenger. Kristy was a volunteer and fundraiser for Rett Syndrome, and was a Methodist by faith. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins, and she also enjoyed sewing.

 Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother Steven Kelly Murdock (Sabrina) of Waynesburg; two sisters Kim Throckmorton (Ron) of Waynesburg, and Andrea Ratulowski  (Scott) of Ft. Collins, Colo.; uncle Larry Murdock (Sue); and three nieces, one nephew, a step-niece, and a great-nephew.

 Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23, with the Rev. Gary Grau officiating, followed by burial in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg.  

 Memorial contributions may be made to rettsyndrome.org, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270; www.rettsyndrome.org.  

 Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:20

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Taylor Kramer


Taylor K. Kramer, age 22, of Middletown, died Friday, January 16, 2015, in a traffic accident in Fallowfield Township, Washington County. Her parents, Frank and Kristy Murdock Kramer also died in the accident.

 She was born May 14, 1992 in Silver Spring, Md.

 She graduated from high school in Middletown, where she resided with her parents.

 Taylor was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates.

 She is survived by her maternal grandmother Leah Ann Ratulowski of Waynesburg; her paternal grandparents Frank and Donna Kramer of Canonsburg; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23, with the Rev. Gary Grau officiating, followed by burial in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg.

 Memorial contributions may be made to rettsyndrome.org, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270; www.rettsyndrome.org
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 Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:20

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Frank Kramer

  Frank D. Kramer, age 57, of Middletown, died Friday, January 16, 2015, in a traffic accident on Interstate 70, Fallowfield Township, Washington County. His wife Kristy Murdock Kramer and daughter Taylor Kramer also died in the accident.

 

 He was born September 11, 1957 in Washington, a son of Frank and Donna Sims Kramer of Canonsburg who survive.

 He was a 1975 graduate of Canon MacMillan High School. On June 21, 1985 he married Kristy Murdock Kramer. 

 Frank had worked as a pressman for the Democrat Messenger, the Observer-Reporter, and the Press And Journal in Middletown. He had worked as a supervisor for a commercial printing company in Silver Spring, Md. and as a free-lance photographer covering many scholastic sporting events. He and his family had resided in Middletown since 1989.

 He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 954 in Middletown, and the White Eagles Lodge in Canonsburg, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

 Surviving in addition to his parents are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Grau officiating, followed by burial in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg.

 Memorial contributions may be made to rettsyndrome.org, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270; www.rettsyndrome.org.  

 Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:20

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Jack Spearing

 

 JackSpearing12-10webJack E. Spearing, 79, of Lewisberry, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 7, at Holy Spirit Hospital, surrounded by his family.

 He was born on July 1, 1935, in Lewistown to the late Ollie R. and Dollie L. Rowe Spearing.

 Jack retired after teaching music for 42 years in the Carroll County, Maryland and Middletown Area School Districts; he was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College; was a member of PMEA and the New Cumberland Towne Band; and he greatly enjoyed being an active member of Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry. Jack liked to travel, learn new things, work outside in the yard, play the piano and trombone and most importantly, loved spending time with his family.

 Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Lynne D. Steger Spearing; two daughters Julie L. Clouser of New Cumberland, and Karen D. (Stephen) Mann of Wethersfield, Conn.; a brother Thomas R. (Nancy) Spearing of Jersey Shore; and five grandchildren Addison Clouser and Katharine, Elizabeth, Madalynne and Charlotte Mann.

 Funeral Service: Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry, 780 Woodland Dr., Lewisberry, with Pastor Don Isely officiating. 

 Burial will take place at Tri-County Memorial Gardens in Lewisberry following the service. 

 A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12, at the church.

 The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry, 780 Woodland Dr., Lewisberry, PA 17339.

 For directions or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.Parthemore.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:57

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:16

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 17:23

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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.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 17:50

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:06

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