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Dorothy Ierley

Dorothy B. “Dot” Hummel Ierley, 100, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully at Manor Caare, Elizabethtown on June 30.

She was born on January 30, 1914 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Elias and Amelia Boyer Hummel.


 She was a homemaker, and a member of Middletown Church of God.


 In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Earl S. Ierley, son Larry E. Ierley, and sister Anna Finnegan.


 She is survived by her daughter-in-law Wilma Jeanne Ierley, with whom she lived; two grandchildren Michael Ierley (Bonnie Sue Rosini) of Middletown, and Karen Sue Givler (Benjamin Givler) of Hershey; one great-grandson Jeffrey Allan Kramer Jr.

 A Graveside service for Dot was held on Saturday at Middletown Cemetery, with the Rev. Kimberly Shiffler officiating. 


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 18:55

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Joan Glasmire

 

Joan Louise Vanatta Glasmire, 81, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 28, at Middletown Home, surrounded by her loving family.

 

 She was born in Harrisburg, on September 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Markwood and Emma Kohlhaas Vanatta.

 

 Joan was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steelton and she was a former member of Middletown Interfaith Housing. She enjoyed many things in life but the love she shared with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was her greatest joy.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Betty Eshenour, brother Kenneth Vanatta, and son-in-law Floyd Breeden.

 

 Joan is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Edgar Allen Glasmire; five children Glenn (Nancy) Glasmire of Chesterton, Ind., Karen (Michael) Ryan of Mechanicsville, Va., Gayle Breeden of Stephens City, Va., Alan Glasmire of Coraopolis, Pa., and Brian (Joanne) Glasmire of Middletown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to her life will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at her church, 39 N. 2nd St., Steelton, with the Rev. Carol Parr officiating. 

 

 Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the church. 

 

 Burial immediately following will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

 Memorial Contributions may be made in Joan’s name to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39 N. 2nd St., Steelton, PA 17113.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:15

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Floyd Gutshall Jr.

 

Floyd F. Gutshall Jr., 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 28, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

 

 Floyd was born in New Cumberland on November 21, 1932 and was the son of the late Floyd F. Sr. and Sara P. Hartman Gutshall. Floyd Gutshall 7-2

 

 He was a 1951graduate of Hershey High School, and was a member of Geyers United Methodist Church, Middletown. Floyd was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, worked as an equipment operator at Olmsted Air Force Base, and retired as a pest controller at New Cumberland Army Depot. 

 

 He enjoyed working in his yard, building, hunting, and motorcycles, but his greatest joy was the love he received from his family. Floyd was a longtime volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and he also delivered Meals on Wheels.

 

 In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by a sister Dawn Nye, and a brother Newton Gutshall.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley M. Kunkel Gutshall; daughter Judith A., wife of David Cherry of Duncannon; son Thad A. Gutshall of Sterling, Va.; sister Diane Bomberger of Titusville, Fla.; two grandchildren Kyle R. Cherry and Casey A. Cherry; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 A Tribute to his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating. 

 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. 

 

 Burial will be at a later date in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

 

 Memorial contributions in Floyd’s name may be made to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:12

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George Shipper

 

George R. “Uncle Joe,” “Taps”
Shipper Jr., 84, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 23, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. George Shipper 7-2

 

 He was born in Middletown on October 18, 1929 and was the son of the late George R. Sr. and Lila C. Burkett Shipper. 

 

 He was a self-employed master carpenter, contractor, farmer, and historian; was of the Protestant faith and attended the Newport Assembly of God Church in Newport; he was also a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the NRA; and he served in the United States Army during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal Japan. George enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, but his greatest joy came from the love he received and time spent with his family and friends.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife June B. Shipper in 1999, an infant daughter Melanie Shipper, and three sisters Anna Garretson, Alice Feigel, and Patricia Bower.

 

 He is survived by his loving daughters Deborah and husband Stephen McCrady, and Lynette and husband Brian Zern, all of Shermansdale; sister Doris “Topper” Boyer of New Cumberland; grandchildren Chad and wife Susan McCrady, Stacey and husband Troy Campbell, and Shannon and husband Shane Wiest, all of Shermansdale; great-grandchildren Hunter and Alicia McCrady, Colton Campbell, and Addison and Olivia Wiest; half brother James Shipper of Royalton; nephew Darryl Trace; niece Karen and husband Ralph Hardy; dear lifetime friends Richard and Gloria Bibb and family; and several great- and great-great nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to his life was held on Friday at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, with Pastor Gary Bellis officiating. 

 

 Burial with Military Honors was in Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Newport Assembly of God Royal Rangers, 253 N. 6th St., Newport, PA 17074.  

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 21:06

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Margaret Ettinger

Margaret E. “Peggy” Ettinger, 81, of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia.

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Robert Kaylor, Sr.

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

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June Clements

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.



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Walter Clarke, Jr.

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

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