John “Jack” R. Sellers, 87, of Middletown, passed away at home peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 16, 2015.
Born September 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Myrle and Beatrice Hummel Sellers. In addition to his parents, he was proceded in death by his brother, Gerald A. Sellers.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth Krepps Sellers; daughters Kathy Ann (Tom) Dupes, and Jackie Lynn (Sam) Rainal; grandchildren Samual J. (Heather) Rainal, Michelle (Grant) Garrison, Anthony (Jenifer) Henrich, and Bethany (Mark) Tomassetti; and great-grandchildren Sammy J., and Brianna L. Rainal, Isabella F., Alexander M., and Maximus A. Tomassetti, and Leyla A. Henrich. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Reese-Bernegger of Arizona. In addition to those named, Jack will be missed by his numerous friends for his sense of humor and kind heart.
A 1946 graduate of Middletown High School, Jack remained a loyal fan of the Middletown Blue Raiders. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an active lifetime member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown. Jack was a former Past Master of the Prince Edwin-Spring Creek Masonic Lodge, Middletown. He retired from Capitol Products, Mechanicsburg.
A tribute to John’s life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, Spruce and Water Streets, Middletown, with the Rev. Robert Graybill officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Inurnment with full military honors will be at the convenience of the family in Middletown Cemetery.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown to handle funeral arrangements. The family extends deepest gratitude to the staff of the Compassionate Care Hospice. They provided loving comfort during a most difficult time. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.