Lora I. Brown, 60, of Essex House, Middletown, entered into rest on Friday, November 15, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, from injuries received in a one-car accident in Highspire.
She was born on May 31, 1953 in Harrisburg, and was the daughter of Miriam R. Olbeter Motovich of Middletown and the late Nicholas Motovich.
She was of the Protestant faith and would do anything for anybody, she loved everyone.
She also enjoyed crafts and reading.
In addition to her mother, Lora is survived by her sister Ruth A., wife of Ronald L. Helwig of Dillsburg; Aunt Kimberly, wife of Brian Boal of York Springs; and Uncle Ronald, husband of Veronica Helwig of Middletown.
A Tribute to her life will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating.
Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.
Viewing will be from 6 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 22:44
Isabelle Beatty Mullgrav, 88, of Middletown, passed away recently.
She was the daughter of the late Solomon and Nina Moore Beatty, and was born at home in Wilmington, N.C. on February 5, 1925.
She was preceded in death by her former spouse Roland A. Mullgrav, and several sisters and brothers.
She was the mother of five children, Clyde James Mullgrav, Angela M. Sorrells-Washington and spouse Larry Washington, Andre’ Mullgrav, Carla M. Rodriguez and Martin L. Mullgrav. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three great-grandchildren–in-law.
Private services have been arranged by Frank E. Matinchek and Daughters Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown.
Internment will occur at Paddletown Cemetery.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:44
Richard A. “Dick” “Wrap” Reynolds Sr., 80, of Middletown, entered into rest surrounded by his family on Monday, November 4, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice ward.
He was born on October 24, 1933, in Mechanicsburg and was the son of the late George and Sarah Garland Reynolds.
He served in the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War era and retired from the Postal Service as a letter carrier. He was affiliated with Middletown Moose Lodge #410, Middletown Elks, Letter Carrier Association, and the HealthSouth Amputee Mentor Program.
Dick was a throat cancer survivor and participated with the Reynolds Wrappers in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Newport, Pa.
Some of Dick’s favorite pasttimes include hunting, fishing, camping and working on cars. His greatest joy was the love and company he enjoyed from his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents Dick was preceded in death by Shirley Yozviak Reynolds, his loving wife of 48 years and his three sisters Clara, Anna and Kathryn.
He is survived by two sons Richard A., Jr. and wife Naomi Reynolds of Hummelstown, and David M. and wife Trudy Reynolds of Newport; three daughters Sherri L. and husband Jim McGeehan of Mechanicsburg, Linda S. and husband Ed Feeny of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Jane E. and husband Jerry Brewbaker of New Bloomfield; and two granddaughters, Brenda and Jenny of Louisville, Ky.
A Tribute to Dick’s life was held on Saturday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, Middletown, with the Rev. Paul Maulfair officiating.
Following the tribute, Dick was laid to rest next to Shirley at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
In addition to the love and support extended by Dick’s family and friends, his family would especially like to thank the nurses and staff for the genuine love and comfort given to their father while at the Lebanon VA Medical Center as well as the team of Hospice of Central PA.
In lieu of flowers the family appreciates donations in Dick’s name to: Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, Ward 1-4B, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042; or the American Cancer Society, 2 Lemoyne Drive, Suite 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043.
Condolences may be shared at: www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:42
Veronica “Vera” Shimko Barnoski, 91, of Middletown, passed away on Sunday, November 10, at Frey Village, surrounded by her loving family.
She would have been 92 on November 22. She was born in Larksville to John and Veronica Shimko, and was the wife of Charles Barnoski who passed away in 2012 after 70 years of marriage.
She was a longtime member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown and was a member of the Legion of Mary at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a homemaker most of her life having raised five children.
Years ago she faithfully visited her friends as Frey Village with candy treats. She also liked bingo, puzzles and watching sports.
In addition to her parents, husband, two sisters and a brother, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Joanne Sellers.
In addition to her brother John Shimko of Florida, she is survived by five children and their spouses, Barbara and Ron Sellers of Lancaster, with whom Vera lived this past year and a half, Dr. John and Julie Barnoski of Stone Harbor, N.J., Richard and Debra Barnoski of Middletown, Anne Marie and Charles Pringle of Harrisonburg, Va. and Mary Alice and William Vorderbrueggen of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Tribute to her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15, at her church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown.
Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday in the narthex of the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Seven Sorrows Capital Campaign, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:39
Written by Daniel Walmer
Margaret E. “Peggy” Ettinger, 81, of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 19:16
Robert A. Kaylor Sr., 83, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 5, at The Middletown Home.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:23
June L. Rudy Clements, 79, of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, and formerly of Essex House, Middletown, died Wednesday, December 5, at the Home.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:50
Walter H. Clarke Jr. “Buster,” 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 2, in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:06