Press and Journal

Switch to desktop Register Login

Elizabeth Heddy

 

 

Elizabeth Heddy 3-18

 

 Elizabeth T. Heddy, 73, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 12, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, surrounded by her loving family. 

 

 She was born on September 27, 1941 in National Park, N.J., and was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Manzi Hess. 

 

 Elizabeth was the owner of the Lamp Post Inn, Middletown and the Alpine Inn, Lewisberry, and was a co-owner of Gibbs Lounge in National Park, N.J. She was a dedicated and hard worker for many years and made her businesses very successful, but most importantly she loved spending time with her loving family and grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving companion Clark D. Meader.

 

 She is survived by her daughter Pamela S. Heddy of Middletown; and son Steven W. Heddy of Ledgewood, N.J.; grandchildren Tucker W. Etnoyer of Middletown, Samuel M. Etnoyer of Hummelstown, and Bridget Heddy and Morgan Heddy of Ledgewood; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

 At Betty’s request the services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family and she will return home to New Jersey to be laid to rest with her family.

 

 Memorial donations may be sent in Elizabeth’s name to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lemoyne Drive,  Suite 101,  Lemoyne, PA 17043, or to the Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:42

Hits: 38

Ronald Hauer

 

 Ronald J. Hauer, 72, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest at home on Thursday, March 5, surrounded by his loving family. For further information, go to our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfunerahome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:56

Hits: 102

Fay Warfel

 

Fay Irene Warfel, 88, of Middletown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 7, after a short hospital stay.

 

 She was the devoted wife of John Elias Warfel who preceded her in death on April 28, 2009, and to whom she was married to for almost 60 years.

 

 Born November 12, 1926 in Steelton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mae Eshenhour Koller.

 

 She was a 1944 graduate of Steelton High School. She was employed at Harrisburg Hospital as a medical secretary for 9 years, but her joy was being a loving wife and mother for all of her married life. Fay traveled extensively worldwide with her husband John and enjoyed camping with her family through the years. She taught Sunday school for kindergarteners and adored children. Activities involving her children and her grandchildren were her favorite pastimes. She also attended church regularly and was a part of a Bible study group. She attended Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church for the past several years.

 

 She was preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth, Charles and James Koller.

 

 Fay is survived by five sons John A. Warfel, married to Susan Mummah Warfel of Milton, David B. Warfel of Middletown, Robert E. Warfel of Steelton, Thomas P. Warfel of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark A. Warfel, married to Kathleen Morton Warfel of Cherry Hill, N..J.; two daughters LeeAnn Roling-Bauder, married to Marcel Roling of Rockville, Md., and MaryEllen Bauder Andrews, married to Bryan Andrews of Studio City, Calif.; four granddaughters Heather (Billy) Hague, Allison Warfel, Rebekah Warfel, and Lauren Roling; two grandsons Toby Warfel and Lucas Warfel; three great-grandchildren Arielle Warfel Atchison, Abigail Hague, and Olivia Hague; and sisters Doris Steffen, Joyce Miller, and Lucinda (James) Long.  

 

 A Memorial service honoring Fay’s life: Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, www.etownbic.com, 996 East High St., Elizabethtown. 

 

 Visitation will be held from noon until time of service on Friday at the church.

 

  If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, 996 East High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:38

Hits: 595

Elsie Weaver

 

Elsie Weaver 3-11 copy

 

 Elsie K. Rider Weaver, 93, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 3, at Longwood Manor, Maytown.

 

 She was born on September 27, 1921 in Londonderry Township and was the daughter of the late William M. and Margaret B. King Rider.

 

 Elsie was a member of Word of Life Chapel, Bainbridge and its Senior Adult Fellowship Group. She served as a former Judge of Elections for Londonderry Township with over 30 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed many trips with her husband Dale to their cabin in Sullivan County. Elsie also loved gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, reading, music, playing Scrabble and crossword puzzles, as well as spending time with her loving family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Dale E. Weaver of Maytown; a son Ronald E. and wife Clarissa Weaver of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters Connie M. Long and husband Charles of York, and Bonnie K. Valentine and husband Forrest of Middletown; brother Paul K. Rider and wife Mildred of Hummelstown; sister Evelyn K. Hershey of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

 A Tribute to her life: Thursday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at Word of Life Chapel, 139 Wickersham Road, Bainbridge, with Pastors Mark Habecker and Donald C. Wagner officiating.  

 

 There will be a private viewing for family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

 

 Burial will be at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

 

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

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:42

Hits: 81

William Baumbach

 

 

William H. Baumbach, 72, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 3, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born on November 13, 1942 in Harrisburg to the late Harry M. and Mary R. Shortlidge Baumbach.WilliamBaumbach WEB

William was retired from the Liquor Control Board and was of the Methodist faith. He was dedicated to his service at the Main St. Gym Rescue Project, and loved fishing and cooking, and spending time with his loving family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Lynda Baumbach who died on February 22, 2008.

William is survived by his son William J. Baumbach and daughter Abby Gabner of Middletown; sisters, Rebecca Smith of Middletown, and Donna Moyer of Carlisle; grandsons Synjin Baumbach, Christopher Gabner Jr., and Carson Gabner; great- grandchild Ameya Baumbach; and several nieces and nephews.

Services for William: Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, officiating.

A viewing will be held on Monday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and on Tuesday, March 10 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will be at Middletown Cemetery.

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:50

Hits: 137

Mollie Fisher

 

 Mollie R. Fisher, 70, of Hummels-town, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 24, at Harrisburg Hospital. For More information, go to our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.  

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:43

Hits: 107

Thomas Casey

 

 

Tom Casey 3-4

 

 Thomas Patrick Casey of Pipe Creek, Texas, formerly of Middletown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23.

 

 Tom spent his youth in Middletown, attending Seven Sorrows Catholic School and Middletown Area High School. In his youth he participated in baseball, basketball, swimming, and Scouting organizations. Prior to his senior year, and following the closure of Olmsted AFB, Tom and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and was assigned to bases in Texas. After his service he had several occupations before settling on a long career with a large supermarket chain based in San Antonio. 

 

 Thomas was a kind and caring man who loved his family and friends, as well as his dogs. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

 

 Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Casey, and his sisters Mary Jane and Kathleen. 

 

 He is survived by his brothers Daniel (Deborah) of East Hanover, Michael of Pipe Creek, and Brian (Laurie) of Helotes, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Texas and Pennsylvania.

 

 Sentiments can be shared at sunsetnwfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:43

Hits: 123

Allen Adams

 

Allen Adams  PJ

 

 Allen “Jack” Adams, 80, of Liverpool, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 28, after a long battle with cancer. 

 

 He was born on November 20, 1934 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Walter E. and Helen Berstler Adams. 

 

 He was a Korean War veteran, a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown, Moose Lodge 596, Elizabethtown, and Middletown Anglers and Hunters. 

 

 In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Gail Cover Adams, brothers Paul, Charles and Francis, and sisters Lois McKee and Mary Hoke. 

 

 He is survived by his love, Fawn; two sons Jerry W. Fairview and Daniel of Liverpool; Erin Twilley of Mt. Pleasant Mills; sister Linda Hoover of Burlington, N.C.; brother Walter E. Adams Jr. of Whitehall, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

 

 A Tribute to his life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. 

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:45

Hits: 146

Jean Brodie

 

Jean E. Kamykoski Brodie, 57, of Steelton, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 25, at Harrisburg Hospital.

 

 She was born on November 3, 1957 in Harrisburg, and was the daughter of the late Stephen B. and Elizabeth Leonard Kamykoski.

 

 Jean was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg and a former member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. She loved taking care of her loving family and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jeremy Brodie, who died on January 22, 2015.

 

 She is survived by her loving husband David T. Brodie of Steelton; sons Zach S. Brodie and wife Caitlin of Linglestown, and Nicholas D. Brodie of Bressler; daughter Jessica A. Brodie of Middletown; sister Judy A. Lewis of Harrisburg; and grandchildren Carter Zeiters of Middletown and Rya Brodie of Linglestown.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated: Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, with the Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.  

 

 Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s honor to the American Breast Cancer Society, 1220 East Joppa Rd., Towson, MD 21286.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:28

Hits: 138

Jack Spearing

 

 JackSpearing12-10webJack E. Spearing, 79, of Lewisberry, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 7, at Holy Spirit Hospital, surrounded by his family.

 He was born on July 1, 1935, in Lewistown to the late Ollie R. and Dollie L. Rowe Spearing.

 Jack retired after teaching music for 42 years in the Carroll County, Maryland and Middletown Area School Districts; he was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College; was a member of PMEA and the New Cumberland Towne Band; and he greatly enjoyed being an active member of Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry. Jack liked to travel, learn new things, work outside in the yard, play the piano and trombone and most importantly, loved spending time with his family.

 Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Lynne D. Steger Spearing; two daughters Julie L. Clouser of New Cumberland, and Karen D. (Stephen) Mann of Wethersfield, Conn.; a brother Thomas R. (Nancy) Spearing of Jersey Shore; and five grandchildren Addison Clouser and Katharine, Elizabeth, Madalynne and Charlotte Mann.

 Funeral Service: Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry, 780 Woodland Dr., Lewisberry, with Pastor Don Isely officiating. 

 Burial will take place at Tri-County Memorial Gardens in Lewisberry following the service. 

 A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12, at the church.

 The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church of Lewisberry, 780 Woodland Dr., Lewisberry, PA 17339.

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:57

Hits: 289

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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:16

Hits: 1640