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Gloria Benner

Gloria Jean Benner, 67, of Highspire, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Wednesday, December 10, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.


 Gloria was born on May 4, 1947 in Pottsville, and was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Violet F. Klein Good.


 She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Highspire; was a former Girl Scout leader for Troop 847 for many years; she also enjoyed various types of crafts; and was a former secretary for Town and Country Day School.


 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Benner, in October of 2013.


 Gloria is survived by her daughter, Cindy J., wife of Tom Dietrich of Upper St. Clair, Pa.; two granddaughters Melody and Aria Dietrich of Upper St. Clair; a sister Anna Dimeler of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.


 A Tribute to her life: Tuesday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 240 Broad St., Highspire, with the Rev. Chuck Utter, her pastor, officiating.
 Viewing: Monday, December 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown.


 Memorial contributions in Gloria’s name may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:12

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Joyce Plott

Joyce L. Plott, 84, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 14, at Frey Village Retirement Center, surrounded by her loving family.


 She was born on February 23, 1930 in Royalton to the late Ralph and Nora Myers Kohr.
 Joyce was retired from TRW and had held many clerical positions including the Middletown Press and Journal; was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Royalton; was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1948; and she enjoyed shopping, traveling and reading, but most importantly spending time with her loving husband and family.


 She was preceded in death by her brothers Charles, Ralph, James, Arthur, and Howard Kohr.


 She is survived by her devoted husband Layne H. Plott of Middletown; daughters Sheree Stehr (Dale) of Mechanicsburg, Alayne Leskawa of Hummelstown, and Raelyn Vosburg (William) of Wake Forest, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


 Graveside services: Wednesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at Middletown Cemetery, 675 N. Spring St., Middletown, with Pastor Willie Caraballo officiating.  


 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to Frey Village Retirement Center, 1020 N. Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057.


 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, 16 December 2014 21:09

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Helen Updegrove

 

Helen J. Updegrove, 75, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at home on Sunday, December 7, surrounded by her loving family.

 Service: Thursday, December 11, at noon at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, with Pastors Michael R. Nelson and Stefanie DiFrancesco officiating.

 A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

 For additional information, please go to our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:37

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Jean Greenwalt

 

 Jean W. Herneisey Greenawalt, 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 4, at Mount Joy Hospice Center, Mount Joy.

 She was born on October 24, 1934 in Middletown to the late Leroy Sr. and Bertha Fallinger Herneisey.

 Jean retired as a secretary from the New Cumberland Army Depot; was a member of New Beginnings Church, Middletown; was a graduate of Middletown High School Class of 1952; and she loved reading and spending time with her loving family and dear friends.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald Greenawalt, and four brothers Leroy Herneisey Jr., Merlin Herneisey, Jack Herneisey, and Paul Herneisey.

 She is survived by her brother Neil  Herneisey and wife Tina, and sister Faye Hipple and husband Wally, all of Middletown.

 Funeral Service: Wednesday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, with Pastor Britt Strohecker officiating. 

 Burial will take place at Middletown Cemetery after the service. 

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

 The family wants to especially thank the Mount Joy Hospice Center for their excellent care and compassion for Jean. 

 Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Joy Hospice Center,  4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552. 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:34

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Richard Reinard

 Richard C. “Squirrel” Reinard, 61, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 24, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

 Services: Saturday, December 6 at New Beginnings Church, Middletown. Pastor Britt Strohecker officiated. 

 For additional information, please go to our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:32

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Patricia Reider

 

Patricia A. Reider, 86, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 2, at home, surrounded by her loving family.PatriciaReider12-10web

 She was born on September 25, 1928 in Harrisburg to the late Willis S. and Katherine Brubaker Geiger.

 Patricia was a former owner of Reider’s Hardware, Inc., Middletown, and also retired at Penn State Harrisburg Campus; she was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown; was a graduate of John Harris High School class of 1946; and she enjoyed shopping, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and most importantly caring for her loving family.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter Reider, who passed away on August 26, 2013.

 She is survived by her daughter Pamela A. Kaylor and husband Robert, and son Patrick A. Reider and wife Janet, all of Middletown; four grandchildren Allison N. Long and fiancé Jerry E. Barnes, Melissa S. Rohner, Geri M. Colquhoun, and Timothy L. Reider; and eight great-grandchildren.

 Memorial Services: Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church, Middletown, Spring and Union sts., Middletown, with the Reverend Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. 

 A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. 

 Inurnment will be in Memorial Gardens at St. Peter’s Kierch, corner of N. Union and High sts., Middletown.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union sts., Middletown, PA 17057 and Hospice of Central Pa., 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 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, 09 December 2014 21:12

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Rosa Amspacher

RosaAmspacher webRosa C. Lutter Amspacher, 92, of Middletown, loving and devoted housewife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, entered into eternal life on Saturday, December 6, at the Jewish Home in Linglestown.

She was born in New Freedom on August 29, 1922 and was the daughter of the late Conrad and Sophia Keller Lutter.

She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; Rosa worked in the Bensley Elementary School cafeteria in Chesterfield County, Va., and in the cafeteria of the Harrisburg State Hospital in Harrisburg; she was a member of the Hershey Region Antique Auto Club of America for over 25 years; and she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing board and card games, cooking, and baking, and raising her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rosa was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur G. Amspacher, and her sister Loretta Amspacher.

Rosa is survived by her six loving children Patricia A. of Middletown, Leon F., husband of Debbie K. Amspacher of Elizabethtown, Mary E., wife of the late John J. Scheaffer of Middletown, Rozena K., wife of James Osterbind of Chesterfield, Va., Connie M., wife of Bobby Davis of Midlothian, Va., and Wayne R. Amspacher of Westminster, Md.; sister Sr. Elizabeth T. Lutter of Aston, Pa.; brother John Lutter of New Freedom; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial: December 12 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant.

Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating.

Viewing will be on Thursday, December 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:45 p.m. An additional viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass in the narthex of Seven Sorrows on Friday.

The family would like to express their gratitude toward the Jewish Home and staff for the care they gave Rosa over the past seven years. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. Condolences may be sent online at http://www.matinchekandddaughterfuneralhome.com/www.pennlive.com/obits.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 21:13

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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 20:57

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Esther Zimmerman

Esther E. Zimmerman, 93, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Dec. 1.

Funeral Services: Monday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.

Additional information and full obituary can be found at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:47

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Karen Brennan

 

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Karen Brennan, 68, of Middletown, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Robert Charles Fultz Sr. and Josephine Lash Fultz.

Karen had worked with Clinique, Revlon and Lancome as a sales consultant; she most recently had been employed at the Middletown Pharmacy, as a merchandiser; she attended Faith Outreach Center Church, Middletown; and she enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and cooking.

She is survived by her two sons Brian S. (Cindy) Brennan Sr. of Marysville, and Alan J. (Colleen) Brennan of Hummelstown; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four siblings Robert (Shirley) Fultz Jr. of Grantville, William (Cynthia) Fultz of Middletown, George (Sandy) Fultz of Reading, Cheryl (Donn) Forsyth of Middletown; and her former spouse, Dennis Brennan of Linglestown.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Karen’s life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, at Coble-Reber Funeral Home, Ltd., 208 N. Union St., Middletown, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

Interment will be private.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Karen’s memory to Faith Outreach Center Church, 100 Brown St., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:40

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Kenneth Henry

 

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 Kenneth Ray Henry, 70, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Monday, November 24, at his home. 

 

 Born in Highspire, he was the son of the late Harry Henry and the late Mary Ellen Nye Weirich.  

 

 Ken was an East Coast long haul trucker for Yellow Freight and a member of Teamsters Local #771, Lancaster; he was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War; he was a member of American Legion Post #594, Rescue Club, VFW Post #1620, Anglers and Hunters Club, Moose Lodge #410 and the Elks, all of Middletown; and was a member of Andrew Treichler Lodge 682, F&AM, AMVETS Post #290, Dela-Ches Fishing Association and the Eltonsville Sportsman Club. 

 

 He was preceded in death by his son Terry Lee Henry, daughter Tracie Burree, and two brothers Bradley and Howard Weirich.

 

 He is survived by two sons Jeffrey K. Henry (Mary) of Palmyra, and Kenneth Ray Henry, II (Alisha) of Lancaster; daughter Lynn Henry of New York; four grandchildren; and his companion Delores Fort and her children Tim Aichner, Tammy Slatt, Gerry Shutt, Vickie Sweigart, John Slesser and Jackie Blouch. 

 

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ken’s Life Celebration at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, at Coble Reber Funeral Home, 208 N. Union St., Middletown.

 

 Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.

 

 Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. 

 

 If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 594, 137 E. High Street, Middletown, PA 17057.  

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 21:20

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