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John Hoffman

 

 John A. Hoffman, 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday,
July 11, at the Middletown Home.

 

 He was born on March 23, 1929, in Greencastle and was the son of the late Upton G. and Zola M. Lanehart Hoffman.John Hoffman 7-16

 

 He retired as a store manager for the former A & P Foods; he was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown; a life member of Middletown Anglers and Hunters Association and Greencastle Rescue Hose Company; and was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1947.

 

 He enjoyed poker and bowling; he was a former captain of Middletown Anglers and Hunters Pool League; and he sang in a barbershop quartet. But his greatest joy was spending time with his loving family.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Kurtis L. Hoffman, daughter-in-law Michelle Tynio Hoffman, and two brothers Harold Hoffman and Max Hoffman.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Doris Ann Bowman Hoffman; daughter Kimberly A. Bates and husband James of Middletown; son Kenneth A. Hoffman and wife Deborah Giacomo Hoffman of Durand, Ill.; grandchildren Todd M. Hoch and wife Lisa Baer Hock of Las Vegas, Nev., Justin S. Hoch and Dennis L. Hoffman, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Allison N. Hoffman, Jo Lynn Hoffman, and Jonathan K. Hoffman of Durand, Ill.; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

 

 A Tribute to his life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Robert Graybill, his pastor officiating.

 

 A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

 Burial will immediately follow the service at Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Online condolences can be sent www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:32

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Charles Behney

 

 Charles E. “Sonny” Behney, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 8, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Charles Beheny 7-16

 

 He was born in Mount Carmel on June 19, 1932 to the late George and Josephine Wagner Behney.

 

 He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg; was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal; he was manager for 48 years at the former Behney Motors, Middletown; he loved going to the casinos and painting pictures; and every summer he looked forward to selling his famous homegrown tomatoes. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy M. Cobaugh Behney of 53 years, four brothers, and four sisters.  

 

 He is survived by his loving daughters Trudy M. Walmer and husband James of Hershey, and Deborah L. Miller and husband David of Middletown; brother James Behney of Harrisburg; grandson Justin M. Anderson, Esq. of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 Graveside services with full military honors was held on Saturday at Middletown Cemetery, with the Very Reverend Edward J. Quinlan officiating. 

 

 There was no viewing or visitation.

 

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, Pa., to handle the arrangements.

 

 Online Condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:25

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Pauline Quaca

Pauline T. Quaca, 88, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 2, at Middletown Home.

 She was born on June 5, 1926 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Paul and Hilda Markey Bauchmoyer.


 She was a homemaker; a member of St. Pete’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; she enjoyed knitting, gardening; and she especially enjoyed the love of her family.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John W. Quaca Jr., brother Paul, and sister Evelyn.


 She is survived by her daughter Paula L. Staub and husband Gerald of Middletown; sister Gloria Chiarella of Middletown; grandson Thomas J. Staub and wife Amanda of Harrisburg; great-granddaughter Emilee Staub; and several nieces and nephews.


 A Tribute to her life was held on Monday at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Reverend Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.


 Burial was in Middletown Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Building Fund, Spring and Union Streets, Middletown, PA  17057.

 The Family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., to handle the arrangements.
 Online condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 18:56

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Dorothy Ierley

Dorothy B. “Dot” Hummel Ierley, 100, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully at Manor Caare, Elizabethtown on June 30.

She was born on January 30, 1914 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Elias and Amelia Boyer Hummel.


 She was a homemaker, and a member of Middletown Church of God.


 In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Earl S. Ierley, son Larry E. Ierley, and sister Anna Finnegan.


 She is survived by her daughter-in-law Wilma Jeanne Ierley, with whom she lived; two grandchildren Michael Ierley (Bonnie Sue Rosini) of Middletown, and Karen Sue Givler (Benjamin Givler) of Hershey; one great-grandson Jeffrey Allan Kramer Jr.

 A Graveside service for Dot was held on Saturday at Middletown Cemetery, with the Rev. Kimberly Shiffler officiating. 


 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, Middletown, to handle the arrangements.


 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 18:55

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Joan Glasmire

 

Joan Louise Vanatta Glasmire, 81, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 28, at Middletown Home, surrounded by her loving family.

 

 She was born in Harrisburg, on September 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Markwood and Emma Kohlhaas Vanatta.

 

 Joan was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steelton and she was a former member of Middletown Interfaith Housing. She enjoyed many things in life but the love she shared with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was her greatest joy.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Betty Eshenour, brother Kenneth Vanatta, and son-in-law Floyd Breeden.

 

 Joan is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Edgar Allen Glasmire; five children Glenn (Nancy) Glasmire of Chesterton, Ind., Karen (Michael) Ryan of Mechanicsville, Va., Gayle Breeden of Stephens City, Va., Alan Glasmire of Coraopolis, Pa., and Brian (Joanne) Glasmire of Middletown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to her life will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at her church, 39 N. 2nd St., Steelton, with the Rev. Carol Parr officiating. 

 

 Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the church. 

 

 Burial immediately following will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

 

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. to handle the funeral arrangements. 

 

 Memorial Contributions may be made in Joan’s name to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 N. 2nd St., Steelton, PA 17113.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:15

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Floyd Gutshall Jr.

 

Floyd F. Gutshall Jr., 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 28, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

 

 Floyd was born in New Cumberland on November 21, 1932 and was the son of the late Floyd F. Sr. and Sara P. Hartman Gutshall. Floyd Gutshall 7-2

 

 He was a 1951graduate of Hershey High School, and was a member of Geyers United Methodist Church, Middletown. Floyd was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, worked as an equipment operator at Olmsted Air Force Base, and retired as a pest controller at New Cumberland Army Depot. 

 

 He enjoyed working in his yard, building, hunting, and motorcycles, but his greatest joy was the love he received from his family. Floyd was a longtime volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and he also delivered Meals on Wheels.

 

 In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by a sister Dawn Nye, and a brother Newton Gutshall.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley M. Kunkel Gutshall; daughter Judith A., wife of David Cherry of Duncannon; son Thad A. Gutshall of Sterling, Va.; sister Diane Bomberger of Titusville, Fla.; two grandchildren Kyle R. Cherry and Casey A. Cherry; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 A Tribute to his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating. 

 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. 

 

 Burial will be at a later date in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

 

 Memorial contributions in Floyd’s name may be made to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:12

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George Shipper

 

George R. “Uncle Joe,” “Taps”
Shipper Jr., 84, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 23, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. George Shipper 7-2

 

 He was born in Middletown on October 18, 1929 and was the son of the late George R. Sr. and Lila C. Burkett Shipper. 

 

 He was a self-employed master carpenter, contractor, farmer, and historian; was of the Protestant faith and attended the Newport Assembly of God Church in Newport; he was also a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the NRA; and he served in the United States Army during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal Japan. George enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, but his greatest joy came from the love he received and time spent with his family and friends.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife June B. Shipper in 1999, an infant daughter Melanie Shipper, and three sisters Anna Garretson, Alice Feigel, and Patricia Bower.

 

 He is survived by his loving daughters Deborah and husband Stephen McCrady, and Lynette and husband Brian Zern, all of Shermansdale; sister Doris “Topper” Boyer of New Cumberland; grandchildren Chad and wife Susan McCrady, Stacey and husband Troy Campbell, and Shannon and husband Shane Wiest, all of Shermansdale; great-grandchildren Hunter and Alicia McCrady, Colton Campbell, and Addison and Olivia Wiest; half brother James Shipper of Royalton; nephew Darryl Trace; niece Karen and husband Ralph Hardy; dear lifetime friends Richard and Gloria Bibb and family; and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to his life was held on Friday at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with Pastor Gary Bellis officiating. 

 

 Burial with Military Honors was in Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Newport Assembly of God Royal Rangers, 253 N. 6th St., Newport, PA 17074.  

 

 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:06

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Charles Barilla

 

Charles P. “Phil” Barilla, 89, of Middletown, passed away on Saturday, June 21, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Phyllis M. Updegraff Barilla, who died May 17, 2002. Charles Barilla 6-25

 

 Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Phillip A. and Maude Schaeffer Barilla.

 

 Phil retired from the Commonwealth of PA, where he worked as an electrician for 20 years, and also retired from the former Olmsted Air Force Base, where he had worked 25 years. He was a United States Army, Battle of the Bulge veteran of World War II. Phil returned from World War II after earning a Bronze Star and enlisted in the PA National Guard serving during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown, and he loved cars, and enjoyed meticulously caring for his home and yard.

 

 He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Barilla.

 

 He is survived by two children Gaye M. Turpin (Irv), and Charles “Chuck” Barilla (Sue), all of Middletown; a brother Robert Barilla (Barbara) of Middletown; four grandchildren Michelle Heaster, Megan Sommer (Lazslo), Kelly Hurst (Norm), and Doug Carpenter (Erica); and eight great-grandchildren. 

 

 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Phil’s Life Celebration service at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 27 at Coble-Reber Funeral Home, 208 N. Union St., Middletown, with Pastor Britt Strohecker officiating.  

 

 Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.  

 

 Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.  

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:56

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Grace Smink

 

Grace M. “Mary” Smink, 93, formerly of Middletown and currently of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday, June 16, at the Christus Sister Mary Hospice Center, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

 She was born on May 5, 1921 in Shamokin, and was the daughter of the late David Ellsworth Hoffa and Muriel Leticia Rickertt.

 

 She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, was a past president of Seven Sorrows Chapter of National Council of Catholic Women, former chairman of the Steelton Deanery of the National Council of Catholic Women, auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary, 25-year member of the Seven Sorrows Funeral Luncheon committee, a charter member and officer of the Seven Sorrows Golden Group, a volunteer at the annual Seven Sorrows Lenten Fish Fry, and she participated in the Seven Sorrows Community Walk. She was a founding and charter member of the Middletown Boys Club, and a member of the Londonderry Seniors. 

 

 She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Lawrence Smink. 

 

 She is survived by her daughter Grayce Earhart of Middletown, and her two sons Russell Charles Earhart Jr. and Bryon Lee, both of Middletown; son Larry Smink of San Antonio, and his three daughters Lauren Stehling, Elaine Bohnert, and Alison Burkholder; brother Kenneth Hoffa of Middletown; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. 

 

 Burial was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Local Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  

   

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.

 

 Online condolences can be sent to matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com. 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:39

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:16

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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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:23

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