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Marlin A. Heisey


Marlin A. Heisey, 87, of Middletown, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Frey Village Retirement Center. He was the loving husband of Grace N. (Nye) Heisey and they were happily married for over 66 years.

Marlin was born on July 16, 1929 in Bainbridge, Pa. and was the loving son of the late Harvey and Ada Heisey.

Marlin was a member of the Swatara Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He worked as a vending supervisor, a barber and enjoyed hunting, camping and playing cards. Marlin and Grace were also house parents for Milton Hershey School in their younger years.

In addition to his wife, Marlin is survived by his son Ronald D. and wife Cindy Heisey of West Henrietta, N.Y.; his daughter Bonnie L. Malloy of Middletown; four grandchildren Tiffany, Jeremy, Brandon and Preston; six great-grandchildren; and his sister Betty Roeting.

A tribute to Marlin’s life will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Middletown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3235 Foxianna Road, Middletown, Pa., with the Brother John Buchert leading the service. Viewing hours will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday in the Kingdom Hall.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Swatara Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1420 Gibson Street, Harrisburg, PA 17113, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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