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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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William Novak

William A. Novak, 91, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 15, 2016, suddenly at his home.NOVAK 1 PJimg12232016 0002

He was born in Scranton, Pa., on December 30, 1924 and was the loving son of the late William C. and Mary E. (Konesny) Novak.

William was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. He was a World War II Army veteran of the European Theater.

In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his wife Dorothea Novak, who passed away August 2016.

William is survived by his two daughters, Carolynn Pettit and her husband Christopher of South Africa, and Michele Etzkorn of South Carolina; son, William S. Novak of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Kevin, Michael and Heather Etzkorn, Claire and Anna Pettit; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Emory Etzkorn; and two sisters, Theresa E. Novak and Alberta Lagergren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant, with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10 a.m. There will be a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass in the Narthex of the church.

Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Middletown.

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, 27 December 2016 11:43

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Wallace Hipple Sr.

 Wallace K. “Hip” Hipple Sr., 87, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Harrisburg Hospital.

 He was born on September 13, 1929, in Middletown and was the loving son of the late Stephen G. and I. Gertrude (Musgrave) Hipple.

 Wallace was retired from Fruehauf Corp. and Eshenaur Fuel. He was an avid camper, boater and fisherman, but also enjoyed gardening, building and plumbing.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

 Wallace is survived by his wife of 67 years, Faye (Herneisey) Hipple; five children, Wally Jr. (Christine) of Linglestown, Kathy Cochran of Royalton, Deb Manfred (Gene) of Middletown, Steve (Debbie) of Belleville, Sue Goss (Norman) of Middletown; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

 A tribute to Wallace’s life will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. There will be a viewing from 12 p.m. until the hour of the service on Friday.

 Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Wallace’s name to the charity of donor’s choice.

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

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:18

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