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Terry Lines

Terry L. Lines, 64, of Mansfield, Texas, died of esophageal cancer complications on Thursday, August 18, 2016.TerryLinesWEB

Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Geyers United Methodist Church.

The burial will be held at a later date.

Terry was born and raised in the Hershey area. He met JoAnn Soutter and was married to her for 37 years, beginning their lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The moved several times because of Terry’s employment, living in Connecticut, Maine and Texas; both of them fell in love with the great state of Texas. 

Terry had a 33-year career focusing on the semi-conductor industry from which he retired in February of 2015. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed God’s creation with trips to Alaska and Costa Rica. He was a ham radio operator, treasurer for the Arlington, Texas Radio Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. Terry and his wife took several enjoyable vacations over the year with the last vacation in Orlando, Florida (February 2016).

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel W. Lines Jr., and infant brother Daniel W. Lines III.

Survivors: He will be dearly missed by his wife JoAnn; mother Anna Lines; brother David and his wife Cindy; sister Carol and her husband Greg; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; cousins; and many dear friends. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Terry’s name to Geyers United Methodist Church (Building Fund) and/or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 897, Route 422 & Sipe Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033; or call 1-800-227-2345, option 3. (Please mention memorial donations made on behalf of Terry L. Lines, also request cancer research restrictions).


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William Swinehart

William A. Swinehart, 65, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

William was born on October 30, 1950, in Lewisburg, Pa. and was the son of Helen (Hartman) Johnson and the late Charles W. Swinehart. 

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed woodcarving, the outdoors, canoeing, but his greatest joy of all was spending precious time with family.

In addition to his father, William was preceded in death by his sister Sharon Swinehart.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of over 24 years, Jan M. Swinehart; three sisters Carol Duke, Donna Etter, and Candy White; and a stepfather Edwin Johnson.

Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Gift Program at Johns Hopkins, please visit pathology.jhu.ed and click on the “support our research” link, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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

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Adell Krodel “Grandma”

 Adell Jessie (Derr) Krodel, 98, of Middletown, peacefully fell asleep in death on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home.KrodelWEB

 She was born on April 20, 1918, in Columbia, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Duke) Derr. 

 Grandma was a homemaker that enjoyed cooking, needlework and gardening. She took great pleasure in traveling with her beloved husband of 61 years, Millard F. Krodel Sr., who preceded her in death. Adell was also preceded in death by infant twins and her son, Millard “Mick” F. Krodel Jr. She spent many hours reading the Bible and sharing her faith with others as a member of the Middletown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Grandma was a loyal friend, parent and caregiver whose example keeps influencing those who knew her.

 She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Krodel of Middletown; a grandson, Christopher Krodel of Linglestown; three granddaughters, Lynne Wiley of Middletown, Jeanette Crumm of York, and Kathleen Thome of Elizabethtown; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Loobey of Harrisburg.

 A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3235 Foxianna Road, Middletown, PA 17057. Immediately following the service, the family will be available for visitation at the Londonderry Fire Hall where light refreshments will be served.  

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 

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

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Maryanne Irvin

 Maryanne E. (Menendez) Irvin, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Frey Village.MaryanneIrvinWEB

 She was born on December 28, 1937 in Bronx, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Michilina C. (DeLucia) Menendez.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and husband John F. Irvin.

 Surviving are her daughters, Dawn (Greg) Watson, and Dinene (Raymond) Rye; son Shawn Irvin; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Christina, Angela, Greg II, Taylor, Leeah, Tommy, and Sophia, Eden; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother Michael (Sheila); and nieces, Michelle and Nicole (Amy).

 She was a member of Valley Baptist Church in Middletown.

 A tribute to Maryanne’s life will be held at Valley Baptist Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating. 

 Inurnment will be 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. 

 In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to her church, 1190 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

 

 

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