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Mary Kuhn

Mary E. Kuhn, 93, of Hummelstown, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born September 19, 1923 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Lewis A. and Ruth (Brubaker) Nunemacher. After 72 years of marriage, she was the widow of William C. Kuhn Sr. on July 16, 2015 and was also preceded in death by her siblings Thelma Staub, Jack Nunemacher, Walter Nunemacher, and Lewis Nunemacher.

A member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, she was a volunteer at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and 25-year volunteer with the Dauphin County Prison.  She was also active in the DAV Auxiliary and was a past president of Hummelstown Lioness.

Surviving are her children William C. Kuhn Jr. and wife Suzanne of Cornwall, and Susan M. Bjorge and husband Michael Librandi of Swatara Township;grandchildren Brain C. Kuhn, Kjell C. Bjorge, and MaryEllen Galuska; andgreat-grandchildren Sarah R. Parmer, Clara R. Kuhn, and Eliza M. Kuhn.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her church, 104 East Main Street, Hummelstown, preceded by a viewing beginning at 1 p.m.

Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042.

Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 12:00

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Richard Wealand

Richard L. “Rick” Wealand, 47, of Enola, passed away on Tuesday, January 3.Scan


 He is survived by his wife Susan M. Shank Wealand, daughter Paige E. and son Jacob C. Wealand; his parents Terry L. Wealand and Rebecca A. Arndt Wealand; a brother Terry “Doug” Wealand and wife Brooke R. and their daughters Faith R., Emily R. and Holly E.; five loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.


 Rick was a member of Teamsters Local 776; and was an avid fan of the Harrisburg Senators and the Alabama Crimson Tide.


 Services were held on Tuesday, January 10 at New Beginnings Church of Middletown.


 Interment was at Geyers Church Cemetery, Londonderry Township.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:48

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Kate Hevel

Kate E. Hevel, 35, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.Kate Hevel 1 11


 She was born July 25, 1981 in Harrisburg and was the loving daughter of Ronald and Hope (Sauer) Hevel.


 Kate worked in the Pinnacle Health Osteopathic system and was a receptionist in the X-ray department.


 She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary 594 and a member of the former Rescue Hose Co., Middletown. She also belonged to Sharon’s School of Dance and is a former girl scout. She enjoyed crafting and crocheting.


 Kate was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl G. Jr. and Mary L. Hevel, and a maternal grandfather, Walden J. Sauer.


 In addition to her parents Kate is survived by her brother, Kyle G. Hevel and his girlfriend Melissa of Lancaster; maternal grandmother, Ethel Sauer of Harrisburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


 A tribute to Kate’s life will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, with the Rev. Britt Strohecker officiating. There will be a visitation at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.


 Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:42

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Catherine Szekeres

Catherine M. (Hartle) Szekeres, 93, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Middletown Home. Catherine Szekeres 1 11


 She was born on June 15, 1923 in Clearfield, Pa.


 She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Steelton, the American Legion Post 594 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint, traveling, dancing, and baking.


 In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by two husbands, Ellis Bankes and Gaza Szekeres.


 She is survived by her son, John F. Bankes of Orbisonia, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Kimberly A. Fake of Lebanon, Pa. and Allison R. Comfort and her husband David of Lancaster, Pa.


 Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:35

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Rev. Robert Trego Sr.

Rev. Robert C. Trego Sr., 88, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, in Middletown Home, where he resided for the past four years. His wife, C. Louise Trego survives.Robert Trego 1 11


 Born on February 11, 1928 in Sunbury Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Trego.


A brother Marlin, a sister Ruth Michaels, two infant sisters, and a granddaughter, Teresa Trego, preceded him in death.  


 In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Joanne Trego, and Carol Yingst (Tim); a son, Robert Trego Jr., four grandchildren, Holly Yingst, Brett Yingst, Lisa Trego and Charles Trego; three great-grandchildren, Annabelle Mumford, Abigail Trego and Michael Trego.


 Robert was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, serving in Birdsboro, Royalton, Bellefonte and Lewistown, and he was a guest preacher in many area churches after his retirement.


 Prior to his ministry, he was a union carpenter, had a small farm and made many wooden items and clocks for sale at various craft fairs.


 After graduating from the former Sunbury High School he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949, where he was in the 565th topographic Engineer Battalion and 62nd Engineer Battalion. He served in the National Guard from 1949-1953 including service in Korea with the 176th field artillery with the rank of Master Sergeant.


 In preparation for the ministry, he attended the American Bible College and graduated from the Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, Pa.


 A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Dan Gilbert presiding.


 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Royalton or to Highspire United Methodist Church.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:29

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Nancy Stouffer

Nancy Marie Stouffer, 88, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown.

She was born on July 13, 1928 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late John and Estella (Murray) Books.

Nancy was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown and enjoyed playing pinnacle, doing puzzles and watching the Philadelphia Phillies.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her loving husband Paul S. Stouffer.

She is survived by her loving children, Janet L. Brubaker of Middletown, and Norma J. Myers and her husband Raymond H. of Huntingdon, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jayne Faber and her husband Michael, Joel Myers and his wife Teri, and Sharon Kolivoski and her husband Jason; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley Kistler and Julia Kolivoski.

A tribute to her life will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

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

Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2017 10:44

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Vivian Limero

Vivian C. “Bib” Limero, 96, of Middletown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Homeland Center, Harrisburg.


 Vivian was born on September 24, 1920 in Highspire and was the daughter of the late Claude and Minnie (Houser) Cross.


 She was the widow of William F. Limero.


 Vivian was a graduate of Highspire High School and the Thompson Institute. She was a retired secretary for Nationwide Insurance and as the library secretary for the Middletown Area School District. Vivian was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and National Secretary Association. She was an avid Penn State, Phillies and Hershey Bears fan.


 She is survived by her daughter, Teri-Ann and husband Ted Sites and her grandson, Scott and wife Shannon Sites, all of Middletown. She also is survived by her great-grand dogs, Trixie, Peaches and Izzy who were very special to her.


 Graveside services were held on Thursday, December 29 at 3 p.m. at the Middletown Cemetery, 675 N. Spring Street, Middletown, Pa.


 Arrangements were entrusted to the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.


 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Center, 1901 North 5th Street. Harrisburg, PA 17102.


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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:17

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Mildred Hoffman

Mildred E. (Dupes) Hoffman, 98, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Frey Village Nursing Home, Middletown.Mildred Hoffman 1 4


 She was born on October 12, 1918, in Royalton and was the daughter of the late Warren C. and Virgie (Bryan) Dupes.


 Mildred was a member of Middletown First Church of God. She was a volunteer at the First Church of God Home in Carlisle and enjoyed traveling. Mildred and her husband went on over 30 cruises together prior to his passing in 2009.


 In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Frederick W. Hoffman, a daughter Carol Cook in October of 2016, a great-grandson Seth Wilson, and three brothers Carl, Chase and Clarence Dupes.


 She is survived by her two sons Robert A. Hoffman and his wife Kendra of Palmyra, and Richard D. Hoffman of Middletown; a son-in-law Dale S. Cook of Etters; five grandchildren Patrick S. Cook, Eric K. Hoffman and his wife Heather, Jeffrey T. Hoffman and his wife Kelly, Justin R. Hoffman and his wife Shelli, and Ashley B. Hoffman; six great-grandchildren Dylan Wilson, Shelby Wilson, Julia Hoffman, Natalie Hoffman, Madelyn Hoffman, and Jeffrey Hoffman Jr.; two great-great-grandchildren Kayden Wilson and Myckenna Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.


 A tribute to Mildred’s life will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Middletown First Church of God, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.


 Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.


 Memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown First Church of God, c/o Choir, 245 W. High St., Middletown, PA 17057.


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


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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:14

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Jacqueline Bretz

Jacqueline Louise Bretz, 91, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Middletown Home.

She was born on January 30, 1925 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Milton H. and Lottie (Kohl) Rowe.

She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown. Jacqueline was a former administrative assistant for the federal government, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a former member of Daughters of the Nile.

In addition to her parents, Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband James R. Bretz, a son James R. Bretz II, and a brother Milton H. Rowe Jr.

She is survived by her two sisters, Suzanne Rowe of Middletown, and Madeline Corwin of Washington, Pa.; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a graveside service at the Middletown Cemetery on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. M. Lee Ellenberger officiating.

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

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:06

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John Lee

John Andrew Lee, 65, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. John Lee 1 4 copy

He was born on November 17, 1951 in Lynchburg, Va. and was the son of the late John Horsley and Zolene (Campbell) Lee.

John, affectionately known as Andy, was of the Presbyterian faith and enjoyed gardening and watching Penn State and Duke sporting events. He attended E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va. and was a graduate of the Augusta Military Academy in Ft. Defiance, Va. He also received his Associates Degree from Lynchburg Community College. Andy was employed with Dauphin County, where he was a probation officer.

In addition to his parents, Andy was preceded in death by his son Christopher Lee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Judith Eileen (Ferguson) Lee; a daughter Caitlin Elizabeth Lee of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister Sara Pratt of Washington, D.C.; a brother Bill Lee of Knoxville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon) at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown. A tribute to his life will be at 12 p.m. (noon), with J.T. Senior and the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Andy’s name may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org), a charity that he loved.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 12:02

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Barbara Wise

Barbara J. Wise, 60, of Middletown, entered into eternal life on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in the Lancaster General hospital.


 Barbara was the daughter of Betty J. (Jennings) Wise and the late Guy E. Wise.
 She was a former sales representative for the former AMP, Inc. Barbara enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family. One of her greatest joys was the Christmas Season.


 Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Guy Wise.


 She is survived by her mother; her brother, Jim E. and wife Lori Wise of Middletown; her sister, Molly A. Wise and her companion George Semarge of Middletown; and 10 nieces and nephews.


 A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 11a.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring Street, Middletown, Pa. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. on Thursday at the church.


 Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Township.


 Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.


 Condolences can be sent on line at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 18:27

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