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Harry Fach Sr.

 

tinyHarry Fach Sr. 4-23Harry R. Fach Sr., 81, of Middletown, passed into the Lord’s hands on Wednesday, April 16, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. 

 

He was born in Middletown on June 26, 1932. 

 

He was a life member of many area clubs in Middletown and Steelton. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family, and also enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and riding his 1947 Knucklehead Harley Davidson motorcycle.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Mary E. Fasnacht Fach; four sons Harry R. Fach Jr., and wife Adrienne of Hummelstown, Gary L. Fach, and wife Rose of Elizabethtown, Larry E. Fach of Elizabethtown, and Barry G. Fach of Middletown;  five grandchildren Stacy Sowers of Hershey, Tina Brownswell of Hummelstown, Kevin Fach of Middletown, Tara Fach of Cumberland, Maryland, and Fiana Fach of Harrisburg; and four great-grandchildren. 

 

A Tribute to Harry’s life will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown.

 

Burial will take place at Middletown Cemetery following the service.

 

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. preceding the service. 

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:36

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Edgar Treichler Jr.

 

Edgar Treichler Jr. 4-23Edgar E. “Pop” Treichler Jr., 70, of Swatara Township, Harrisburg, died Friday, April 18, at Harrisburg Hospital. 

 

Born on January 14, 1944 in Royalton, he was the son of the late Edgar E. Sr. and Alice Fach Treichler. He was the widower of Barbara E. Ochs Treichler.

 

He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation after 45 years of service as an electrician; was a Coast Guard veteran of the Vietnam Era; was a member of United Steel Workers Union, Local #1688, Steelton, Legion of The Moose, Central PA Chapter; and West Virginia University Alumni Assn.; and he enjoyed West Virginia University football, tailgating, camping and spending time with his family outdoors.

 

Surviving are a son Dr. Michael E. and wife Jessica (Schortemeyer) Treichler of Camp Hill; a daughter Michelle E. and husband Chuck Speck of Harrisburg; a sister Jean Lippy of Middletown; and four grandchildren Sara, Luke, Landon and Brexton.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. 

 

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central PA WVU Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund, 215 Iroquois Trail, York Haven, PA 17370, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. 

 

For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.Parthemore.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:33

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Gilbert Morrissey

 

tinyGilbert Morrissey 4-23Gilbert L. Morrissey Jr., 76, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 17, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

 

He was born on May 16, 1937 in Middletown, and was the son of the Late Gilbert L. Morrissey Sr., and Lucy A. Yaros.

 

He was retired as a master electrician, electrical inspector, and teacher; was a United States Air Force veteran; was a member of the Mechanicsburg Men’s Club, and a former Middletown Elks Club member; was an avid race car enthusiast, and enjoyed the annual Hill Climb of Hershey; and he was of the Roman Catholic faith.

 

He is survived by his daughter Lucy J., wife of Anthony Kepp of Linglestown; a son Gilbert L. Morrissey III and companion Ingrid Moses of Enola; a sister Patricia A. Eagle of Harrisburg; grandchildren Katlyn E. Morrissey of Harrisburg, and Kyle T. Morrissey of Enola; and nephew Richard Eagle Jr., and niece Leslie (Eagle ) Hicks.   

 

There will be a visitation and time for family and friends to gather from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown.

 

Burial will be private at the request of the family. 

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:31

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Donna Warble

 

Donna Warble 4-23Donna Marie Thomas Warble, 66, of Chambers Hill, passed away on Monday, April 14, at her home. 

 

Born in Harrisburg on November 19, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Otto C. and Freeda E. Seiders Thomas.  

 

She was an administrative assistant for the H.C. Nye Company, Harrisburg; was a 1965 graduate of Middletown Area High School; was a member of Highspire First Church of God, and enjoyed bowling on the church league; she was a member of the Sweet Potato Girls; and she loved going to the beach, making jewelry, and playing the slots. Most important, Donna was a devoted mother and grandmother whose grandson Evan was her life. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her caring spirit and willingness to put the needs of others before her own. 

 

She is survived by her daughter Tammy S. Kerr, wife of James B., with whom she lived; a grandson Evan Riley Kerr of Chambers Hill; one sister Cecelia L. Abromitis, wife of James of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews and their families. 

 

A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Highspire First Church of God, 115 Second St., Highspire, with the Rev. David J. Anderson officiating.  

 

Relatives and friends will be received following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Donna’s Dream Team. Donations may be made via the team’s website, http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=58016&pg=team&team_id=1582216.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:27

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James Snyder

 

James A. Snyder, 76, of Middletown, passed away on Monday, April 14. 

 

Born November 14, 1937 in Shamokin, he was the son of the late James Albert and Nora Neidig Snyder. 

 

He loved to cook, bake and play jigsaw puzzles. 

 

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife Stefani Arndt Snyder, and sister
Eleanor Hoffa.

 

He is survived by his son James A. (Deborah) Snyder; and grandson James M. Snyder.

 

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 75 S. Houcks Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

 

Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc. 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:23

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Kenneth Fahnestock Sr.

 

Kenneth Franklin Fahnestock Sr., 69, of Middletown, passed away on Monday, April 7, at his home.  

 

Born in Lawn on January 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Catherine Kendig Fahnestock.

 

Ken was employed by the former Verdelli Farms, Hummelstown; was of the Protestant faith; he was a member of the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc.; and was an avid fan of the Steelers, NASCAR, and World Wrestling Entertainment. 

 

He is survived by three sons Kenneth Franklin Fahnestock Jr. of Mechanicsburg, Scott Allen Fahnestock, fiancé of Tracey Moore of Middletown, and Richard David Fahnestock of Elizabethtown; one brother Edward Fahnestock of Rheems; and several nieces and nephews.     

 

A Viewing was held on Monday, April 14 at Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., Hummelstown.  

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Ken to Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main St., Hummelstown, PA 17036, to help his family with funeral expenses. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:55

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David Leiss

 

tinyDavid Leiss 4-9David Alan Leiss, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 31, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

 

He was born on September 26, 1961 in Lebanon, and was the son of Shelby Norton Leiss and the late Donald Robert Leiss. 

 

David was a graduate of Milton Hershey School class of 1979 and was previously employed as a registered nurse in the Health Care Industry. He received his associate’s degree from Millersville University and his nursing degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Lancaster. His hobbies included camping, cooking, and he enjoyed playing the video game World of Warcraft. He had a quick wit and enjoyed laughing with friends. 

 

In addition to his father Donald, he was preceded in death by his brothers Scott M. Leiss and Dale R. Leiss. 

 

In addition to his mother, Shelby, he is survived by his husband William T. Kennedy IV of Harrisburg; a daughter Erin Leiss of Lebanon; two sons Adam D. Leiss of Woodstock, N.Y., and Nicholas P. Leiss of Beacon, N.Y.; his sister Jody L. Leed of Lebanon; brother Todd A. Leiss  (Donna Beard) of Middletown; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Memorial services for David were held on Friday, April 4, at Garden Chapel, Middletown, with Pastor Jon Shiery officiating. 

 

Burial was at the convenience of the family. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, to help defray expenses associated with the funeral services.  

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:48

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Margaret Jirik

 

tinyMargaret Jirik 4-9Margaret J. Enney Jirik, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 31, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

 

She was born on February 7, 1932 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late William M. and Clara Hickernell Enney. 

 

Margaret was a graduate of Middletown High School class of 1950; was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and was also a member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women and Golden Group at Seven Sorrows; she was a Navy veteran of the Korean War; and was a member of the Blue Mountain Waves Chapter 16, American Legion Post 594 life member, and Air Force Sergeants Association.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Henry F. Jirik in 1999.

 

She is survived by her loving daughters Kathleen A. Etnoyer, wife of Ross Etnoyer of Harrisburg, and Rosemary M. Vice, wife of James Vice of Wilmington, N.C.; brother Robert G. Enney of Royalton; sister Ruth Burkett of Royalton; and three grandchildren Kristin Vice, Rachel Vice and Nicholas Vice. 

 

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 5 at her church, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 

 

Burial with military honors was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Middletown Interfaith Food Pantry, 201 Wyoming St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:45

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Brenda Stos

 

Brenda D. Stos, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, April 6, at Spring Creek Nursing Home, surrounded by her family and friends, after a battle with cancer.tinyBrenda Stos 4-9

 

She was born on June 21, 1954 in Lancaster and was the daughter of the late Samuel E. Sr., and Margaret V. Reitzel McBride.

 

Brenda was a homemaker and a faithful and loyal member of the Middletown Bible Church, Middletown, and a former member of the Aurora Club. She loved her Lord and her church family at the Middletown Area Bible Church. She also loved to do word searches and needlepoint. Her favorite chorus was “He’s Able,” and her favorite verse was Philippians 4:13. Because she believed in that verse, she was able to accomplish her lifelong desire to graduate from high school in March 2014. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Jacob Stos. 

 

She is survived by her daughter Melanie Snyder of Shermansdale; two grandchildren Cooper Snyder and Grace Snyder of Carlisle; a sister Deborah, wife of James Frable of Lancaster; brothers Brian W., husband of Sherry McBride of Lancaster, and Samuel E. McBride Jr. of West Virginia; sister-in-law Marie M. Ashberry of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

 

A Tribute to her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday April 10, at  Middletown Area Bible Church, 2400 River Road, with the Reverend Dr. Joseph P. Pagano Jr., her pastor officiating.

 

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

 

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 2400 River Road, Middletown, PA 17057.

 

Arrangements by the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown. 

 

Condolences can be sent online to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:42

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Robert Steck

 

Robert F. Steck, 91, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Saturday, March 22, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

 

He was born on September 1, 1922 in Palmyra, to the late Robert D. and Dorothy Felty Steck.

 

He was a graduate of Carson Long Military Institute and the former Pennsylvania Military College; was a World War II veteran having served in the Army Air Corps; and was retired as a salesman and technical support associate with Westvaco.

 

He was the widower of Betty L. Steck.

 

He is survived by two daughters Catharine L. Rossman and husband Robert of Eureka, Ill., and Jo Steck and her partner Susan Mathews of Frisco, Texas; four sons Robert C. Steck and wife Barbara of St. Augustine, Fla., Stephen J. Steck and wife Nives of Daytona, Fla., Andrew S. Steck and wife Eileen of Bryant Pond, Maine, and Matthew J. Steck and wife Elizabeth of Harrisburg; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral service and interment will be at the convenience of the family.

 

Contributions may be made in the name of Robert F. Steck to the Masonic Villages General Fund, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2199. 

 

Arrangements are under the care of the Miller-Sekely Funeral Home & Crematory of Elizabethtown. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.millerfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:37

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Robert Enney

 

Robert G. Enney, 88, formerly of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, April 3, at Harrisburg Hospital.

 

He was born on May 27, 1925 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late William M. and Clara M. Hickernell Enney.

 

Robert was a retired architecture technician at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards; was a Navy veteran of World War II; was a member of New Beginnings Church, a former Worshipful Master at Prince Edwin-Spring Creek F&AM Lodge No. 486, and lifetime member of Moose Lodge 410, all of Middletown. 

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Veronica M. Enney on November 19, 1979, sister Margaret Jirik on March 31, 2014,  and stepdaughter Suzan K. Sides on September 5, 2013. 

 

He is survived by his wife Peggy J. Wealand Crow Enney of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown; stepsons Ronald J. Crow, Richard D. and wife Tami Crow of Hummelstown, Robert B. and wife Bonnie Crow of Bainbridge, and Mark A. and wife Rhonda Crow of Middletown; sister Ruth, wife of Gerald Burkett of Royalton; many grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 

A Tribute to his life was celebrated on Tuesday, April 8, at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with Pastor Britt Strohecker officiating.

 

Burial with full military honors was held in Middletown Cemetery. 

 

Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be sent to Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:35

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