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Richard M. Pickel


Richard M. Pickel, 69, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 8, 1948 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Marlin and Ruth (Hoffer) Pickel.

Rick was retired from the Federal Government where he was a supervisor. He was also a member of the Middletown First Church of God, American Legion Post 594, VFW Post 1620, Moose Lodge 410, and Anglers and Hunters, all of Middletown.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harvey Stine.

He is survived by his loving children, Steven W. and Greg T. Pickel; a sister, JoAnn F. Stine, a niece, DollyJo A. Akins; a great-nephew Elijah W. Akins and his girlfriend Gail M. Matthews.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.

Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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