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Serenity Waltermeyer

 

 Serenity Rose Waltermeyer was cradled in the arms of the Lord and taken by the Little Angels on Friday, September 19, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

 

 She is survived by her loving mother Vanessa Lynn Waltermeyer, and her brother and sister Dante and Naomi Tierney of Middletown.

 

 She is also survived by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Gwen Foote of Elizabethtown, Stan Waltermeyer Jr. of Myerstown, Shirl Bender of Elizabethtown, Suzie Waltermeyer of Mount Joy, and Stan Waltermeyer of Elizabethtown. 

 

 Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 29, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.  

 A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. 

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:18

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Charles Slingland

 

Charles E. Slingland, 95, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday September 16, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

 

 He was born on September 3, 1919 in Easton, and was the son of the late Western and Mary Albus Slingland.

 

 He was retired from the Army Air Corps/United States Air Force where he served his country faithfully with dedication and honor, and was also retired from the Federal Government as a civilian employee; he belonged to Prince Edwin Creek Masonic Lodge 486, was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; and was a devoted Hershey Bears Hockey fan, enjoyed hunting in his earlier years, and has always been a lover of cats and dogs.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Marianne Machrlein Slingland.

 

 He is survived by his son Paul W. Slingland Sr. and wife Karen of McAllisterville, Pa.; daughter Barb A. Lane and husband Nicholas of Steelton; two grandsons Nicholas Lane II of Steelton, and Paul W. Slingland Jr. and wife Barb of McAllisterville; and great-grandson Hayden Slingland of McAllisterville.

 

 Memorial Services for Charles were held on Tuesday at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, his pastor officiating. 

 

 Burial was at Middletown Cemetery with full military honors.

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent in his honor to the Steelton Community Cats, P.O. Box 7618, Steelton, PA 17113 or The Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:16

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Monica Adelman

 

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Monica Andring Adelman, 66, of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, September 10.  

 

 She was born on July 16, 1948 to the late John (Shang) and Bertha Andring of Portage, Pa. 

 

 She was a longtime employee of Allegheny Valley Schools where she passionately cared for those in need. In her free time she enjoyed yard sales and finding a good deal on just about anything. Her life is highlighted by her lifelong selflessness as she devoted her time to ensure everyone in her reach had a gift to open at just the right time to know that they were cared for. She will be one remembered for her loving, nurturing spirit and grace.

 

 Monica was preceded in death by her eldest sister, Jean Pontious of Ohio. 

 

 She is survived by three siblings Michael Andring of Detroit, Ruthann Smith of Middletown, and Diana Burger of Portage. In addition to her siblings, she is survived by Fred Adelman of Elizabethtown and children MeChel Camp and her husband Mike, and Aaron Adelman and his wife Jen, all of Middletown; seven grandchildren Chase, Paige and Davin Adelman, and Michael, Chelsey, Jacob, and Skyler Camp, all of Middletown; and seven great-grandchildren. 

 

 A post-service celebration of Monica’s life will take place on Saturday, September 27.

 

 The family has entrusted the care of the Coble-Reber Funeral Home, Middletown, to handle the final arrangements.  

 

 Condolences can be sent to the family at 1074 Laurel Drive, Middletown, PA 17057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Interest in the Celebration can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:14

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John Allsup Jr.

 

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John Charles Allsup Jr. “Johnny,” “Zeak DQ,” 58, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Sunday, September 21. 

 

 He was born on August 29, 1956 in Harrisburg and was the son of John Charles Sr. and Mae Y. Carrillo Allsup. 

 

 John was a mechanic and worked for several employers including the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot and HIA Skycap; he was a 1974 graduate of Middletown Area High School; and was a member of Moose Lodge 410, VFW Post 1620, and the former Elks 359, all of Middletown, and Club Essies and 320 Club of Steelton.

 

 Johnny enjoyed winemaking, playing darts, listening to Jazz music, DJ-ing, and grilling, but his greatest joy of all was the love he received and gave to his family and friends. 

 

 In addition to his parents, Johnny is survived by his soul mate Charlene Forney of Elizabethtown; daughters Heather (Victor), and Christine (Derek); sisters Kimberlee Scott (Cecil) of Philadelphia, Robin and Stephanie of Middletown, and Leslie Kelly (Larry) of Harrisburg; brothers Guy, Vincent (Tsani), and Matthew (Nicole), all of Harrisburg; grandchildren Dallas, Dakota, and Drayton of Middletown; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

 A Memorial tribute to Johnny’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with Mr. Charles Rowell officiating.  

 

 Visitation will be from noon until time of services at the funeral home. 

 

 Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:09

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Clayton Keefer

 

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Clayton P. Keefer, 96, of Country Meadows, Hershey, passed away on Tuesday, September 16.

 

 Born July 14, 1918 in Middletown, he was a son of the late Clayton and Sadie M. Schaeffer Keefer. He was the widower of Helen M. Grosh Keefer in 1970 and Mary E. Stuck Olson Keefer in 2013.

 

 He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot; he was an avid fisherman; was a 1936 graduate of Middletown High School; he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, Seniors Over Sixty, and NARFE; and he was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

 

 He was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.

 

 He is survived by his sons Clayton D., husband of Theresa Keefer of Harrisburg, and Claude D., husband of Karen Keefer of Elizabethtown; stepdaughters Barbara L., wife of John Bowser of Hershey, Patricia A. Metzger of Harrisburg, and Diane E. Olson of Harrisburg; grandchildren Clayton J. Keefer, Gregory Keefer, John Bowser, Christine Bowser Reed, Michele Metzger Grossman, and Richard Metzger; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 A Funeral service was held on Friday at his church with his longtime friend and pastor the Rev. Robert P. Stokes, and current pastor the Rev. Thomas A. Maurer.  

 

 Interment was in Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

 

 Condolences may be shared at BuseFuneralHome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:05

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Mary Dinga

 

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Mary Catherine Dinga, 81, of Middletown, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 16.

 

 Mary was born June 11, 1933 in Ford City, Pa. and was raised there by her late parents, Rudolph and Marie Petrovsky.

 

 She graduated from Ford City High School, class of 1951, where she was a cheerleader and a badminton player. She attended Mercyhurst College in Erie. She met Frank Dinga while working at the soda counter at Ford City Pharmacy. They were married in 1952, enjoyed 62 years of marriage, and were blessed with six children. 

 

 She was devoted to our Lord and our Blessed Mother, Mary. She had a strong faith that she humbly shared with others, even in her final days. Her genuine love and caring attitude defined her, and she was always willing to give a helping hand or kind words to those in need. She was a loving wife and mother and cherished time with her family. She enjoyed many trips with her husband, and family reunion vacations. Her hobbies included dancing, reading, doing puzzles, sewing, and volunteering.

 

 In 1982, Mary established the funeral luncheon committee at Seven Sorrows Church, and coordinated it with her husband, Frank. She worked with her team captains and helpers, providing funeral luncheons for parish families for over 25 years. She also assisted with many church events and activities, including being on the church cleaning crew for over 25 years. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She volunteered for Birthright (now called Morning Star) for many years, assisting women and children, and was involved with the Girl Scouts when her daughters were young, and was a Brownie leader.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only son, Francis J. Dinga Jr., who passed away in 1981.

 

 Mary is survived by her loving husband Francis (Prink) Dinga of Middletown; her five daughters Mary Albers and husband Ken of Middletown; Joan Lane of Placentia, Calif., Madonna Szekeres of Berryville, Va., Loretta Kiedrowski and husband Jamie of Bloomingdale Ohio, and Yvonne Horner and husband Russ of Alexandria, Va.; her brother the Rev. Felix Petrovsky, O.F.M. Cap., of Victoria, Kan.; 18 loving grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and countless people she “adopted” into her family, who called her “Mom Dinga”; and many loving nieces and nephews.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. The celebrant was the Rev. Ted Keating and concelebrating was the Rev. James Petrovsky, cousin of Mary, and assisted by Deacon Eric Dinga, Mary’s grandnephew. 

 

 Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Middletown. 

 

 Donations in Mary’s honor may be sent to Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057; to Morning Star Pregnancy Services; or you may consider sending flowers to your own Mom in honor of Mom Dinga. 

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:00

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Anne Mecca

 

 Anne Marie Mecca, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown, on Tuesday, September 16.

 

 She was born on June 15, 1925 in Scranton, and was the daughter of the late Vito and Immaculata Pagnotta Ciccone.

 

 Anne was retired from the food service industry; was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; she enjoyed cooking, reading, and watching movies of the famous Hollywood star John Wayne; and most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Joseph Mecca, four brothers and three sisters.

 

 She is survived by her two sons John and wife Leslie, and Pete and wife Jody, all of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

 

 Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating, her pastor officiating. 

 Burial was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

 

 The family has entrusted the care of 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 Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:55

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Sandra Stouffer

 

Sandra L. Stouffer, 78, of Middletown, recently passed away at the Middletown Home, Middletown.

 

 She was preceded in death by her son Glenn Conrad and granddaughter Shawn Wagner.

 She is survived by her husband John Stouffer of Middletown; three sons Donald Wagner, James Conrad and Philip Conrad, all of Middletown; sisters Lucille Kreiser of Harrisburg, Delores Jean Condran of Middletown, Barbara Way of Mechanicsburg, and Dorothy Foster of Highspire; brother Evans Wagner of Goldsboro; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and stepchildren Lorraine, Alan and Mark Stouffer.

 

 Friends and co-workers are invited to attend a Memorial service at
11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Streets, Middletown.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 20:05

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Mary Brady

 

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 Mary D. Brady, 79, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

 

 She was born on August 26, 1935 in Elysburg, and was the daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Pelak Deski.

 

 Mary was the former owner of Brady’s Restaurant, Steelton, where she worked side by side with her husband and family for 25 years. She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and had a strong faith and love for the Lord. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the Holy Rosary daily and with many prayer groups over the years. She loved gardening, bird-watching, crossstitch and going to the Casinos, but most importantly spending time with her loving family and grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph T., her sons Joseph A. Brady who passed away in July 2014, and Timothy P. Brady who passed away in 1979, and her brothers Peter Deski and Andrew Deski. 

 

 She is survived by her son Terrence Brady and wife Judith of Middletown, Md.; daughters Elaine Smith and husband Michael, and Victoria Youtz and husband Collin, all of Middletown; grandchildren Kathleen Smith, and Lauren and Joseph Brady, all of Middletown; her brothers Michael Deski of Milton, and Albert Deski of Lake Ariel, Pa.; and sister Pauline Skudera of Elmwood Park, N.J.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 19, at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Reverend Ted Keating, her pastor, officiating. 

 

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

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to the educational trust fund of Lauren J. Brady and Joseph K. Brady at Mid Penn Bank, 1100 Spring Garden Drive, 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, 16 September 2014 20:03

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Dianne Johnson

 

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Dianne L. Johnson, 71, of Highspire, transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, September 6, surrounded by her loving family at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

 

 She was born on February 22, 1943 in Wiconisco, and was the daughter of the late Marlin N. and Viola M. Zimmerman Polm.

 

 She was retired from AMP, Inc. as a returns material specialist; was a former member of Olivetti Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg; she was a graduate of John Harris High School Class of 1960; and she enjoyed reading, bingo, playing solitaire on her computer and spending time with her loving family.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Lori L. Johnson, and her sister Janice K. Isenberg.

 

 Dianne is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Alfred C. Johnson; two sons James D. Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Michael C. Johnson of Elizabethtown; daughter Lisa K. Schaffner and her husband Michael J. of Harrisburg; brother David Polm of Virginia; seven grandchildren Farin and Corey Landis, Jessica and Jeniell Johnson, Elizabeth Kennedy, Justin and Brendon Schaffner; and two great-grandchildren Rochelle Campbell and Zamber Kennedy.

 

 Services for Dianne will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Reverend Andrew Grate officiating.  

 

 A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until time of service on Thursday.

 

 Burial will be on Monday, September 15, at Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:28

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Debra Williams

 

Debra K. Williams, 62, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, August 26.

 

 She was born on July 18, 1952 in Harrisburg to the late Donald Williams Sr. and Betty Williams (Chestnut).

 

 A graduate of Middletown Area High School, Debra attended Riverside City College and California State University. She worked at Liberty Elementary in California as a kindergarten teacher’s aide. When Debra returned to Pennsylvania she worked at Frey Village, Kmart, and Weis. She enjoyed fishing, crabbing, reading, traveling, and photography. Debra had a vast collection of road runners, pigs, postcards, and Coca-Cola memorabilia. She loved Elvis and the Phillies.

 

 Surviving are her siblings Donald Williams Jr. of Bainbridge, Laurel Williams of Highspire, and Ruth Williams of Middletown.

 

 Memorial contributions may he made to the Middletown Public Library, 20 N. Catherine St., Middletown, PA 17057 or the Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

 

 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. 

 

 For more information, to order flowers or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.cremationsocietyofpa.com  or www.pennlive.com/obits.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:21

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