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Herbert Henderson II


Herbert P. Henderson II “Hesh”, 51, of Lancaster, died Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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He was born April 23, 1964, the son of Dr. Herbert P. and Audra L. Pehowic Henderson of Middletown.

Hesh grew up in Middletown, and was a 1982 graduate of Middletown Area High School, where he was a letterman in basketball and football. A 1986 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, he went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1989. Hesh was an attorney, having practiced law in Elizabethtown and Lancaster throughout his career. He was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Elizabethtown. He was active with Willowood Swim Team, Elizabethtown, when his children swam, and loved to watch his daughters dance with their dance schools and on their college dance teams. Hesh loved his kids more than anything, and enjoyed traveling to see them in school, whether at the Air Force Academy, IUP, or Penn State. He was an active community member during his law career. He was a brother of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, at Duquesne. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers. And Hesh was a KISS fan.

He was predeceased in death by Stanley and Ella Hevel Pehowic, maternal grandparents, and Jack Davis, paternal grandfather, and several aunts and uncles. In addition to his parents, Hesh is survived by his three adoring children, Capt. Aarron (USAF) of Philadelphia, Alaina of Phoenixville, Pa., and Nikelle of Harrisburg and State College. Additionally Hesh is survived by two sisters, Julie and husband Tom Willis of San Francisco, Calif., and Kellie of Elizabethtown; and one brother Mark and wife Nicole of Middletown. He had three nephews, William Doremus of Elizabethtown, and Davis and Jude Henderson of Middletown. He loved them all very much.

He will be remembered as a loving, giving father, a caring son, an adventuresome brother, and an intelligent, passionate attorney. And he will be missed.

Services were held at the convenience of the family, with arrangements by the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

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Harry Kerstetter


Harry L. Kerstetter Sr., 94, of Middletown, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at his home.HarryKerstetter8-12PJ

He was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service; was a United States Army veteran of World War II; and was a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown and VFW Post 1532, Sunbury.

Harry is survived by his wife of 72 years, Catherine J. Robinson Kerstetter; his children Patricia A., Mary S., Harry L. Jr., Robert C., and Joan L.; his grandchildren Keith A., Gina M., Matthew W., Shelly L., Tammy A., Leslie J., and Taylor N.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TX 38148-0142.

Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home, Harrisburg is handling arrangements.


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