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Harry Schindler

 

 Harry Schindler, 80, of Seminole, Fla., departed for his final fishing trip on August 18.

 

 He was born in Middletown, and moved to Seminole in 1961. He was an active member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and the Seminole Lions Club.

 

 He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion Chiappetta.  

 

 He is survived by sons Tony and Steve, both of Seminole; daughter Beth Ann of Houston, Texas; and sisters Fay Barb of Middletown, and Nancy Creel of Lawrenceville, Ga.  

 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harry-Anna Trust Fund or the Southeastern Guide Dogs.  

 

 Interment will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery at a future date. 

 

 Cremation is being handled by the National Cremation Society.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:55

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Lillian Bennett

 

Lillian Rose Bennett, 3, passed away on Sunday, August 17. She was the precious baby girl to her mother Ariel Rebecca Klein and the late Alan Michael Werner Simmons.

 

 She was born in Harrisburg on August 16, 2011.

 

 Lily was an energetic little girl who was always so happy and cheerful. She had a wild imagination; she liked to pretend she was helping her daddy work by picking up sticks and riding her bike to “work.” She loved ice cream, the beach, her kitty Pinsy, and she loved to eat. She was known as “Super Lily” because she liked to dress up. She was a precious girl who was full of love for her mommy and daddy and her stuffed toy Rubble. She will be dearly and sadly missed.

 

 She is survived by her mother Ariel Rebecca Klein; her stepfather Danny Oakes Tarell; her maternal grandmother Donna Hoffman and her husband Ronald Lee Hoffman; her maternal grandfather Robert H. Klein and his wife Janet; paternal grandfather Paul Antal; her aunts and uncles Joshua Klein, Jennifer McDonald, Christopher Buchmoyer, Jennie Tarell Shive, and Reid and Annie Hoffman; and her godparents Matthew Birx and his wife Jackie, and Amanda Ball.

 

 Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 20 at Chisuk Emuna Cemetery, 10 34th St., Harrisburg, with Rabbi Akiva Males officiating.

 

 To offer the family condolences, please visit www.HetrickBitner.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:52

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Janet Bomgardner

 

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Janet Lee Bomgardner, 65, of Mount Joy, passed away on Friday, August 22.

 

 She was the loving wife of 47 years to Dennis Bomgardner. A devoted mother to Missy Bomgardner Stone, married to Stacy Stone, and Buffy Bomgardner Shirk, married to Jamey Shirk, and adoring grandmother to Kaycee, Tanner, and Bryce.

 

 Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Way and Mildred Way Petcaugh. 

 

 Janet was preceded in death by her two brothers James and Chirp Way, and stepfather Andrew Petcaugh.  

 

 She is survived by three sisters Sis Brandt, Dot Noll, and Mim Geltmacher, married to Barry Geltmacher; and a brother Henry “Hen” Way, married to Claudia Way.

 

 Janet retired from H.B. Reese. She enjoyed camping, NASCAR racing, and shopping. She was known to put others’ needs before her own. She will be greatly missed.

 

 Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Janet’s life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, at Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., 144 E. High St., Elizabethtown.  

 

 The family will be receiving friends from 6 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. 

 

 Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3002, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, www.efwp.org.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:49

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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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