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Mollie Fisher

 

 Mollie R. Fisher, 70, of Hummels-town, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 24, at Harrisburg Hospital. For More information, go to our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.  

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:43

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Thomas Casey

 

 

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 Thomas Patrick Casey of Pipe Creek, Texas, formerly of Middletown, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23.

 

 Tom spent his youth in Middletown, attending Seven Sorrows Catholic School and Middletown Area High School. In his youth he participated in baseball, basketball, swimming, and Scouting organizations. Prior to his senior year, and following the closure of Olmsted AFB, Tom and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and was assigned to bases in Texas. After his service he had several occupations before settling on a long career with a large supermarket chain based in San Antonio. 

 

 Thomas was a kind and caring man who loved his family and friends, as well as his dogs. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

 

 Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Casey, and his sisters Mary Jane and Kathleen. 

 

 He is survived by his brothers Daniel (Deborah) of East Hanover, Michael of Pipe Creek, and Brian (Laurie) of Helotes, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Texas and Pennsylvania.

 

 Sentiments can be shared at sunsetnwfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:41

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Allen Adams

 

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 Allen “Jack” Adams, 80, of Liverpool, formerly of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 28, after a long battle with cancer. 

 

 He was born on November 20, 1934 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Walter E. and Helen Berstler Adams. 

 

 He was a Korean War veteran, a member of American Legion Post 594, Middletown, Moose Lodge 596, Elizabethtown, and Middletown Anglers and Hunters. 

 

 In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife Gail Cover Adams, brothers Paul, Charles and Francis, and sisters Lois McKee and Mary Hoke. 

 

 He is survived by his love, Fawn; two sons Jerry W. Fairview and Daniel of Liverpool; Erin Twilley of Mt. Pleasant Mills; sister Linda Hoover of Burlington, N.C.; brother Walter E. Adams Jr. of Whitehall, Mont.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

 

 A Tribute to his life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. 

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:36

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Jean Brodie

 

Jean E. Kamykoski Brodie, 57, of Steelton, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 25, at Harrisburg Hospital.

 

 She was born on November 3, 1957 in Harrisburg, and was the daughter of the late Stephen B. and Elizabeth Leonard Kamykoski.

 

 Jean was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg and a former member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. She loved taking care of her loving family and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jeremy Brodie, who died on January 22, 2015.

 

 She is survived by her loving husband David T. Brodie of Steelton; sons Zach S. Brodie and wife Caitlin of Linglestown, and Nicholas D. Brodie of Bressler; daughter Jessica A. Brodie of Middletown; sister Judy A. Lewis of Harrisburg; and grandchildren Carter Zeiters of Middletown and Rya Brodie of Linglestown.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated: Wednesday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, with the Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, her pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Middletown Cemetery.

 

 Viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown.  

 

 Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s honor to the American Breast Cancer Society, 1220 East Joppa Rd., Towson, MD 21286.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:28

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Jack Whye

 

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 Jack K. Whye Sr., 70, of Middletown, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, at Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Sandra K. Fink Whye.

 

 Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Elwood and Louise Kipp Whye. 

 

 Jack was a graduate of Middletown High School, class of 1962; he retired from Bethlehem Steel where he worked as a scale master; he was a member of Middletown Moose Lodge #410; and he enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, going to the movies with his son, and target shooting. 

 

 He was preceded in death by his sisters Patricia Gutshall and Faye Gantz.

 

 Surviving in addition to his wife are his son Jack K. Whye Jr. (Lu Ann Renee) of Colonial Park; and his sister Edna Hurlock of Royalton.  

 

 Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA, 925 Linda Lane, Camp Hill, PA 17011.  

 

 Arrangements by Coble-Reber Funeral Home, Middletown.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:42

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Marion Munz

 

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Marion L. Munz, 91, formerly of Union St., Middletown, died Friday, February 20, at Hill Farm Estates, Annville. She was the wife of the late Henry R. Munz, who died in 1966.

 

 Born in Pottsville on December 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Henrietta Gunder Weber.  

 

 She was a homemaker; was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown, where she helped to prepare the church newsletters; and she was also an avid Penn State fan. 

 

 She was preceded in death by three brothers William, George, and Arthur Weber Jr., and two sisters Dorothy Oliver and Eleanore Weber.

 

 Surviving are three sons Ralph F., husband of Beverly A. Munz of Annville, John Munz of Palmyra, and Thomas B., husband of Brenda Munz of Emporium; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

 Funeral services: Friday, February 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Streets, Middletown. 

 

 Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.

 

 Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Sts., Middletown, PA 17057.

 

 Arrangements by Kreamer Funeral Home, Annville.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:38

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Dolores Stichter

 

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 Dolores Antoinette Masciotti Stichter, 81, of Hummelstown, passed away at Country Meadows of Hershey on Monday, February 23.

 

 

 Dolores, spelled with an “o”, was born on November 8, 1933 in Reading, to the late Janet Tablone and Antonio Masciotti of Tony’s Garage in Reading. 

 

 Dolores was active in the Council of Catholic Women (CCW), holding all position rings since 1972: president of the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, 2004 - 2006; associate member of the National Council of Catholic Women; and associate member of the World Union Catholic Women Organization. She was a certified CCD teacher. In the past, she was a Eucharistic minister and member of the Parish Council of Seven Sorrows BVM, and was also a sacristan for the diocesan chapel.

 

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sweet younger sis-ta-da Arlene, wife of Robert Vespico of Warrenton, Va., and a stepsister Anna Jane, wife of R. Dan Gill of Selinsgrove.

 

 She is survived by her husband Richard J. Stichter, having shared 747 happy months of marriage; her children Joyce (Robert) Kopko of Hummelstown, Richard A. (Cindy) Stichter of Blythewood, S.C., Nancy Stichter of Harrisburg, and Anne (Russell) Davidson of Baltimore, Md.

 

 The stars in her life were by beautiful grandchildren Janel Griffith of Blythewood, S.C, Nicole Stichter of Laurel, Md., Kimberly (Jason) Miller of Edinburgh, Scotland, Kristen Kopko of Washington, D.C., Erin (Josh) Moore of Beale AFB, California, and Sean Davidson of Augusta, S.C. Four little angel great-grandchildren Samantha, daughter of Janel, Emily and Elizabeth, daughters of Erin and Josh, and Myles, son of Sean.

 

 Dolores also leaves behind her pen pal of 70+ years, Joan Joy, of Bourne-mouth, England. They started their correspondence at the age of 11 during World War II, writing in pencil and, today, using e-mail on an iPad.

 

 Dolores loved her many nieces, nephews, cousins, her Italian heritage, and the many women she met from around the world that she called friends.

 

 The family would like to thank the loving staff of Country Meadows of Hershey, Osteopathic Hospital Unit 1 Main, Fresenius Dialysis Centre, Andrews & Patel, Rhoads Pharmacy, and Dr. Joseph Lahr for all their caring and support.

 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated: Saturday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Race & Conewago Sts., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant, and the Rev. Edward Lavelle as concelebrant. 

 

 Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 27, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m., and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 in the narthex of the church.

 

 Burial is at the convenience of the family at Gethsemane Cemetery in Laureldale, Pa.

 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seven Sorrows BVM Council of Catholic Women to be used for the many services they provide in the name of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

 

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

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:33

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Terry Musgrave

 

 Terry DeWayne Musgrave, 73, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Sunday, February 15, at Colonial Park Care Center in Harrisburg, surrounded by his devoted family.

 He was born on September 24, 1941, at Harrisburg Hospital, and was the son of the late Anna M. Musgrave.

 Terry was retired as a photographer from the Pennsylvania State Museum, after which he managed the 7-Eleven convenience store on the square in Middletown for many years. He attended Valley Baptist Church and was a member of Middletown Liberty Hose Fire Company. His hobbies included photography, reading, spending time at the Jersey and Delaware beaches, and playing the slot machines at casinos. But most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his grandfather William E. Musgrave and stepson Scott Lee Royer.

 He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Bertha E. Fox Musgrave; son Scott T. Musgrave of Harrisburg; daughter Bethany A. Musgrave of Harrisburg; stepchildren Lisa I. Krepps and husband Steven, Steven Royer and companion Cindy Morris, and Timothy Royer and wife Ronnie, all of Middletown; grandchildren Jason, Mandy, Patrick, Kevin, Timothy, Ashley, Tiara, Tasia, and Tony; and great-grandchildren Ella and Cullen.

 Memorial services for Terry: Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 1190 N. Union St., Middletown, with the Rev. Jerry Cowan officiating.  

 Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 Memorial contributions can be sent in Terry’s honor to his church, Valley Baptist Church, 1190 N. Union St., 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, 17 February 2015 15:19

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Willis Shrauder

Willis R. Shrauder, 100, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, February 10, at home.

He was the widower of Helen Shrauder.

Born September 21, 1914 in Steelton, he was the son of the late Arthur R. and Mary Battorf Shrauder.

Willis was a member of Odd Fellows, Middletown Anglers and Hunters, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; and he was an avid fisherman.

Willis also was preceded in death by a brother Elwood Shrauder.

He is survived by son Ray E. Shrauder of Warranton, Va.; daughter Joyce Foerster of Middletown; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:17

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Patricia Gutshall

 

 Patricia A. Gutshall, 81, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, February 14, at the Middletown Home. For more information, please visit our website at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:15

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Dorothy Krupilis

Dorothy A. Krupilis, 93, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 16, at ManorCare, Elizabethtown.

DorothyKrupilis2-18WEBShe was born on May 13, 1921, in the Village of Park Place, Mahanoy City, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emily Swartz Casper.

Dot was a former employee of Hershey Foods, Doubleday and Olivetti Corporation. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown and a graduate of Mahanoy Township High School Class of 1939. She was fondly called “Mimi” by her family. Dot was a loving, giving, sharing person and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years, Charles S. Krupilis, a sister Helen, and brothers Joseph and William Casper.

She is survived by her son Charles “Gravy” J. Krupilis Sr. and wife JoAnn of Middletown; grandsons Michael C. Krupilis and wife Jill, and Charles “Chuck” J. Krupilis Jr. and wife Karen, all of Middletown; great-grandchildren Dylan, Kody, Zack, Gabrielle and Natalie; and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Dorothy: Friday, February 20, at 11 a.m. at Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, her pastor, officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy’s name to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Union and Spring Sts., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:13

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