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Robert Ortity

Robert G. Ortity, 86, of Londonderry Township, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Spring Creek Nursing Center, Harrisburg.


 Born March 25, 1930 in Middletown, he was a son of the late Michael Sr. and Veronica (Sabonic) Ortity and was the widower of Annie May “Sis” Ortity, who died January 2009.


 A United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he retired from Olmsted Air Force Base and later worked at Lower Dauphin High School.


 Surviving are his brother Michael Ortity Jr.; sister Veronica Petris; two nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.


 A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Buse Funeral Home, 2 East Main Street, Hummelstown, preceded by a viewing beginning at 10 a.m.
 Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery.


 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project, 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.


 Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:13

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Carol Woomer

Carol L. Woomer, 80, of Royalton, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Harrisburg Hospital.Carol Woomer 6 29


 She was born December 25, 1935 in Bressler, Pa. and was the loving daughter of the late Frank L. Sr. and Goldie (Garver) Kuren.


 Carol was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Steelton. She enjoyed going to yard sales and doing crossword puzzles, but what she valued most was the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.


 In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Woomer, two sons Eugene Duke and Darin Woomer, and two brothers John Kuren and Frank Kuren Jr.


 Carol is survived by her son Craig Duke, with whom she lived; daughter LaRita Thompson and her husband Stacy of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren Darrien Woomer, DeaVen Woomer, Rylea Thompson, and Jaiden Thompson; and four siblings Thomas Kuren, Raymond Kuren, David Kuren, and Barbara Kuren.


 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 815 S. 2nd St., Steelton, PA 17113, with Father David Danneker as celebrant. A viewing will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from
10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.


 Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.


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

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Shirley Still

Shirley M. Still, 79, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Harrisburg Hospital.


 She was born on January 30, 1937 in Harrisburg.


 Shirley was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed playing bingo.


 Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Robert M. Still in 1987.


 She is survived by her children; Robert M. Deckman and his wife Cynthia of Middletown, Patricia A. Smith of Harrisburg, Priscilla K. Aurand of Middletown, Betty A. Bair and her husband Scott of Middletown, and Daniel M. Still and his wife Jody of Middletown; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 14:56

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William Renshaw

William G. Renshaw, 94, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, Fla.


 Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill Pa.


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 14:53

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Mark Kauffman Sr.

Mark A. Kauffman Sr., 58, of Benton Township, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at his home.


 Memorial services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 14:51

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Nancy Clark

Nancy L. Clark, 67, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.


 She was born in Middletown on October 3, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Ross F. and Alma G. Derr Brant.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 14:49

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Robert Young Sr.

Robert A. Young Sr., 74, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.


 A tribute to Robert’s life was held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Rd., Elizabethtown, PA 17022, with the Rev. Melvin Weaver, his pastor, officiating.  Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church.


 Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, following a light luncheon after the memorial service.


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


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:55

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Stanton Garber Sr.

Stanton L. “Moe” Garber Sr., 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Middletown Home.Stanton Garber Sr. 6 15


 He was born on September 21, 1926 in Mount Joy and was the loving son of the late Newpher and Emma (Givens) Garber.


 Stanton proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II where he served in both Pacific and European Theaters. Stanton was a member of American Legion 594, VFW Post 1620, Rescue Hose Co. #3 and the Moose Lodge 410, all of Middletown.


 In addition to his parents Stanton was preceded in death by his wife Fern A. (Still) Garber; five brothers Walter, Paul, Russell, Gerald, and Robert Garber; and three sisters Dorothy Otis, Barbara Campbell and Betty Garber.


 Stanton is survived by five children, Stanton L. Garber Jr. of Middletown, Dennis G. Garber Sr. and his wife Linda of Middletown, Vicki L. Bridges and her husband Charles of Middletown, Ronald K. Garber and his wife Jodi of Mechanicsburg, and David A. Garber Sr. of Middletown; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two sisters Phyllis Garber of Palmyra and Jackie Keen of Middletown.


 A tribute to Stanton’s life will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dan Gilbert officiating. There will be a viewing on Wednesday,
June 15, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. as well as 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.


 Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.


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

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Shirley Rife

Shirley Y. Rife, 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Colonial Park Care Center, Harrisburg PA.


 A tribute to her life was held on Monday June 13, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Doug Pyszka, her pastor, officiating. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.


 Burial was at Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.


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

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Roselee Jones

Roselee S. Jones, 74, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at her home.Roselee Jones 6 15


 She was born on October 10, 1941 in Cumberland, Md. and was the daughter of the late Guy and Edna Miller Hill.


 She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and baking.


 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Cynthia L. Williams and 15 siblings.


 She is survived by her loving husband of more than 48 years, Carl C. Jones; three children, Shirley L. Kalopitas and her husband Spyros of Philadelphia, Gregory S. Jones of Middletown, and Susan A. Leggore and her husband Gerald of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren, Leonidas A. Kalopitas, Alexandros C. Kalopitas, Kayla C. Parrish, Jenna L. Bartholomew, Krystal M. Thompson, Christina M. Troche, Rhonda A. Leggore, Gregory A. Jones; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; six siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.


 A tribute to her life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown. There will be a viewing from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.


 Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


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

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Hazel Houck

Hazel Mae Houck, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family.


 She was born on October 12, 1925 and was the daughter of the late Vance F. and Ella Margaret Bush Carbaugh.


 She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and was a former production worker at the former Hestaco Dress Factory.


She enjoyed gardening, camping with her husband, and spending time with family, but her greatest joy was the love she received from her grandchildren.


 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry D. Houck, a brother Frank Carbaugh, and a sister Silvia Billet.


 She is survived by her son Stanley H. Nowicki Jr. of Elizabethtown; two daughters Hazel Mae (Carlson) Miller and her husband Raymond of Macedon N.Y., and Ann (Carlson) McCann of Hummelstown; six grandchildren, two of which spent a great deal of time with Hazel, Ann R. (Miller) Michaels, and Joshua W. McCann; five great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister Catherine (Carbaugh) Olweiler.


 A tribute to Hazel’s life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.


 Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Middletown.


 Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel’s name to the Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.


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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:39

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