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Elizabeth Van Shura

 

 Elizabeth B. Van Shura, 96, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 16, at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, Forest Hill, Md.

 

 She was born on November 15, 1917 in Freeland, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dadey Barkanic.

 

 Elizabeth retired as a secretary from the Pennsylvania State University, Middletown; she was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her loving family and friends.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Van Shura, and her son John Van Shura Jr.

 

 She is survived by her son Robert Van Shura and wife Susan of Bel Air, Md.; and grandchildren Mairin Van Shura, Kerry Van Shura McAvoy and husband Sean, Stephen Van Shura, and Matthew Van Shura.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. 

 

 A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday in the narthex of the church. 

 

 Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:46

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Martha McCurdy

 

 Martha McCurdy, 82, daughter of Stephen O. McCurdy and Bessie McCurdy Foster, passed away August 17 in Snellville, Ga. 

 

 She was a graduate of McVeytown Oliver High School, Lewistown School of Nursing, and Loyola College in Chicago, Ill. She took care of her mother and worked as a registered nurse. She retired from Frey Village and she was a former president of Londonderry Senior Citizens and the Golden Group.

 

 She is survived by her companion William Greene; her sister Mary Tritch; four nephews and one niece; survivors of the family of Mary Tritch are Ray, Stephen, Craig and Candice, and Maurice, the son of her late sister Leah Houser; four great-nephewsAaron, Tim, Christopher, and Kyle; six great-nieces C. Margaret, Ginger, Danielle, Kasey, Heather, and Amy; two great-great-nephews Vincent and Owen; and three great-great- nieces Elena, Elizabeth, and Kelsey. 

 

 Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 22 at St. Oliver’s Catholic Church, Snellville, Ga.

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Embracing Hospice Foundation, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite D 580, Atlanta, Ga. 30342.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:43

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Joyce Lingle

 

Joyce Ann Lingle, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 14, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 

 She was born December 19, 1932 in Farmington, Ark. to the late Berkeley and Marie Garlock Garrett.

 

 Joyce was retired from Londonderry Township as a secretary; was of the Christian faith;  and her hobbies included reading, sewing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her loving family and friends.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Mark Calvin. 

 

 She is survived by her loving husband Glenn R. Lingle at home; daughter Laura J. Young (Donald); sons Gary R. Lingle (Terri), Roy G. Lingle (Brenda), and David E. Lingle, all of Middletown, and Michael R. Hoffman of Hummelstown; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and an extended number of loving friends and family.

 

 Services for Joyce will be at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:36

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Charles Bair III

 

Charles G. Bair III, 51, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 20, at home surrounded by his loving family. Charles Bair 7-30

 

 He was born on March 13, 1963 in Harrisburg and was the son of Charles G. Jr. and Esther M. Duncan Bair.

 

 Charles was a member of Rosedale Church of the Nazarene; he was employed at various locations as an auto mechanic; was a veteran of the United States Army; was a member of American Legion Post 594; he was a very large sports fanatic; and he was a graduate of Lower Dauphin High School class of 1981. 

 

 He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Helen A. Nickle, maternal grandparents Andrew and Arlene Meyers, and paternal grandparents Charles “Pete” Sr. and Mary W. Bair.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Kathy J. Nickle Bair of Middletown; children Kayla N. Bair, Brandon W. Bair, and Heather C. Bloss and husband Don, all of Middletown; brother Leonard K. Bair of Middletown; and several loving nieces and nephews.

 

 Memorial services were held on Saturday at Rosedale Church of the Nazarene, Middletown, with Pastor Tony Zibolski officiating. 

 

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:04

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Russell Hoffstot

 

Russell J. Hoffstot, “Muzz,” 77, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 27, at Harrisburg Hospital. Russell Hoffstot 7-30

 

 He was born on July 5, 1937 in Hummelstown, and was the son of the late Russel Hoffstot and Margaret Rhan.

 

 Russell was a veteran of the United States Army serving with the 67th Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; he retired from the Middletown Borough Highway Department; was a member of Teamsters Local 776, Harrisburg and American Legion Post 594, Middletown; was of the Protestant faith; and he enjoyed NASCAR, bowling, and loved working on cars of all makes and models. 

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son James K. Barrett.

 

 He is survived by his loving wife Betty Ann Cheshire Hoffstot of Middletown; daughters Patricia K. Ross of North Carolina, Deborah L. Cooper and husband Jack of

Elizabethtown, and Mary E. Barrett of Missouri; sons Jack E. Barrett and wife Susan of Middletown, and Joseph A. Barrett of Frederick, Md.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

 

 Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 1, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown. 

 

 A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

 

 Burial will be held on Saturday, August 2, at Middletown Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:58

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Richard Fay

 

 Richard U. Fay, 95, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 23, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Richard Fay 7-30

 

 He was born on January 15, 1919 in Smethport, Pa., the third child of Michael Urben and Jessie J. Carter Fay.

 

 “Dick,” as he was known, was a longtime member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, having served in many of the religious and social activities of the parish. He was a member of American Legion Post 594, Olmstead Toastmasters Club, Third Degree member of the Middletown Knights of Columbus Council 3501, and the Middletown Anglers and Hunters.

 

 He was a graduate of Smethport High School Class of 1937, and was also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was employed at Piper Aircraft Company in Lock Haven before coming to the Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown, where he was employed for 25 years. During that time he enlisted in the United States Navy for two years until World War II had ended. He returned to the Olmsted Air Force Base after the war until the base closure in the 1960s. Dick then became training director of the Pa. Department of Education for 15 years. Upon retirement, he became a real estate agent with the Homestead Group, Inc., as a realtor until his retirement at the young age of 88, after 25 successful years doing a job he loved.

 

 He is survived by a son Michael A. Fay, DMD, of Bethel Park, Pa.; sister Anna Marie Transki, of Wellsville, N.Y.; niece Sabina; and other nieces and nephews.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at his church, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating. 

 

 Burial with full military honors was held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

 

 Memorial contributions can be made in Richard’s name to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:51

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Robert Seiders

 

 Robert R. Seiders, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 21, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

 

 He was born on August 2, 1931 in Highspire, and was the son of the late Emanuel E. and Verna Keefer Seiders.

 

 Robert was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Army, and was the recipient of the National Defense Medal and the OCC medal Germany; he was retired from New Cumberland Army Depot as a supply cataloger, and the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown; he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Middletown, was a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown since 1956, and was a former member of Middletown Anglers and Hunters; and he was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1949. His greatest joy was photography and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

 

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Melvin H., Emanuel E., and Glenn A. Seiders, and a sister Doris Smicker of Cocoa, Fla. 

 

 He is survived by his loving nieces and nephews.

 

 There will be no viewing or visitation. 

 

 Burial will be at Highspire Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:44

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Mildred Harnly

 

 Mildred E. Harnly, 97, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 27, at Colonial Park Care Center, Harrisburg.

 

 She was born in Avon, Pa. on December 21, 1916 and was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Drews Weaber.

 

 She was of the Protestant faith, and was a member at Geyers United Methodist Church, Middletown; and she was a former member of the Londonderry Senior Citizens, Londonderry Township and the Lebanon County Fire Association. 

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Earl Harnly, son Earl T. Harnly, brothers Woodrow, Richard, Riley, and Ray Weaber, and sister
Christine Kless.

 

 Mildred is survived by her grandson Matthew Harnly, currently residing in Stuttgart, Germany; and many nieces and nephews. 

 

 A Tribute to Mildred’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1, at Geyers United Methodist Church, 1605 S. Geyers Church Rd., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Donald C. Walters officiating. 

 

 There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.

 Burial will immediately follow the service at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:40

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Kyler Rhodes

 

Kyler M. Rhodes, 23, of Middletown, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, July 22.

 

 He was born on October 1, 1990 and was the son of Ronald G. Rhodes Jr. and Elizabeth Boyer Kolaric. Kyler Rhodes 7-30

 

 Kyler was a 2009 graduate of Dauphin County Vocational Technical School, Harrisburg; was employed as a security officer with Allied Barton Security Services; he enjoyed video games, all sports, especially the New Orleans Saints National Football League team, various types of music; and he especially enjoyed spending time with his loving daughter, family and friends. 

 

 He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Joseph and Sandra Boyer, paternal grandparents Ronald G. Sr. and Harriet Rhodes, uncle Gene Watts, and grandmother Alice Kolaric.

 

 In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Aubrey M. Rollins of Biglerville; sister Kristin Lingle and husband Greg of Middletown; stepfather Frank G. Kolaric of Middletown; stepmother Deborah K. Rhodes of Elizabethtown; grandfather Frank M. Kolaric Jr.; and spending time with his sister’s dog and buddy, Peyton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

 A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating. 

 

 Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

 

 In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for his daughter Aubrey M. Rollins at Citizens Bank, 100 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057. 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:37

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Mary Adcock

 

Mary Louise Adcock, 82, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 16, at the Middletown Home, Middletown. Mary Adcock 7-23

 

 She was born on February 7, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Theresa Imbrognio Bastardi.

 

 She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and she enjoyed being a homemaker for her loving family. Her hobbies included sewing, bingo, crafts and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Herbert Jearl Adcock, brother Anthony Bastardi, and granddaughter Shawn Wagner.

 

 She is survived by her loving children, daughters Diane M. Wagner and husband Donald of Middletown, Debra L. Albright and husband Sam of Dillsburg, and Sandra K. Adcock of Middletown; son David J. Adcock of Lewistown; five grandchildren Lisa Diamond, Scott Albright, Paul Albright, Cody Adcock, Alexis Adcock; three great-grandchildren Jordan Gutshall, Riley Clinger, and Parker Albright; brother Samuel Bastardi Jr.; sister Theresa Townsend; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 Memorial services were held on Tuesday at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.

 

 Burial was at Middletown Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:28

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Robert Baumbach

 

Robert W. Baumbach, 93, of Dillsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 13, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.Robert Baumbach 7-23

 

 He was born January 12, 1921, in Middletown, the son of the late Herman G. and Hannah Deibel Baumbach.

 

 He was a retired road construction superintendent. Robert, along with his wife, operated the former Dorothea’s Ft. Lowther Restaurant in Carlisle. He attended Cedar Hill Baptist Church in Dillsburg and was a member of the Middletown American Legion. Robert was a graduate of Hershey High School, class of 1939 and served his country in the United States Army 82nd Airborne during World War II.

 

 He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey L., and sister Beryl Miller.

 

 He is survived by his wife Dorothea J. Stoner Baumbach; one son Robert W. Jr. of Waynesboro; one daughter Sharon K. Beard of Middletown; one stepson Dennis E. Matthews of Carlisle; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. 

 

 Services were held Thursday at Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Dillsburg. 

 

 Burial was held in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs. 

 

 Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Hill Baptist Church, 154 Chestnut Grove Rd., Dillsburg, PA 17019.

 

 An online guestbook can be signed at www.cocklinfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:18

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