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Ronald Painter

 

Ronald S. “Duke” Painter, 49, of Steelton, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 5, 2016.  

RonaldPainter2-10WEBBorn in Harrisburg on January 23, 1967, he was the son of the late Lillian Carr Wevodau and Ernest A. Brown Sr.

Ron was a self-employed contractor. He was a 1985 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, and going to concerts, especially Frank Zappa. He attended Day Springs Ministry. Ron was a people person and he loved helping others and giving his time to others.    

Ron is survived by his siblings, Violet Ferguson, wife of Robert of Port Richey, Fla., Ernest A. Brown Jr., husband of Connie Patrick of Palmyra, Kevin L. Brown of Hummelstown, Terri L. Kienzle, widow of Steve of Hummelstown, Dwaine F. Brown Sr., husband of Susan of Port Royal, and Robin S. Morris, and Cynthia Johnston, widow of Kevin, all of Harrisburg; his son Corey Long Painter of Millersburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and millions of friends.  

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown,  

Interment will be in Hummelstown Cemetery.  

 A viewing will be held in the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help offset the costs of the funeral expenses, c/o Violet Ferguson, 5020 Waterside Drive, Port Richey, FL, 34668.   

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com

 

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Russell Houser

 Russell “Scott” Houser, 63, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born on June 30, 1952, in Harrisburg, and was the son of Alice Cleland, wife of George, and the late Walter “Bud” Houser.

He is survived by two daughters Samantha Houser, and Michelle (Houser) Heaster; three sisters Linda Tennis, wife of Harvey, Cindy LeWallen, wife of Dave, and Diane Brown, wife of Gregg; a niece Cherie Weirich, wife of Brian; three nephews; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of life will be held at the Royalton Senior Center on March 5, 2016, at 1 p.m.

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

Condolences may be sent online to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com

 

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Gary Brewer

Gary J. Brewer, 69, of Middletown, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Harrisburg on October 31, 1946, he was the son of the late Howard and Mabel Myers Brewer.

Gary was a mover for Allied Van Lines. He was a graduate of the former John Harris High School. Gary was a member of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill. He enjoyed watching old Western movies, but most important to Gary was spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by three children Gary J. Brewer Jr., Catherine Brewer, and Tiffany M. Brewer, one grandson Link J. Gochenauer; and one brother Thomas Brewer.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary E. Gochenauer Brewer, whom he married on July 13, 1979; two sons James B. Gochenauer, husband of Tonya of Middletown, and Christopher W. Brewer of Carlisle; a surrogate daughter Lindsay Rose McCorts of Middletown; one sister Sandra Lingle, wife of Ronald of Camp Hill; and five grandchildren Zoe A. Gochenauer, Christopher B. Brewer, Tyler J. Brewer, Dominic J. Brewer, and Blaze R. Brewer.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. in St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4200 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill, with the Rev. Keith H. Eslinger, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Stoverdale Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing in the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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


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Mary Hawk

Mary M. (Krieger) Hawk, 83, of Middletown, transitioned peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 29, 2016.Mary Hawk 2-3


 She was born on January 16, 1933 in Shamokin, Pa. and was the loving daughter of the late John and Mary (Borusiewicz) Krieger.


 She inspired the lives of many through her volunteer work with her church, Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her fundraising talents with the Middletown Boy’s Club. She excelled in her role as family matriarch-always leading by example. She loved to laugh, travel and spend time with her family.


 Mary is preceded in death by her husband Edward Hawk, two sisters Regina Krieger and Dorothy Navrocki, and two grandchildren Vickie Sharp and Amanda Wisniewski.
 She is survived by her seven children, Edward Hawk Jr., and wife Mary of Middletown, Stephen Hawk and wife Cheryl of Lower Paxton, Christine Hawk and partner Margaret of Duncannon, John Hawk and wife Jill of Carlisle, Robert Hawk of Middletown, Deborah Sharp and husband Edward of Middletown, and Cathy Wisniewski and husband Frank of Middletown; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one sister Florence Mercury and husband Anthony of Hagerstown, Md.; one brother John Krieger and wife Patricia of Easton, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.


 There will be a viewing at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday February 4, 2016, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 11:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Reverend Ted Keating on Thursday, at 12:00 p.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, followed by burial at Middletown Cemetery.


 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mary’s name to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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

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Donald Shupp Sr.

 

Donald C. Shupp Sr., 91, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Middletown Home.

He was born on July 31, 1924, and was the loving son of the late Fourth and Emma (Conrad) Shupp.

Donald was a member of Middletown First Church of God. He worked as a supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Company in Steelton. Donald was a member of American Legion Post 594 and was an active member of the Middletown Area High School Alumni Association. He also enjoyed watching the Yankees as well as the local high school football games. Donald is a World War II Army veteran and proudly served in the 87th Cavalry of the 7th Armor Division.

Donald is survived by his wife, Lois Shupp to whom he was married for 68 years; two sons Donald C. Shupp Jr. and his wife Janice of Middletown, and Robert L. Shupp and his wife Sandra of Middletown; and five grandchildren.

A tribute to Donald's life will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating.

Inurnment will be at Middletown Cemetery following the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Middletown American Legion Post 594, 137 E. High St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:59

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Dan Dougherty

 

Dan Robert “Doc” Dougherty, 65, passed from this world to the next on Thursday January 14, 2016 with his family by his side. Dan fought hard against his cancer for the past year, driven by a desire to do more with and for the people he loved, remaining characteristically strong until the very end.Dan Dougherty 1-20

Dan was born on November 21, 1950 to Doris Menear Dougherty and the late George Robert Dougherty. Grandson of the late George and Meta Dougherty and Russell and Meriam Menear, he was raised in Londonderry Township and graduated from Lower Dauphin High School.  


 Dan is survived by his loving wife Pamela Kay Dougherty, with whom he spent the last 29 years; his mother; his brother Michael Dougherty; and loving stepchildren Stephanie and husband Steve Goff; Scott and wife Jodi Higgins; and his beloved grandchildren Christopher “Yogi” and Cameron “Moose” Goff, and Bridget “Git”, Mason “Pete” and Connor “Re-Pete” Higgins, all nicknames given by Dan.


 To say that Doc lived life to the fullest would be a huge understatement. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine and worked for 30+ years at Three Mile Island, a place he helped both build and operate until his retirement. Dan was a lifelong rugby and ice hockey player, but was most happy in the woods hunting, angling,

trapping and scouting ground in Pennsylvania and virtually everywhere he traveled. His many close friends and family know well his love of the outdoors, especially in Northern Pennsylvania at the family’s Tioga County hunting camp.

In recent years Dan became a certified outdoor guide in Maine, and supporting our veterans in the outdoors was one of his many passions.


 A memorial service will be announced by the family in the near future. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Dan’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project. We love you “Doc”, you will be missed.


Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com

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Maxine Dimeler

Maxine A. Dimeler, 75, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center.

She was born January 29, 1940, in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Ehrman Deimler and Anna (Frazer) Parkovic.

Maxine was a proud graduate of the Middletown High School class of 1957 and has remained friends with many of her classmates throughout the years, never missing the chance to participate in class reunions. She was Methodist and taught Sunday school for several years at Stoverdale United Methodist Church in Hummelstown.

She was an active volunteer at the Middletown Library, a member of the Middletown Historical Society, a member of the Red Hats, and a Middletown Area High School band booster volunteer.  When she was not busy volunteering, she also enjoyed gardening, reading, going to the movies, going on bus trips and going to the casinos with her sisters.MaxineDimelerWEB

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her brother Donald Deimler.

She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, John Dimeler; two daughters Jennifer Dimeler-Morrow and her husband John of Elizabethtown, and Amy Lerner and her husband Hank of Harrisburg; two sons John Dimeler III and William Dimeler, both of Middletown; three grandchildren Emily, Shira and Eliana; and three siblings Diane, John and Sue.

 A tribute to Maxine’s life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. 

 There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday.

 The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Middletown Library, 20 N. Catherine St., Middletown, PA 17057, or Middletown Area Historical Society, 29 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:29

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Shannon Turkowsky

 

Shannon Lynn Barnes-Turkowsky of New Cumberland passed away peacefully at home on Sunday January 3, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1970, and was raised in Middletown, Pa.ShannonTurkowskyWEB

Shannon is survived by her loving husband Charles Turkowsky; stepdaughters Kaly and Alyssa; mother and stepfather Joann and Robert Gelbaugh; sisters Shelly Barnes-Greenwalt, and Shawna Barnes; nephew and niece Malachi & Madison Messersmith; Nanny Jean Huey; and father Ron Barnes. She was preceded in death by her Pappy, Dan Huey.

Shannon graduated from Middletown Area High School and attended Thompson Institute where she obtained a degree in Business and Marketing. Shannon’s past employment included Comcast, Bell Atlantic, Harrisburg Magazine, Clipper Magazine, and John Hancock. She was a member of the American Legion and the New Cumberland First Church of God.

Shannon enjoyed camping, time on the river, gardening, reading, and collecting antique glass and crystals. Some of her best memories include a three-month backpacking trip through Europe, relaxing with Chuck at the beach, and the births of Malachi and Madison. She was fun loving and a loyal friend to her husband, family, friends, and beloved pets, Mia, Eddy, and Teddy.

A Memorial service for Shannon’s friends and family will be held at the New Cumberland First Church of God, 323 Reno Ave. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

We ask her friends to continue posting photos and memories on the FaceBook pages of Shannon and Shelly.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shannon’s honor to a Humane Society of your choice.  


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:25

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Harold Kline

 

 

 

Harold L. Kline (Shorty), 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at the Middletown Home.


He was born on May 30, 1935 in North Lebanon and was the son of the late Robert H. and Grace L. Thierwechter Kline. He was a graduate of Annville High School. Harold was retired from the former Fox’s Market where he worked as a butcher.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra L. Kline in 1999. He is survived by his son Mark Goodman and his wife Carol of Elizabethtown; a niece Rochelle Long of Georgia; two brothers Jim Kline of Lebanon, and Ken Kline of Delaware; and a brother-in-law Terry Goodman.

A tribute to his life will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.


 

 

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Frank Balinosky

 

Frank Steven Balinosky, 82, of Middletown, died from kidney failure on December 27, 2015, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice Unit.FrankBalinoskyWEB

Frank was born November 26, 1933 in Throop, Pa. (Lackawanna Co.) to Frank John and Catherine June (Pochatek) Balinosky.

He attended Middletown High School before enlisting into the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Leyte from 1951-1955. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Co., a member of the American Legion and attended Seven Sorrows BVM Church. An Avid hunter, Frank constructed his own cabin in Grantville, as well as aided his family build their residence in Middletown.

In addition to his parents, Frank “Beans” was preceded in death by his brother Edward John “Pork” Balinosky on August 4, 2014.

He is survived by one uncle Joe Bogolonsky, of Eynon, Pa.; two cousins Sammy Cimilluca, and Frances Marie (Cimilluca) Lenkiewicz of Syracuse, N.Y.; companion Bette (Rouse) Dershem Douple; close friends Diane (Dershem) and Ted Krieder of Lisburn, and Emily (Krieder) and Jason Wolfe of Harrisburg.

Memorial and burial services will be performed at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lebanon VA Hospital, Hospice Unit, 17000 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc. To share online condolences please visit www.cremationsocietyofpa.com.

 

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Irene Thompson

 

Irene H. Thompson, 94, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the Middletown Home.IreneThompsonWEB

She was born on March 3, 1921, in Bell Twp., Pa., and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Martha Horner Harkleroad.

Irene was a teacher for 33 years in the Middletown Area School District at Grandview Elementary School. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Middletown, PSEA, the Middletown Historical Society and the PA Retired Teachers Association. She also helped with Meals on Wheels, the local Food Bank and the Thrift Store, all in Middletown. After her retirement she traveled the world, taking memorable trips to New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. She was also an avid quilter, and created many beautiful, warm blankets for family, friends, and fellow church members. She was a graduate of the Bell Township High School, class of 1940, and received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State Teachers College in 1944.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence Harkleroad.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than 67 years, William R. Thompson; a son Todd W. Thompson and his wife Diane, of York, Pa.; a daughter Nancy Scurci and her husband Marc of Greensburg, Pa.; four grandchildren Nathan T. Thompson and his wife Elissa of Washington, D.C., Nicholas R. Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Brent R. Scurci and his wife Cathy of Irvine, Calif. and Todd P. Scurci of Long Island City, N.Y.; and three great-grandchildren.


A tribute to her life will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 64 Ann St., Middletown, with the Rev. Peggy Spangler and Pastor Dan Gilbert officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.

Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Irene's name may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 64 Ann St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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