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Adell Krodel “Grandma”

 Adell Jessie (Derr) Krodel, 98, of Middletown, peacefully fell asleep in death on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home.KrodelWEB

 She was born on April 20, 1918, in Columbia, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Duke) Derr. 

 Grandma was a homemaker that enjoyed cooking, needlework and gardening. She took great pleasure in traveling with her beloved husband of 61 years, Millard F. Krodel Sr., who preceded her in death. Adell was also preceded in death by infant twins and her son, Millard “Mick” F. Krodel Jr. She spent many hours reading the Bible and sharing her faith with others as a member of the Middletown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Grandma was a loyal friend, parent and caregiver whose example keeps influencing those who knew her.

 She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Krodel of Middletown; a grandson, Christopher Krodel of Linglestown; three granddaughters, Lynne Wiley of Middletown, Jeanette Crumm of York, and Kathleen Thome of Elizabethtown; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Loobey of Harrisburg.

 A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3235 Foxianna Road, Middletown, PA 17057. Immediately following the service, the family will be available for visitation at the Londonderry Fire Hall where light refreshments will be served.  

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:14

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Maryanne Irvin

 Maryanne E. (Menendez) Irvin, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Frey Village.MaryanneIrvinWEB

 She was born on December 28, 1937 in Bronx, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Michilina C. (DeLucia) Menendez.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and husband John F. Irvin.

 Surviving are her daughters, Dawn (Greg) Watson, and Dinene (Raymond) Rye; son Shawn Irvin; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Christina, Angela, Greg II, Taylor, Leeah, Tommy, and Sophia, Eden; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother Michael (Sheila); and nieces, Michelle and Nicole (Amy).

 She was a member of Valley Baptist Church in Middletown.

 A tribute to Maryanne’s life will be held at Valley Baptist Church on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating. 

 Inurnment 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. 

 In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to her church, 1190 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:10

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Willis Shrauder Sr.

Willis Raymond Shrauder, Sr., affectionately known by many as “Mick”, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday morning, August 10, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Agape Hospice at his residence in Walterboro, S.C.

A gathering of family and friends was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, August 13, 2016, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes, Walterboro Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to the following: Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Canady’s First Baptist Church, of Canaan Baptist Church.

Born May 25, 1935, in Middletown, Pa., he was a son of the late Elwood Earl Shrauder and the late Margaret “Peg” Condran Shrauder.

He was a retired heating and air-condition technician. He was a member of Canady’s First Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and he was also talented with woodworking. In his earlier years, he was a member of the Middletown Rescue Hose Company No. 3 in Middletown, Pa. He enjoyed attending and watching NASCAR racing.

Surviving are: his wife of 14 years, Mrs. Marlene Turner Shrauder; four children, Willis Shrauder and his wife Joann of Middletown, Pa., Lori O’Donnell and her husband Anthony of Lusby, Md., Michael Shrauder and his wife Amy of New Cumberland, Pa., and Pam Hoch and her husband Marshall of Elizabethtown, Pa.; two stepchildren, Lisa Mooneyham and her husband Scott of Astoria, Ore., and Lynette Paxton and her husband Greg of Lexington, S.C.; a brother Elwood “Skip” Shrauder and his husband Elvis “Sonny; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, Kathryn Zimmerman Shrauder.

Arrangements by: The Brice W. Herndon And Sons Funeral Homes And Crematory, Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro; 843-538-5408. Visit our online registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:32

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Deborah Palermo

Deborah Eve “Precious” Palermo, 31, of Hummelstown, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Monday, August 8, 2016, at her home.DeborahPalermoWEB

She was born on May 15, 1985, in Harrisburg and was the loving daughter of Mario C. Sr. and Deborah E. (Owens) Palermo. From the day she was born she was affectionately known as Precious.

Deborah was a 2003 graduate of Middletown Area High School. She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and was a Seven Sorrows School Alumni. She was attending Harrisburg Area Community College as a student and a daycare teacher, where she was scheduled to graduate this December with a degree in early childhood development. Her passion was to work with autistic children. She loved going to Stone Harbor, N.J., and taking trips to Disney World.

Deborah was preceded in death by an infant niece Amanda Ryan Lehr.

In addition to her parents, Deborah is survived by her husband, Darrell Klawitter; her maternal grandmother, Sally Meckley of Middletown; maternal grandfather, Frederick Owens of Harrisburg; paternal grandmother, Carole Palermo of Hershey; brother, Mario C. Palermo Jr. and his wife Kristina V. of Mechanicsburg; sister, Sarah A. Lehr and her husband Keith R. of Palmyra; brother, Marco O. Palermo and his fiancee Jessi J. Brinser of Middletown; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Deborah was devoted to two rescued pit bulls Magic and Tootsie, which she raised for the past 12 years. Deborah loved her nephews, Mario C. Palermo III and Giovanni V. Palermo, and niece, Maeva Abigail Lehr with all her heart.

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

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

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 15:40

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Elwood Seiders

Elwood C. Seiders, 87, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.ElwoodSeiders8 17WEB

He was born on March 17, 1929, in Middletown, and was the son of the late Garfield and Violet (Yorty) Seiders.

Elwood was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Middletown. He was the current owner of Elwood’s Sunoco, which he purchased in 1957. He loved working and whistling while he worked. He was also an avid Hershey Bears fan for over 40 years.

In addition to his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Marlin D. Seiders and Edward G. Seiders.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Frances (Hoffman) Seiders; two children, Elwood C. Seiders II and his wife Edie of Alabama, and Debbie C. Bryan and her husband Tom of Middletown; five grandchildren, Bill Landis, Lisa Wertly, Elwood C. Seiders III, Kasia Bryan, and Kyle Bryan; and nine great-grandchildren, Rachel, Haden, Hunter, Delayni, Aiden, Keely, Kaiden, Tristan, and Noah.

A tribute to his life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 15:11

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Joan Bordner

Joan Mae Bordner, 84, of Middletown, passed away peacefully at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.JoanBordnerWEB

She was the wife of the late Merlin D. Bordner Sr. for over 60 years. Born in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Percil Clark Sr. and Violet (Soules) Clark.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Clark.
She is survived by her four children: Linda, wife of Edward Barb of Middletown, Patti, wife of Daniel Davenport of Florida, Merlin D. Bordner Jr. and his wife Lynn of Elizabethtown, and Jeffrey A. Bordner and his wife Gina of Hershey; brother, Percil Clark Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Joan spent her early years growing up in an orphanage in Sunbury along with her brother and sister. It defined her as the person she was. As an adult, she made her home in Middletown. She dedicated countless hours to the youth in her community. She volunteered with the Boys Club, led the cheerleading squad and started the first girls softball team in the 1970s.

She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Middletown. She belonged to and supported several other organizations in Middletown and was a Republican committeewoman for several years. Joan loved bowling, softball, selling Avon and watching the Phillies. You could always find her in her yard planting flowers and decorating her house with each passing season. She had the biggest heart and was the most generous and selfless person always putting others first. She provided stability within our family full of laughter, full of tears, and full of love. She will be forever missed.

A tribute to Joan’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Inc., Middletown, with the Rev. M. Lee Elleberger officiating. Viewing will be from 12 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s name can be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, Water & Spruce Sts. Middletown, or to the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 594, Middletown.

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

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 15:41

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Kenneth Imler Jr.

Kenneth Imler Jr.

 Kenneth E. Imler Jr., 59, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at his home. 

 A tribute to his life will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with his bother Mark Imler officiating. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:03

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Marion Scott

Marion Colquhoun Scott, 96, of Halfway, Md. passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016, at her home.

She was born on February 17, 1920, in Middletown, Pa. to the late James Walter and Catharine Collins Devitt Colquhoun.MarionScottWEB

She was a 1938 graduate of Middletown High School in Middletown, Pa., a 1942 graduate of Wilson College with a Bachelor’s Degree, a postgraduate of Western Maryland College in 1975 with her Master’s Degree. She was employed as a Librarian at Williamsport Elementary School and previously a Latin Teacher in Mt. Joy, Pa. until her retirement. Marion was a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church and also a member of the Methodist Women. She was a member of the Washington County Retired Teachers Association and the Maryland Retired Teachers Association.

Marion was preceded in death by a son James H. Scott, a daughter Ann S. Johnson, two brothers James Colquhoun and Edward Colquhoun, and a sister Eleanor Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years Joseph Kyle Scott of Hagerstown, Md.; daughter Susan D. McCormick of Dryden, N.Y.; daughter Sally C. Mummert of Williamsport, Md.; five grandchildren Melissa Vanderhoof, Marshall McCormick, Carrie Johnson, Michelle Rand, and Scott Mummert; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, Md. on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Susan Boehl officiating.  

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.osbornefuneralhome.net.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:57

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Audra Goodwin

Audra Goodwin, 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at HCR Manor Care, Elizabethtown.AudraGoodwinWEB

 She was born March 13, 1936 in Middletown and was the loving daughter of the late John and Ida (Houser) Burkett.

 Audra was a member of the Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren and was involved with many activities through her church. She really enjoyed going to all the Middletown High School sporting events and games. She could always be heard yelling support for her team.

 In addition to her parents, Audra is preceded in death by her husband Elmer Goodwin, two brothers John Burkett and Raymond Burkett, and two sisters Dorothy Mae Matinchek and Blanche Templin.

 Audra is survived by two sons Dennis Goodwin and his wife Kati of Colorado, and Richard Goodwin of Middletown; two grandchildren Ashley Goodwin, and Christopher Goodwin; and a sister Gloria Tittiger.

 A tribute to Audra’s life will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Ed Liskey officiating. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home on Friday.

 Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Audra’s name to Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren, 2943 E. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:49

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Christopher Stoe

Christopher “Chris” Jacob Stoe, 27, of Middletown, after his long battle with Huntington’s Disease, succumbed to the disease and went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 5, 2016, with his loving family by his side. Christopher Stoe

Born on February 19, 1989, in Switzerland, he was the son of Daniela P. Muhlematter Stoe Tingler wife of Bert Tingler of Middletown, and the late Raymond Thomas Stoe.

Chris was a 2008 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School. He was a member of the Chess Club in both elementary and middle school. Chris was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hershey Ward. He earned his Eagle Scout Award, which is the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. Chris enjoyed air soft guns, video games, and putting together Legos, but most of all Chris was an avid Star Wars fan.

In addition to his mother and father, Chris is survived by his brothers Peter Conrad Stoe and Anakyn Tingler, both of Middletown; his paternal grandparents Elmer E., Jr., and Linda Brunner Stoe of Middletown; and his maternal grandparents Christian and Lieselotte Muhlematter of Switzerland.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 4788 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, with Bishop Darin Curtis officiating. Interment will be in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster. The family will be receiving friends and family from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Delaware Valley Chapter, Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), 525 Plymouth Road, Suite 314, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Please specify “Family Services” or “Research for a Cure.” 

Last Updated on Monday, 08 August 2016 14:11

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Grace Demy

Grace W. Demy, 99, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Harrisburg Hospital.GraceDemyWEB

She was born on July 22, 1917, in Tower City and was the loving daughter of the late William and Sadie (Lubold) Bendigo.

Grace was a seamstress for Hesteco Dress Company in Hummelstown for many years. She was an active member at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was involved in the sewing club that knitted quilts.

In addition to her parents, Grace is preceded in death by her first husband, Mark F. Rabuck; second husband, Marlin Demy; infant son, Thomas Rabuck; brother, William Bendigo; and two sisters, Emma Hunter and Elizabeth Shaffer.

Grace is survived by three stepdaughters, Beverly Anywll of Texas, June Farr of Mt. Joy, and Sandra Weatherby of Grantville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A tribute to Grace’s life will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. There will be a visitation from 12 p.m. until the hour of the service on Monday at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown

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

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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:45

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