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Harold A. Chapman


Harold A. Chapman, 67, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 9, 1951 in Middletown and was the loving son of the late Harold N. Chapman and Sarah (Martinez) China.

Harold retired from H.B. Reese Candy Company after 38 years of service. After retirement he decided to get a part time job as a machine operator at Ames Industries in Elizabethtown. He was a member of the Big Buck Archery, Field and Stream, NRA, Middletown American Legion, and AL-Anon. Harold enjoyed many things including hunting, fishing, boating and spending time at his camp in Raystown. He loved spending time in the outdoors with his many friends, but his greatest love was his family!

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his granddaughter Amanda Mroz.

Harold is survived by his wife of 48 years Dena (Porr) Chapman; daughters, Sherry Chapman (Christopher Urban), and Christine Mroz; granddaughters, Alicia Boorse, and Gabrielle Mroz; five great-grandchildren, Malayah Boorse, Kamriee Rhinesmith, Daniel Bretz, Lucus Rhinesmith, Gracelyn Mroz and baby number six on the way; sisters, Cindy Cox, Kathy Evans (Charles); and several nieces and nephews.

A tribute to Harold’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA, with the Minister Ryan Welker officiating. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Harold’s name to the Elizabeth Loranzo iCare Foundation, 737 Adelia St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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