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Anthony Matala

 

Anthony J. Matala, 72, of Hummelstown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

AnthonyMatala9-2WEBHe was born on November 25, 1942, in Eynon, Pa. and was the son of the late Anthony S. and Cecelia Chervinak Matala.

Anthony was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. He enjoyed sports, gardening, coaching, going to his grandchildren's sporting events, but his greatest joy of all came from the love he gave and received from his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately called him Pappy.

He was a graduate of Archbald High School and The University of Scranton. He was retired from the Federal Government where he was an accountant for the United States Army Security Assistance Command, and he later was employed at Dauphin County where he was on the Tip Staff at the Dauphin County Courthouse.

In addition to his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by a brother James F. Matala.

Anthony is survived by his loving companion of 26 years, Joanne Wren, with whom he lived; daughter Stacy L. Armstrong and her husband Robert of Mechanicsburg; son Anthony J. Matala and his wife Sharon of Davidsonville, Md.; grandchildren Lauren and Benjamin Armstrong, Anton, Ava and Cooper Matala, and Kristopher A. Wren; sister Patricia Matala of Eynon, Pa.; and numerous cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant.
There will be a viewing on Sunday, August 30, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 p.m.

Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Anthony’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Donations can be made via www.lls.org/donate or mailed to 3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 450, Alexandria, VA 22304.

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

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:57

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Suzanne Bourgault Barnes

 

In loving memory of Suzanne Bourgault, 44, of Harrisburg, who went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her brother Tom Barnes. Both of you rest in the arms of Jesus.

Suzanne was born on December 8, 1970 and was raised in Middletown.

Suzanne leaves behind her husband, five children, and her mother.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:54

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Jack Nelson

 

Jack Donald Nelson, died on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the age of 83.JackNelsonWEB

He was a resident of Homestead, Fla. and a former resident of Valparaiso, Ind. and Middletown, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elener Kohr Nelson; his son Bruce Nelson of Valparaiso, Ind. and wife Jody; his daughter Gail Nelson Severt of Wakefield, Mass. and husband David; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Online memorial can be found at http://floridafuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2221994/Jack-Nelson/.

 Donations or flowers are not necessary, but if so inclined, please support either Opportunity Enterprises (www.oppent.org), or Housing Families (www.housingfamilies.org). These are organizations for which Bruce Nelson and Gail Nelson Severt are actively involved.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:50

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Wilma Pillsbury

 

 Wilma Zerbe Pillsbury, 86, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Sunday, August 16.

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She was born in Pottsville, Pa. on April 2, 1929. Two-and-a-half years later, her brother Elias (Eli) was born. Wilma was on the girl’s basketball team in high school. She received some office/bookkeeping courses, and worked in the field all her life. In 1947 she married Charles Yetter. In 1950, she gave birth to a daughter, Rosemary. In 1952, a son Charles (Chuck) arrived. In 1954, the family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


She lived in California in the 60s and early 70s. She married Joseph Thomas Lee. In the late 70s Wilma and Tom moved to Bradenton. After Tom died in 1985, Wilma became very active in church. She served as a treasurer for the church for some time. She changed denomination, and found the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bradenton, where she was introduced to Albert Pillsbury by his brother, pastor Clarence (Leroy) Pillsbury.


Wilma and Albert traveled the eastern United States many times visiting friends and relatives. Pennsylvania was often their destination as brother Eli lived in Middletown. Remembering her heritage, she would sometimes spout words and phrases in Pennsylvania Dutch. She liked to tell the story of the house her parents bought when she was a girl. The house was ordered from a catalog and shipped in pieces for them to assemble.


Condolences can be made to the family at www.manasotamemorial.com. An expanded obituary/tribute is available at this website.  

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:27

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Evelyn Hoover

 

Evelyn Mae Hoover, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.EvelynHooverWEB

She was born the daughter of the late Clayton and Beatrice Paul on December 2, 1924, in Dauphin County.

She was a retired seamstress from the Hestico Dress Factory in Hummelstown.

She loved her home in Florida and camping in Huntingdon County, and also loved gardening, sewing, cooking, and just spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Russell, her son John, and her sister Shirley.

She is survived by her daughters Shirley Wendal and Doris Jean Wedge of Duncannon; a son Samuel Zimmerman (wife Faye) of Millersburg; eight granddaughters Dolly Cain, Kimberly Hoover and Lori Smith (husband Paul), all of Middletown, DJ Rogers (husband Joshua) of North Carolina, Angela Mathias (husband Tom) of Virginia, Connie Emus (husband Cliff) of Ohio, Carol Miller (husband Neal) of Millersburg, and Brenda Miller of Halifax; one grandson Rick Zimmerman (wife Jerri) of Halifax; plus several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in honor of Evelyn.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:25

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Annette W. Floyd

 

Annette W. Floyd, 79, of Palmyra, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center. She was the loving wife of James Floyd.

 

 Born August 9, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. and Ruth Hoffman Whitman.

 

 Annette had varied careers. She was a certified elementary school teacher, who worked as a substitute teacher in the Middletown School District. She was the Executive Director of the Middletown area Chapter of the American Red Cross and was a part-time employee of B&G Lumber in Elizabethtown.

 

She volunteered much of her time with the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America and the National Day of Prayer. God and her family were the center of her life.

 

 In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by her three sons, David, Mark (Jill), and John (Janna); and her grandchildren, Anna, Daniel, Heidi, Rebekah, Samuel, Benjamin, Emma and Katherine.

 

 A memorial service will be held Friday, August 21, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Spring St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Eckert officiating.

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 17:28

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Samuel Carrera

 

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 Samuel J. Carrera, 97, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown. 

 

 Sam was born on June 7, 1918 in Scranton, and was the son of the late Salvatore and Rose Johns Carrera. 

 

 He was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, the former Steelton V.F.W. post 710, and the Middletown American Legion Post 594. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served during World War II. Sam also was retired from the federal government where he worked as an inspector for civil services. 

 

 In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 75 years, Elizabeth M. Carrera in 2008, his son Richard J. Carrera in 1969, two brothers Joseph Carrera and Michael Carrera, and a sister Theresa Frank. 

 

 Samuel is survived by his loving children Salvatore G. and wife Cheryl Carrera of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Alfred C. Carrera  and his significant other, Joyce Mellott of Harrisonville, Pa., Robert J. and wife Ruth Carrera of Enola, and James J. Carrera of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren. 

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St. Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 

 

 There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Friday in the narthex of the church. 

 

 Burial with full military honors by the Dauphin County Honor Guard will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Middletown. 

 

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

 

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

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:40

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Thomas Granger

 

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Thomas C. Granger, 58, of Middletown entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

 

 He was born on June 27, 1957 in Harrisburg, and was the son of Ethel Shultz Granger and the late Earl W. Granger. 

 

 Tom was a former employee at HACC where he worked on computers. He enjoyed tinkering with computers and also loved music. 

 

 In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his three siblings Sharon Lee, wife of Kelly Kreiser of Royalton, Wanda A., wife of Ed Miller of Londonderry, and Timothy A. Granger of Hershey; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

 There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown. At the request of the family, there will be no service following the viewing, however, friends are encouraged to share a memory of Tom after the viewing.

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:39

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Herbert Henderson II

 

Herbert P. Henderson II “Hesh”, 51, of Lancaster, died Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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He was born April 23, 1964, the son of Dr. Herbert P. and Audra L. Pehowic Henderson of Middletown.


Hesh grew up in Middletown, and was a 1982 graduate of Middletown Area High School, where he was a letterman in basketball and football. A 1986 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, he went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1989. Hesh was an attorney, having practiced law in Elizabethtown and Lancaster throughout his career. He was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Elizabethtown. He was active with Willowood Swim Team, Elizabethtown, when his children swam, and loved to watch his daughters dance with their dance schools and on their college dance teams. Hesh loved his kids more than anything, and enjoyed traveling to see them in school, whether at the Air Force Academy, IUP, or Penn State. He was an active community member during his law career. He was a brother of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, at Duquesne. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers. And Hesh was a KISS fan.


He was predeceased in death by Stanley and Ella Hevel Pehowic, maternal grandparents, and Jack Davis, paternal grandfather, and several aunts and uncles. In addition to his parents, Hesh is survived by his three adoring children, Capt. Aarron (USAF) of Philadelphia, Alaina of Phoenixville, Pa., and Nikelle of Harrisburg and State College. Additionally Hesh is survived by two sisters, Julie and husband Tom Willis of San Francisco, Calif., and Kellie of Elizabethtown; and one brother Mark and wife Nicole of Middletown. He had three nephews, William Doremus of Elizabethtown, and Davis and Jude Henderson of Middletown. He loved them all very much.

He will be remembered as a loving, giving father, a caring son, an adventuresome brother, and an intelligent, passionate attorney. And he will be missed.


Services were held at the convenience of the family, with arrangements by the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.


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




 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:26

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Harry Kerstetter

 

Harry L. Kerstetter Sr., 94, of Middletown, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at his home.HarryKerstetter8-12PJ

He was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service; was a United States Army veteran of World War II; and was a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown and VFW Post 1532, Sunbury.



Harry is survived by his wife of 72 years, Catherine J. Robinson Kerstetter; his children Patricia A., Mary S., Harry L. Jr., Robert C., and Joan L.; his grandchildren Keith A., Gina M., Matthew W., Shelly L., Tammy A., Leslie J., and Taylor N.; and 10 great-grandchildren.



Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TX 38148-0142.


Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home, Harrisburg is handling arrangements. www.wiedmanfuneralhome.com


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:21

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Doris Reigle

 

Doris May Reigle, 84, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.DorisReigl8-5WEB

She was born on January 8, 1931 in Royalton, and was the daughter of the late James and Elva May Weirich Kreiser.

Doris was a retired clerk at the New Cumberland Army Depot, and enjoyed baking and cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harvey (Hen) Reigle in 1983, three brothers Denny, Edward and James Kreiser, and two sisters Joyce Kreiser and Dorothy Herring.

Doris is survived by her two sons Terry L. Reigle, and Richard A. Reigle and wife Carolyn Price all of Middletown; three sisters Nancy Miller, Linda Warner, and Bonnie Ruggle; three brothers Robert, Larry, and Michael Kreiser; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A tribute to her life: Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. John Shiery officiating.

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

Burial will be at a later date in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 12:26

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