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Gloria Chiarella

 Gloria F. Chiarella (Bauchmoyer), 85, of Middletown, Pa., passed away with family by her side on September 27, 2016, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.
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 A loving, gentle, kind, and positive force to her family and all those around her, she was adored by all. Born in Middletown, Pa. on March 28, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Hilda (Markey) Bauchmoyer. She was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1949, and enjoyed monthly luncheons with her longtime friends. Her family owned and operated Bauchmoyer’s Grocery on East High Street in Middletown until the 1960s.

 She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Vincent Chiarella, as well as her sister Pauline (Bauchmoyer) Quaca and husband John, her sister Evelyn (Bauchmoyer) McKelvey, and her brother Paul Bauchmoyer, originally of Middletown, Pa.

 She is survived by a daughter, Victoria (Chiarella) Vitolo and husband Joseph of Halifax, Pa.; and grandchildren, Angelina of Akron, Pa. and Vincent of Adamsburg, Pa.; also surviving are sons, Joseph Chiarella of Camp Hill, and Anthony and Paula (Mohney) Chiarella of Dillsburg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 A one-hour viewing will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday October 1, 2016, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1439 Market Street, Harrisburg, where she was a member for 57 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the viewing. 

 She will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery in West Hanover Township immediately following the Mass.

 Her wishes were that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1439 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103.

 The Dailey Funeral Home is honored to serve the Chiarella family.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:50

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Donald Engle

Donald G. Engle, 85, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 26, 2016, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the widower of Nancy J. (Graham) Engle.DonaldEngle10 5 WEB

Donald was born on November 15, 1930 in Florin, Pa., the son of the late Jacob Z. and Anna E. (Garver) Engle.

He was a member of Prince Edwin-Spring Creek F&AM Lodge No. 486. Don was a retired printer from Continental Press and enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Juniata County.       

Don is survived by his loving daughters, Carol A. and husband Glenn Hemperly of Middletown, and Debra G. Conway of Royalton; four grandchildren, Todd Hemperly, Kelli Golden, Robyn Garza and Tiffany Phan; seven great-grandchildren, Cole and Conner Golden, Mason, Skylar and Sydney Garza, and Nolan and Hadley Phan. He is also survived by a dear friend, Lilly Gofhus, who will always be part of our family.

Services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12 p.m. at The Matinchek Funeral Home, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:40

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Tracey Via

 Tracey L. Via, 46, of Lebanon, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at her home.TraceyVia9 28WEB

 She was born April 22, 1970, in Danville, Pa. and was the loving daughter of Steve Garrison and Carol Duke.

 Tracey truly loved to sing and could often times be heard singing “Amazing Grace” throughout her house with her beautiful voice. She started learning to play the guitar and also enjoyed the beach and taking long walks. She was a free spirited woman and would just love to walk and take in the surrounding scenery.  

 She was preceded in death by a husband, Gary Minnick.

 In addition to her parents, Tracey is survived by her six children, Annastasia Via and her fiancé Rick Blair of Maryland, Anthony Miller and his wife Breanne of Maryland, Sarah Minnick and her fiancé Billy Smith of Maryland, Kathryn Minnick and her fiancé Devon Mallow of Maryland, Megan Martin and her husband Myron of Maryland, and Nathan Minnick of Maryland; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Lorie Lopez, and Virginia Garrison and her fiancé Brian Hicks; brother, Scott Garrison and his fiancée Melissa Still; stepmother, Sue Garrison; her best friend of many years, Cynthia Slomske; as well as 12 nieces and nephews.

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

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the funeral arrangements.

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

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Ruth Bartholomew

 Ruth E. Bartholomew, 93, of Middletown, went home to Jesus on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in the Harrisburg Hospital. She was the widow of Bruce Irvin Bartholomew.

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 Ruth was born on July 16, 1923 in Sunbury, Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar C. and Dorothy E. (Folk) Hummel. 

 She was a member of Bright Hope Fellowship, Middletown and a past member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Middletown. Ruth was a Teacher’s Assistant in Londonderry Elementary for over 36 years. During World War II, she was very proud of being a “Rosie the Riveter.” Ruth’s greatest joys were working with children and spending time with her family.       

 In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her infant twin sons, her brother, two sisters, and her grandson Ryan Hess.

 She is survived by her loving children, Sharon L. Stevens and husband Donald of Mechanicsburg, Lynda L. Fitzpatrick and husband Thomas of Middletown, Timothy A. Bartholomew and wife, Linda, and Mary Ellen Hess and husband Jeffrey, all of Elizabethtown, and Melissa Ann Bartholomew Huntzinger and husband Keith of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 A tribute to her life will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at her church at 345 North Deodate Road, Middletown, Pa. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at her church. 

 Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Pa.
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 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bright Hope Fellowship, or St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 The Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 13:17

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Lois Kiegel

Lois P. Kiegel, 92, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on September 15, 2016, at Masonic Village.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Lewistown, Pa. and was the loving daughter of the late Armstrong and Catherine (Fish) Powell.

She was a 1942 graduate of Middletown High School and also graduated from Central Penn Business School. Lois was a member of Middletown First Church of God. She was a member of the Londonderry Senior Citizens Group as well as the Masonic Widowed Guild.

In addition to her parents Lois is preceded in death by her husband Leonard T. Kiegel.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Kathy Hofsass and her husband Raymond of Lebanon; sister, Judith Kurtz and her husband David of Elizabethtown; brother, Ronald Powell and his wife Doris of Enhaut; a niece, Dianne Powell of Wytheville, Va.; nephew Ronald Powell II and his wife Kathy of Harrisburg; and two great-nephews Ronald Powell III, and Andrew Powell.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

The family has requested that donations may be made in Lois's name to the Middletown First Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, PA 17057 or Bethesda Mission, 2101 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 09:52

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Barry Baumgardner Sr.

Barry Baumgardner Sr., 75, of Steelton, died Monday, September 12, 2016, at his home. He was the son of the late Almeda Rae (Swartley Baumgardner) Peoples and Brenton T. Baumgardner. He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren E. “Sonny” Baumgardner.BarryBaumgardner9 21 WEB

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Bernie Baumgardner; children: daughter, Lorre Cooper; son, Barry Baumgardner Jr.; son-in-law, Shawn Cooper; two grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas Myers; three granddaughters, Madison and Skylar Baumgardner and Alexis Cooper; two brothers, Brenton D. Baumgardner and Steven Baumgardner; and many nieces and nephews.

His class (1958), was the last class to complete a 12 year education in the Steelton High School building and graduate from the Steelton High School auditorium. His class was also the last to receive a Steelton High School class ring (1958)

His vocational career began as a policeman with the Steelton Police Dept. He then was self-employed for almost 25 years, having owned and operated Barry’s Grocery in Steelton, Keystone Super Service in Camp Hill, and Ben’s Exxon Service Station in Harrisburg. He concluded his vocational career as an employee of the PA House of Representatives in 2002.

Barry was a lifetime member of the First Church of God Denomination, being baptized in 1954 by submersion in the Susquehanna River as a member of the Steelton Main Street Church of God. He later served as Sunday School Superintendent, as his grandfather had before him, until its closure after Hurricane Agnes.

He often remarked that having lived in the same block his entire life – he may not have gotten far, and that was okay because his only wish was to be remembered simply as a loyal father, husband and a Steeltonian. He found great joy in giving back to the community.

In the 9th grade, he began collecting Steamroller memorabilia and became a collector of Steamroller records. Later in life, he operated the scoreboard on Cottage Hill and was the official timekeeper for 20 years. Additionally, he wrote many stories about the Steamrollers that were printed in the area newspapers and Steel-High Football Programs. His proudest accomplishment was his compilation and creation of an up-to-date list of Steamroller sports individual scoring records, which had never been done before.

His service to the community continued with his election onto the Steel-High School Board in 1987; a position he held for 28 years. While serving, he was proud to be considered the Board Maverick, choosing to always stand up for the district underdogs and never backing down when he was passionate about an issue for the kids of the community.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016, 12 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., Hummelstown, PA 17036. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. until time of the service. 

Per his request, as a lifelong champion for the students and community, there is a Barry Baumgardner Steel High Memorial Fund being established. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made out to the 

Barry Baumgardner Steel High Memorial Fund, c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036

Being a lifelong Steeltonian and fervent follower of the Rollers, to honor him, feel free to wear any Steel High attire.

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 13:37

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Francis DuBeau

 Francis O. DuBeau, 86, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 12, 2016, at his home.

 Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

 For full obituary and to send condolences online, please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:59

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Paul Gutshall III

 Paul E. Gutshall III, 47, of Lebanon, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. 

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 Memorial services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 For full obituary and to leave condolences online please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:57

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Martha Sohn

Martha Elizabeth Sohn, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. MarthaSohnWEB

 Martha, age 90, was a longtime resident of Middletown. She was born on April 18, 1926 in Northumberland and was the daughter of the late Frances A. (Snyder) Hancock. 

 In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sohn, her daughter, Donna Disney, and two sons-in-law, John Rishar and  Fred Disney.

 Martha was a 50-year member of Evangelical United Methodist Church of Middletown, the American Legion Post 594 Ladies Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, and the Middletown Elks Club. She worked as a waitress for over 50 years and was known as Marty by her customers. Martha loved spending time with her family and always treated them with her homemade cakes and pies. 

 Martha is survived by her daughters, Deena Rishar of Middletown, and Susan Way and her husband Adrian of Mechanicsburg; nine grandchildren, Donald Disney and his wife Susan, Kraig Disney and his wife Lora, Jody Berry and her husband James, John Rishar Jr., Jill Rishar, Jamie Rishar (Mike Swartz Jr.), Lauren Oeler and her husband Clark, Brenton Way and his wife Beth, and Mitchell Way (Lauren Brekosky); 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gail Hancock. 

 A tribute to her life will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Lee Ellenberger officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. 

 Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery. 

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

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

 

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Mildred Van Fossen

Mildred Fick Van Fossen, 93, of Oak Hill Dr., Middletown entered into eternal rest on Friday September 2, 2016, at her seasonal home in Fenwick Island, Delaware, surrounded by her loving family. 

Mildred was born in Nanticoke, Pa. on February 15, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Nemitz Fick  

Mildred was a lifelong member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Middletown and also attended mass at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md.

Mildred will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed sharing her life with family and friends. “Milly,” as know to all, enjoyed her home in Middletown spending time with family and tending to her flowers and plants.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, John, and daughter Janice also of Middletown.  

She is survived by her daughter, Jill Myers of Fenwick Island, Del., and her son, Jack Van Fossen of Ocean City, Md. along with seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday September 8, 2016, at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant.

Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass in the narthex of the church.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Middletown, Pa. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 13:51

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Francis McGrath

Francis W. McGrath, 95, of The Villages, Florida, passed away at Cornerstone Hospice on August 30. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to William and Mary McGrath. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Hilda, his second wife Betty, his son Jay, his son-in-law Dennis Shank, and his sister Helen Strang.

He is survived by his loving family: daughter Dara Shank of The Villages, Fla., son George Williams (Mary Ann) of Elizabethtown, Pa., and daughter Lynda Tymchak (William) of Peach Bottom, Pa.; grandchildren: Lynn Williams, Jennifer Mitchell, Brett Shank, Matthew Tymchak and Abby Kowalski; 12 great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Joan Kelly.

Frank or Mac, as he was affectionately known, was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served as corporal in the 233rd Army Air Force Base Unit and served in England with the 856th Bomb Squadron, 492nd Bomb Group as Crew Chief.

After the war he completed college and became a registered professional engineer. He worked at Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown, Pa., Erdman, Anthony & Associates, Camp Hill, Pa., Palmyra Borough, Andrews Air Fore Base, Md., and at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Md., where he was engineer supervisor. He also co-owned the surveying firm, McGrath, Sherrick, Inc., Middletown, Pa.

Mac was an avid swimmer who enjoyed many years of retirement living by the ocean in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a certified lifeguard who taught lifeguarding skills to others. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Orange Blossom Squares. He dabbled in art and music and took many courses in both.

He was a member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in The Villages, Fla., and he also attended New Covenant United Methodist Church.

 Services will be held at the convenience of the family.


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