Paul R. Salazar, 57, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, surrounded by his friends and family.
Paul was born in Harrisburg on March 13, 1959 and was the son of the late Pedro Jr. and Nancy Arndt Salazar.
He was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown and was retired from the Royalton Borough where he was a maintenance worker. Paul enjoyed music and played in several bands, including WhiteTrax and Dark Star. He also was an avid fan of NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr., and an NFL fan of the Miami Dolphins. In addition to his love for sports, he enjoyed watching the History Channel, especially World War II documentaries, attending air shows, and building model airplanes.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother Pedro Salazar III.
He is survived by his two sisters Nancy A. Salazar of Middletown, and Roxann Ferrario and her husband John of Enola; a niece Heather R. Salazar of Middletown; and a host of close friends.
A tribute to Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 1500 Paxton St., #101, Harrisburg, PA 17104, or to his church, Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:35
Gerald L. Waite, 85, of Harrisburg joined his loving wife, who passed away on July 19, 2000, in the arms of God on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
A tribute to his life will be held on Tuesday June 14, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
For full obituary and to send condolences online, please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:18
Jayne Elizabeth Grim, 56, passed away unexpectedly at home in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. She was welcomed to her eternal home by the loving embrace of her mother, Donna Q. Grim and father, James H. Grim Sr.
She is survived by her baby sister, Jennifer R. Jordan and her husband Daniel B. Jordan of Locust Grove, Virginia, Daniel’s mother Sandra Jordan of Moneta, Virginia, her loving aunt and uncle, Carl and Christine Myers Jr. of Middletown, surrogate father and dear friend Thomas Caskey of Boynton Beach, Florida, and her two “adopted” sisters, Deb and Sara Baucher of Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Jayne graduated from Middletown Area High School in 1977 and was most notably known for her beautiful soprano voice and playing the Mother Superior in “The Sound of Music” her senior year. Her education continued at Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Pa. where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1981 majoring in Political Science with a minor in Vocal Performance.
Jayne’s greatest passion in life was also her profession, nursing. Despite her previous undergraduate work, she found her true calling when she was admitted into the Harrisburg Area Community College Nursing program. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1985 and immediately began her career at Harrisburg Hospital in the ICU, CCU, and IMCU. She was an extraordinary nurse with numerous accolades and called on to precept nursing students as well as to mentor new graduates. Additionally, she helped to design ground-breaking protocols for patient care.
She continued her career at Alexandria Hospital after relocating to the Northern Virginia area in 1995 where again she was immediately recognized as an outstanding nurse in the critical care units. She made a slight change in her nursing trajectory when she had a calling to the NICU at Alexandria. Here is where she was truly the happiest, working with the tiniest of patients and their families. She not only gave the best patient care to infants, but also educated families assuaging their concerns allowing them to know that their children were in the most capable of hands. Often noted by mothers of the newborns that Jayne actually was their “first mommy.”
Even though Jayne was never a biological mother, she had cared for so many children during her career. Her love of nurturing others was her greatest gift she gave the world. For those of you unaware, she did indeed become a mother to her youngest sister, Jennifer, when their mother passed away in 1982. And at the age of 26 being a new nursing graduate, she legally became Jennifer’s guardian and her sole support.
For those wishing to honor Jayne’s memory, a donation to newbornsinneed.org would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to leave condolences electronically you may do so at Covenant Funeral Services in Fredericksburg, Virginia (covenantfuneralservice.com) or may send cards directly to Jennifer and Daniel Jordan, 2185 Wildflower Way, Locust Grove, VA 22508.
A Celebration of Jayne’s Life will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. in her hometown of Middletown commemorating what would have been her 57th birthday. The service will take place at New Beginnings Church, 630 South Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057. Lunch will be served following the service.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:14
Marlin E. Kaylor, 90, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He was a son of the late Harrison and Barbara (Strite) Kaylor.
Marlin was a World War II Navy veteran having served from 1943 to 1946. Marlin retired from the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot in 1987. He was a member of Chambers Hill United Methodist Church. Marlin coached little league baseball for several years in Oberlin. He enjoyed hunting and sports, especially baseball, and time spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Arletta (Byers) Clark Kaylor of Middletown; one daughter, Donna Hawkins and her husband Robert of Middletown; one son, Jeffrey Kaylor of Sharon, Massachusetts; one stepson, Thomas Clark of Middletown; two brothers, Emmett Kaylor of Middletown and Lester Kaylor of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, 6300 Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, Pa. A viewing was held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors. There was a luncheon immediately following the service at the church.
K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, 6300 Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:06
Mary P. Viola, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Frey Village, Middletown.
She was born November 20, 1925 in Mapleton Depot and was the loving daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Chille) Pollicino.
She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown.
Mary was very devoted to her family. She enjoyed gardening and could make anything grow with her care and love.
In addition to her parents and her husband Angelo A. Viola Jr., she is preceded in death by her sister Angeline Pasquini.
She is survived by a daughter Donna A. Hunter of Carlisle; three sons Dennis A. Viola and his wife Debra of Middletown, Darrell A. Viola and his wife Michele of New Cumberland, and David A. Viola and his wife Lesley of Middletown; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers Antonio, Leo and Frank Pollicino.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass on Friday at the church.
Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 to handle the funeral arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online to www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:56
Sandra Lee Barnes, 68, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg Pa.
She was born on November 25, 1947 in Royalton, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth Fornwalt Barnes.
She was of the Methodist faith, and was retired from the Visiting Nursing Association where she was a Health Aide.
In addition to her parents, Sandra was preceded in death by five siblings Betty Sharp, Lois Powley, Doris Barnes, Patsy Barnes, and William Barnes.
She is survived by four siblings Louis Barnes Jr., James Barnes, and Ronald Barnes, all of Middletown, and Wanda Fornwalt of Harrisburg.
A tribute to her life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:57