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Beatrice Myers

Beatrice Mary Myers, 94, of Middletown, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Frey Village.

Born in Okehampton, Devon, England, she was the daughter of the late J. T. Perry Oliver and Murial (Treleaven) Oliver. She was married over 40 years to George N. Myers, who died in 2002.

While in England, Mary worked as a legal secretary for over 20 years. She cherished her family and friends, and lived a good life. She loved the Lord and was a member of the First Church of God in Middletown, the Middletown Women’s Club, and the British Wives Association.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Peter Oliver and Muriel Jean Eyer.

Mary is survived by her nephews, Peter and John Eyer, and a niece Susan Gardner.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, 245 West High St., Middletown, PA 17057. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will take place in Middletown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Fager-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Middletown.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.fager-finkenbinder.com.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 13:03

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Jay Stauffer

Jay E. Stauffer, 79, of Middletown entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 10, 2016, suddenly at his home. Jay Stauffer 7 20


 Jay was born on December 16, 1936 in Middletown and was the son of the late Oscar and Catherine Epler Stauffer.


 He was a carpenter for Union Brotherhood of Carpenters, and a member of Middletown Moose Lodge 410, and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, trapping and the outdoors.


 In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by a son J. E. Stauffer Jr., and four siblings.


 Jay is survived by his three children Neil E. Stauffer and his wife Tammy Lee of Elizabethtown, Karen L. Trader and her husband Jason of West Virginia, and Bret M. Stauffer of Middletown; three grandchildren Jason M. Stauffer of South Carolina, Charlotte Layman of West Virginia, and Deacon Stauffer of Middletown; and six siblings Gladys Kern of Elizabethtown, Louise Ebersole of Virginia, Nancy Polk of Maryland, Mary Ann Barto of Elizabethtown, Patsy Yocum of Middletown, and Kenneth Stauffer of Hummelstown.


 A memorial service will be held on July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 75 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, with the Rev. Albert Domines officiating.
 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


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

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Wayne Walters

Wayne R. Walters Jr., 58, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his home.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to pawsofpa.org.

For full obituary and to send condolences online, please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

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Sara Hitchens

Sara E. Hitchens “Dolly”, 83, of Elizabethtown entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 4, 2016 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

She was born on October 14, 1932, in Middletown and was the loving daughter of the late Lyburn and Sara (Plantz) Cobaugh.

Sara was a member of the Elizabethtown Flower Club, Mt. Joy Leisure Club, and Elizabethtown Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, Sara was preceded in death by her husband Francis S. Hitchens, who passed away in 1976.

Sara is survived by her daughter Susan Nagle and her husband Michael of Marietta.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 with the funeral arrangements.

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

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:21

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Nora Schmidt

Nora M. Schmidt, 69, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Harrisburg Hospital.

NoraSchmidtWEBShe was born December 14, 1946, in Lancaster and was the loving daughter of the late Charles and Elnora (Beacher) Myers.

Nora was a retired customer service representative from the United Parcel Services, Harrisburg.

Nora was a former V.F.W. social member of Middletown, American Legion Auxiliary member of Middletown, Women of the Moose, Chapter 553 of Middletown, social member of the former Hummelstown V.F.W., and auxiliary member of the former Middletown Elks 1092.

In addition to her parents, Nora is preceded in death by three brothers Charles Myers, Edward Myers and Lester Myers, and four sisters Carolyn Ann Hubbs, Melinda Ann Boice, Cathy Wright, and Anita Eberly.

Nora is survived by her husband of 32 years, John J. (Jack) Schmidt Jr.

At Nora's request there will be no viewing or services. “Remember me as I was, a happy, outgoing and friend friendly person.”

Inurnment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 for the funeral arrangements.

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

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Edward Shiley

Edward P. Shiley, 82, of Elizabethtown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.


A tribute to his life was held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown. Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

Burial with full military honors was at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

For full obituary and to send condolences online, please visit, www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

 

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Earl Rutter Sr.

Earl W. Rutter Sr., 91, of Royalton, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at the Manor at Susquehanna Nursing Home, Millersburg, Pa.

Earl was born on June 2, 1925 in Fisherville, Pa. and was the son of the late Frank and Ethel Marshall Rutter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II, and was retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he was a Stocker-Burner. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of the Rescue Hose Co. and V.F.W Post 1620, both of Middletown.

In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara A. Heisey, three brothers Lawrence L. Rutter, Vernon L. Rutter, and Edgar E. Rutter, and one sister Mabel Hardy.

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Mirian Mae (Daveler) Rutter; son, Earl W. Rutter Jr., husband of Janet of Royalton; four daughters Gloria Rutter of Middletown, Patricia Rider, wife of Paul of Elizabethtown, Kathy Hipple of Middletown, and Nancy Shoffner ,wife of Thomas of Lewisberry; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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


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Mariann Bardell

Mariann D. Bardell, 65, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. 

She was born on June 1, 1951, in Harrisburg, and was the daughter of the late John and Thelma Erby Milkovich.

Mariann worked as a pre-school teacher’s aide at Seven Sorrows B.V.M. Catholic School for a number of years before becoming a volunteer cafeteria helper. She was a member of Seven Sorrows Church where she was an active member of the bereavement committee. She was a graduate of Middletown Area High School, Class of 1969.

Mariann is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Ashley M. Bardell; a daughter, Lisa A. Cloutier of Middletown; a son, Mark C. Thomas of Middletown; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brielle, and Chase Cloutier and Brandon and Dylan Thomas; one great-granddaughter, Kayley Summers; four siblings, John Milkovich, Lynn Milkovich, Joan Dupes, and Michael Milkovich; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows B.V.M. Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA, with Father Ted Keating as celebrant. A visitation will take place in the narthex of the church on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Seven Sorrows Catholic School.

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

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



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Alice Hibolt

Alice E. Hilbolt, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Middletown Home. 

She was born on February 12, 1926, in Wellsboro, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy Chamberlain Edwards.AliceHilboltWEB

She was a retired registered nurse and served as an RN at many locations, including Harrisburg Hospital, Hershey Medical Center and the Middletown Home. After retiring as an RN she was a volunteer at Fink, Demey and Reid Elementary Schools for 12 years and was known by the students as Grandma Hilbolt.

Alice was a member of Hershey Evangelical Free Church, and was a graduate of Charleston High School class of 1943, as well as Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. in 1946.

In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband William Hilbolt in 2010, two sisters Margaret Boroch and Ruth Ward, and a great-granddaughter Brooklyn Nicole Hartley.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary W. Hilbolt and his wife Alice C. of Millerstown, Pa., and Dale E. Hilbolt and his wife Debra of Hershey; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dan Gilbert officiating. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Middletown School District, make checks payable to: MASD for Reid Student Activity Account, Attn: Earl Bright.

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

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Emily Dupes

Emily S. Dupes, 84, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Middletown Home, Middletown.

A tribute to Emily's life will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 500 Penn St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dan Gilbert officiating.

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

Inurnment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

 

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For full obituary or to send condolences online please visit www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:04

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Peter Slusser

Peter C. Slusser Sr. “Pete”, 64, of Sicklerville, N.J. passed away recently.


 He was the beloved husband of Christine M. Slusser (nee Mitchell). Loving father of MacKenzie Leigh Slusser and LCPL Peter C. Slusser Jr. Dearly loved son of Rita and the late Walter “Bud” Slusser. Dear brother of Sharon Boyland (Stephen) and Susan Moyer (Marc). He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and his dear Mitchell family.


 He was born and raised in Bloomsburg, Pa. He was a graduate of Bloomsburg University and received his Master’s degree from Rutgers University. Pete began his working career teaching and writing policy and procedures for the Department of Corrections. He then became a Police Officer for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, where he retired as Sergeant. For over 10 years, he ran the Camden County Police Academy and was Range Master. Most recently he was honored as the Range was named after him. For over 20 years, he was an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Camden County College. An avid hunter, he loved firearms and Penn State football.


 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pete’s memory through In Memory Of for the benefit of the Lupus Foundation or the Fallen Officers Fund at www.InMemoryOf-Memorial.org.

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