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Thomas Casey



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 Thomas Patrick Casey of Pipe Creek, Texas, formerly of Middletown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23.


 Tom spent his youth in Middletown, attending Seven Sorrows Catholic School and Middletown Area High School. In his youth he participated in baseball, basketball, swimming, and Scouting organizations. Prior to his senior year, and following the closure of Olmsted AFB, Tom and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and was assigned to bases in Texas. After his service he had several occupations before settling on a long career with a large supermarket chain based in San Antonio. 


 Thomas was a kind and caring man who loved his family and friends, as well as his dogs. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.


 Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Casey, and his sisters Mary Jane and Kathleen. 


 He is survived by his brothers Daniel (Deborah) of East Hanover, Michael of Pipe Creek, and Brian (Laurie) of Helotes, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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Allen Adams


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 Allen “Jack” Adams, 80, of Liverpool, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 28, after a long battle with cancer. 


 He was born on November 20, 1934 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Walter E. and Helen Berstler Adams. 


 He was a Korean War veteran, a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown, Moose Lodge 596, Elizabethtown, and Middletown Anglers and Hunters. 


 In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Gail Cover Adams, brothers Paul, Charles and Francis, and sisters Lois McKee and Mary Hoke. 


 He is survived by his love, Fawn; two sons Jerry W. Fairview and Daniel of Liverpool; Erin Twilley of Mt. Pleasant Mills; sister Linda Hoover of Burlington, N.C.; brother Walter E. Adams Jr. of Whitehall, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 


 A Tribute to his life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. 


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Jean Brodie


Jean E. Kamykoski Brodie, 57, of Steelton, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 25, at Harrisburg Hospital.


 She was born on November 3, 1957 in Harrisburg, and was the daughter of the late Stephen B. and Elizabeth Leonard Kamykoski.


 Jean was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg and a former member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. She loved taking care of her loving family and spending time with her grandchildren.


 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jeremy Brodie, who died on January 22, 2015.


 She is survived by her loving husband David T. Brodie of Steelton; sons Zach S. Brodie and wife Caitlin of Linglestown, and Nicholas D. Brodie of Bressler; daughter Jessica A. Brodie of Middletown; sister Judy A. Lewis of Harrisburg; and grandchildren Carter Zeiters of Middletown and Rya Brodie of Linglestown.


 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated: Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, with the Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Middletown Cemetery.


 Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.  


 Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s honor to the American Breast Cancer Society, 1220 East Joppa Rd., Towson, MD 21286.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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