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Carol Summey

 

Carol M. Summey nee Cleckner, 75, of Lewisberry, formerly of Steelton, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Harrisburg Hospital.
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Carol was born on December 13, 1939, in Steelton, and was the daughter of the late Allen Werner Sr. and Ruth Ardella Funk Cleckner.

She was a member of Middletown First Church of God, former Steelton Moose Women's Auxiliary, West Side Hose Company, Women's Auxiliary, and the Funk Family Reunion Committee; Carol was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School class of 1957; and she enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, and had the gift of gab.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her loving husband, Troy Lee Summey Sr., son Troy Lee Summey Jr., three brothers Robert J. Funk, Allen W. Cleckner Jr. and Jeffrey L. Cleckner, and sister Sherry L. Cleckner.

Carol is survived by her three children, Phyllis Lee Summey-Derr (Dale) of Lewisberry, Robin Allen Summey Sr. (Rhonda) of New Cumberland, and Daniel Allen Summey Sr. (Jean) of Camp Hill; two brothers Thomas A.H. Cleckner Sr. of Steelton, and Douglas S. Cleckner of Middletown; sister Colleen L. Cleckner-Carnes of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A tribute to her life: Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.

Burial will immediately follow the church service at the Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin.



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

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:33

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Lisa Wilkinson

 

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Lisa M. Wilkinson, 56, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 18, at the Carolyn Croxton Slain Hospice Residence after a long struggle with cancer. 

 

 Lisa was born on July 26, 1958 and was the daughter of the late William L. Diffenderfer and Dorothy Mae Burkett Matinchek.

 

 Lisa was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and the Main St. Gym, both of Middletown, was the cheerleader coordinator for the Middletown youth club, and was a member of the Lower Swatara Athletic Association, and Chapter #380 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Middletown Area High School, class of 1976. Lisa enjoyed scrapbooking and other crafts, but her greatest joy was the love she received from her family and friends. 

 

 She is survived by her loving husband, Richard W. Wilkinson; daughter Jenna M. Wilkinson of Middletown; sister Beth A. Feltenberger of Middletown; two brothers Anthony H., husband of Amy Matinchek of South Carolina, and John E. Diffenderfer of Middletown; stepfather James E. Matinchek of Middletown; stepmother Jean A. Diffenderfer of Elizabethtown; niece Alicia Matinchek, nephew Christian Matinchek, and niece Caitlin Feltenberger.

 

 A tribute to her life: Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating.

 

 There will be a viewing on Wednesday June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

 

 Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

 

 Memorial contributions in Lisa’s name may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg PA 17110.

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:00

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Janet Myers

 

Janet Myers, 81, a longtime resident of Middletown passed on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown. 

Born on April 18, 1934, she was the second daughter of the late Carl and Beatrice Baumbach Myers.

She was a student of Middletown High School class of 1952. She retired from Bell of Pennsylvania, now Verizon, after 30 years, and was a member of Astro Chapter No. 380 OES.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Donna Q. Grim, and Joyce K. Franklin. 

She is survived by her siblings Carol Boyer, and Carl (Christina) Myers; 11 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews. 

Janet’s funeral: Tuesday, June 23 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 64 Ann St., Middletown. The family will greet friends, at the church at 10 a.m., with the service following at 11 a.m.

Burial will immediately follow the service at Middletown Cemetery.

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

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 16:08

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Ethel Brandt

  Ethel Gross Brandt, 86, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015. 

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 Born in Middletown on February 1, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Bower Gross.

 She was a1946 graduate of Middletown High; she retired as secretary for the superintendant of the Middletown Area School District; and Ethel was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church for 76 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; a precious soul and sweetheart to everyone.    

 Ethel is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, L. Scott Brandt; her four daughters Judy Douglass (Bill) of Middletown, Kim Thomas of Middletown, Lori Moorhouse (Kevin) of Buford, Ga., and Susan Bracht (Stan) of Middletown; nine grandchildren Nikki, Scott (Amy), Adam, Andrew, Brandon, Kelsey, Kasey, Dave, and Tom; and a great-grandson Brendan.

 A service: Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m., preceded by visitation at noon at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 East Water Street, Middletown, with the Rev. Robert A. Graybill, officiating.

 Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 The family extends a special thank you to her caregivers who made it possible for her to stay in her home.

 Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.

 Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 14:24

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Paul Whitmer

 

 

Paul E. Whitmer, 56, of Middletown, went home to the Lord Wednesday, June 10, at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Linglestown.

 

 Born at home in Lower Swatara Township, Paul was the son of the late Paul M. and Mable I. Heisey Whitmer. 

 

 He was a graduate of Middletown Area High School and held two Associate Degrees from Harrisburg Area Community College. Paul retired disabled in 2012 from Delta Dental. He was an attendee of the Hershey Free Church. Paul was a devoted husband and father and loved music and playing his guitar. He was a published author and had a love for obscure facts and had an almost encyclopedic memory. Those who knew him best knew he loved to joke and pun.

 

 He is survived by three sisters Paulette Gilbert of Canonsburg, Jane Stokes, and Joyce Barnhart of Enola; and his wife of 25 years, Doris Whitmer and children Daniel Whitmer of Harrisburg, Corrie Whitmer of Pittsburgh (at Carnegie Mellon University), and Aubrey Whitmer at home.

 

 A memorial service celebrating Paul’s life: Tuesday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown, with the Rev. Ray Hock officiating.  

 

 Friends will be received by the family following the service.

 

 Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, c/o Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA  17110. 

 

 Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. 

 

 Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:17

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Ned Baumbach

 

Ned W. Baumbach Sr., 75, died Sunday morning, June 14, at the Hospice House Satilla, following an extended illness. 

 

 He was a son of the late Carl Valentine Baumbach Sr. and Audrey Helen Mathias Baumbach. 

 

 Ned was born in Royalton, but had lived in numerous areas before moving to Blackshear, Ga. in 1994. He retired in 1992 as plant manager for Merita Bakery in Rocky Mount, N.C.  He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Blackshear, Masonic Lodge #270 in Blackshear, and the Sudan Shriners of Wilmington, N.C.

 

 He was preceded in death by a brother Carl Baumbach (Lucille).

 

 He is survived by a wife Danna Oliver Baumbach of Blackshear; a daughter Julie Anne Sergent (Gregg) of Bethlehem, Pa.; two sons Ned Baumbach Jr. (Becky) of Elizabethtown, and Stephen Paul Baumbach (Karen) of Allentown; five grandchildren Jessica Sergent, Natalie Sergent, Jared Sergent, Ned Baumbach III, and Sydney Baumbach; one great-granddaughter Lydia Sergent; one brother Allen Baumbach (Barbara) of Middletown; two brothers-in-law Dan Oliver Jr. of Waycross, Ga., and David Oliver (Kimmie) of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law Dale Gale of Palatka, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 A memorial service: Wednesday, June 17 at Music Funeral Home Chapel, Waycross, Ga.

 

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, or Hospice House Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

 

 Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:14

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Patricia Frey

 

 

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Patricia Marie Frey, 53, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, June 14, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  

 

 Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at Matincheck and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown. 

 

 Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, with a visitation at the church from 9 a.m until the time of mass.

 

 Friends are invited to the committal service at the chapel of Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes- Barre (Hanover Twp), Pa. following the mass. 

 

 For full obituary, please visit www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:11

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JoAnn Chivis

 

 

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JoAnn Mayers Chivis, 76, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 11, at Harrisburg Hospital. 

 

 She was born on May 21, 1939 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Willie Folks and Mildred Mayers Folks. 

 

 JoAnn was a graduate of Middletown High School class of 1957 and was currently a food service employee there. She was also retired from the federal government where she worked as an IRS auditor. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Steelton and the Dauphin Lodge Post 359. JoAnn enjoyed dancing, baking, and cherished time spent with family and friends. 

 

 In addition to her parents, JoAnn was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles J. Chivis Sr., and her beloved son Michael Chivis. 

 

 JoAnn is survived by her children Jeffrey L., husband of Sandy Rodgers of Middletown, Pamela A., wife of Michael Joynes of Bensalem, Charles J. Chivis Jr. of Norfolk Va., and Troy, husband of Bobbie Wilkerson of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters Brenda Thomas  of Middletown, and Sandy Lawrence of Lititz; brother William Folks of Annapolis Md.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

 

 Services for JoAnn: Friday June 19, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 20 Locust St., Steelton, with the Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker Sr. officiating. 

 

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

 Burial will take place on Monday June 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Anyone wishing to follow the funeral procession can meet at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremations Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, at precisely 8:30 a.m.  

 

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, to handle the funeral arrangements. 

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:07

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Ronald Stetler, Sr.

 “NOTHING GREATER THAN TO BE A BLUE RAIDER”

Ronald E. Stetler Sr., 70, of Middletown, passed peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2015, after a sudden illness.
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He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Cora and Willis Stetler.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Susan A. Stetler, son Ronald E. Stetler Jr. (Kristin), daughter Teresa M. Stetler (Joe Breen), and grandchildren Amelia, Braxton, Corbin, and Madison, who were all a source of great joy.

GO IRISH!

Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, to handle the funeral arrangements.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 11:20

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Robert Hulstine

 

Robert R. Hulstine, 86, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 6, at his home.

Robert was born on September 15, 1928, in Middletown, and was the son of the late Harry and Maggie Eisenhour Hulstine.

He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot where he worked as the foreman of the Helicopter Division. Robert was also a veteran of the United States Army and United States Navy. He enjoyed golfing, playing pool, animals, was an aviation enthusiast, and loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Robert is survived by his daughter Nancy R. Hutton of Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren Daneen R. Hutton of Enola, Dina M. Brandt (Michael) of Gardens Pa., Dionne R. Hutton (Robbie Van Camp) of Parker Colo., Kimberly Gross (Joe) of Harrisburg, Jonathan Hulstine of Harrisburg, Danielle Parsons of Elizabethtown, and Matthew Hulstine of Middletown; great-grandson Gavin Gross; and brother Paul E. Hulstine (Helen) of Carlisle.

A Tribute to Robert’s life: Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will immediately follow the services at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be sent to Harrisburg Humane Society, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 15:58

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Collin Carey

Collin Q. Carey, 23, of York, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Saturday, June 6, at his home.

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He was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; he was an inventory specialist at RGIS; and Collin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.

In addition to his parents, Collin is survived by his sister Monique N. Carey (Stela) of Middletown, brother Jordan L. Carey (Melissa) of Mechanicsburg, sister Natalie P. Carey of Middletown, and sister Leah A. Carey of Middletown; girlfriend Valerie Anderson; paternal grandparents Janet and Peter Pappas; and maternal grandparents Carmelinda and David Valencia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated; Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted. Keating as celebrant.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of mass on Saturday, in the narthex of the church.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 13:51

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