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Charlotte Chubb

 

Charlotte Ann Chubb, 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 3, 1929, in Mount Joy and was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Florence Heilig Bennett.

Charlotte was retired from the Middletown School District and was very well known as the cafeteria worker to the students for many years of her dedicated service to the school district; she was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she served as a past president, and the Middletown Historical Society and its craft fair; she was involved with Interfaith Food Pantry; and was a graduate of Mount Joy High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry A. Chubb.

She is survived by her children Edward H. Chubb and wife Barbara of Harrisburg, Carol Chubb Jones and husband Raymond of Middletown, and Jack B. Chubb and wife Deanna of Camp Hill; grandchildren Adam Chubb and wife Emily, Allison Chubb, Casey Jones and wife Caley, Amanda Jones, Molly Jones, and Samantha Chubb; and great-grandchildren Lena, Brynn, Cole Jones, and Charlotte Chubb.

Services for Charlotte: Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, her pastor, officiating.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, and a visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.

Burial will follow the service at the Middletown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, PA 17057, or to Middletown Historical Society, 29 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:42

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Frances Barb

 

Frances H. “Susie” Barb, 63, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 24, at Harrisburg Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.FrancisBarbWEB

She was born on September 22, 1951, in Mahanoy City and was the daughter of the late Arthur Garfield Sr. and Helen Frances Babinsky Williams.

Frances was a homemaker for her loving family; was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Middletown; was a graduate of Middletown Area High School Class of 1969; she enjoyed sewing, being a wonderful seamstress; and was a receptionist at G & G Dance Studio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Barbara Stone, and brothers Arthur Williams Jr. and Joseph Williams.

She is survived by her husband Ronald D. Barb Sr.; daughter Stacy A. Barb, and son Ronald D. Barb Jr. and wife Jodi, all of Middletown; grandchildren Nathan and Kasey Barb; sister Becky Biter and husband Keith; brothers Mark Williams and wife Belle, and Thomas Williams and wife Cindy, all of Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ted Keating, her pastor, as celebrant.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family has entrusted the care to The Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057.

Online condolences can be sent to http://www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:00

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Margaret Stapleton

 

Margaret M. Stapleton, 84, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home on Sunday, March 22. For a full obituary, visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:32

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John Gaughan

 

 John P. Gaughan, 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home on Friday, March 20, surrounded by his loving family.

 

 For a full obituary, please visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:30

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Austin Basore

 

Austin M. Basore, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 22, at Middletown Home, Middletown.

 

 He was born on July 24, 1924 in Oberlin and was the son of the late Brenton D. Basore and A. Leora Commer Nebinger.

 

 Austin was retired from Stroehman Bakery; was of the Protestant faith; and he enjoyed coin collecting and watching the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

 He served in the United States Army holding the rank of Tech Sergeant during World War II and received three Bronze stars, American Theatre Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal for his courageous service and dedication. He was captured during the Battle of The Bulge, the largest battle fought in the Western Front in Europe by the German Army and became a prisoner of war. After several months as a POW he was freed by the 82nd Airborne Division. 

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Basore, daughter Catherine A. Basore, and grandson Thomas J. Specht.

 

 He is survived by his sons David J. Basore of Penbrook, Ronald L. Basore and wife Diane of Palmyra, and Robert R. Basore and wife Shelly of California; daughter Charlene G. Parr and husband Richard of Shiremanstown; brothers Lee Basore of Landsdale, Gene Nebinger of Harrisburg, and Chapman Nebinger of Pittsburgh; sister Janet Boward of New Cumberland; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandson.

 

 Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

 The family has entrusted the care to 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, 24 March 2015 15:28

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Catherine Mrakovich

Catherine “Kay” M. Mrakovich, 95, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 18, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

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She was born on March 25, 1919, in Middletown and was the daughter of the late William and Jennie Snavely Steinruck.

Catherine retired from Olmsted Air Force Base and Joe the Motorist; and she was a member of Moose Lodge 410, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 594, and St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Steve Mrakovich, son Benny M. Bennett, and brother Donald Steinruck.

Catherine is survived by her daughter-in-law Florence W. Bennett of Harrisburg; granddaughter Vicki Root and her husband David of Millsboro, Del., grandson Timothy Bennett of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandchildren Heather Hague, Allison Acheson, Kelly Pensinger, Laura Root, Kathryn Bennett and Violet Bennett; and six great-great- granddaughters.

Service for Catherine: Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Middletown Home Chapel, 999 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, her pastor, officiating.

A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel of Middletown Home.
Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.

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

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

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 13:36

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John Umbrell

 

John S. Umbrell, 87, formerly of Middletown and Elizabethtown, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. He was the husband of the late Edith E. Harbold Umbrell, who died June 6, 2002.

Born in Oberlin, he the son of the late Guy and Mary Emery Umbrell. JohnUmbrellWEB

John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a farmer, and then as a truck driver along the East Coast for Davis Landscaping and for the Press And Journal, Middletown. John enjoyed spending time with his family and working in his yard.

He was preceded in death by a grandson Shane A. McCurdy.

He is survived by his children, Linda K. Fahnestock (the late Donald), and Dennis L. Umbrell (Linda K.), all of Elizabethtown, Brenda L. Feaser of Harrisburg, and Kimberly M. Spotts (Timothy J.) of Lititz; his sister Betty Fisher (Leroy) of Hummelstown; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend John’s Life Celebration: Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Coble-Reber Funeral Home, 208 N. Union St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kenton Kreider officiating.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the funeral home, and Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

Interment with military honors will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Harrisburg Office, 2595 Interstate Dr., Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,  1359 Broadway, Suite 1509,  New York, NY 10018.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:00

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Betty Bitner

 

Betty L. Bitner, 86, of Palmyra, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 15. Services will be held on Thursday, March 19, at 8 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

 

 For full obituary please visit www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:48

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Patricia Rhine

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Patricia A. Rhine, 72, of Middletown, returned home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 11, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

 

 Born January 25, 1943 in Sylvania, she was a daughter of Ruth H. Brian Morgan of Roaring Branch and the late Robert E. Morgan Sr. 

 

 She was a member of Valley Baptist Church, Middletown.

 

 She was preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Rhine Stick, and niece Shelly Harkness Holdren.

 

 Surviving in addition to her mother, is her husband of 43 years, John H. Rhine; children Kim Rhine Condran (Mark), and Jeff Rhine (Dana), all of Middletown; siblings Bonnie Nash (Garth), Sandy Harkness (Roger), and Bob Morgan, all of Troy, Gail Bryington (John) of Roaring Branch, and Dick Morgan (Rosi) of Troy; grandchildren Bradley and Aubree Stick, and Larae, Faith and Elizabeth Rhine; and nieces and nephews and other extended family.

 Private interment will be in Middletown Cemetery.

 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

 

 Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:47

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Carmella Kello

 

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 Carmella Joan Kello, 79, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Sunday, March 15.

 Carmella was born in Kingston, Pa. on August 17, 1935, a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Confortini Vigo. 

 

 She worked in the accounting department for the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg for over 10 years before her retirement. She was a fun-loving, kindhearted person who everyone loved as soon as they met her. Carmella enjoyed reading, ceramics, bowling, and helping out wherever she could. She was very involved with her children’s activities, from being a Den Mother, to coaching softball, to sitting on the PTA. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, especially taking cruises and a trip to the Black Hills. She was selfless and inclusive, often sacrificing to ensure others had what they needed. She will be dearly missed.

 

 She is survived by her children, Paul F. Kello and his wife Sharon of Harrisburg, Marcello A. Kello of New Cumberland, and Laura A. Krodel and her husband Karl of Middletown; grandchildren Cara Krodel (Michael Smotherman), Brett Krodel, Kerri Kello (Michael Hadley), Kelsi Kello, Nicholas Krodel, and Julia Kello; sisters Gemma Answini (Dominick) of West Wyoming, Pa., and Frances Moses of California; and nieces and nephews Roseann Barnes, Michael Kello, Dominick Answini, Carla Answini, Jack Moses, and Michelle Moses; and her former husband, Paul D. Kello.

 

 A time of visitation: Saturday, March 21 from 10 to 11 a.m., with a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:44

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Jeffrey Games

 

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Jeffrey P. Games, 53, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, surrounded by his loving family, at Hershey Medical Center, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer.

 

 Jeff was born in Berea, Ohio and was the son of Arlene Rintala Games and the late John N. Games Sr.

 

 He graduated from Middletown Area High School, class of 1979, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1980, proudly serving his country for seven years. After being Honorably Discharged, he attended Clarion University, studying computer science. In 1990 he began his information technology career for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. After 24 successful years as a commonwealth employee, he retired in August 2014.

 

 Jeff enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, clamming and vacationing on Hatteras Island, N.C. He also enjoyed woodworking and being the “cook” at his brother-in-law’s family parties. He also cherished the time coaching sports teams for his children, which included football, track and soccer. His greatest love, however, was being a proud father to his two children.

 

 He was preceded in death by his father John N. Games Sr., and his nephew Michael Games.

 

 Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Deanna Galli Games; his children Travis and Emily; mother Arlene Games of Harrisburg; brother John N. Jr. (Kathryn) Games of New Orleans, La.; many brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

 

 Funeral Services: Noon on Friday, March 20, at Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg.  

 

 A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, and from 11 a.m. until time of the servce on Friday at the funeral home.

 

 Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:41

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