Monica Andring Adelman, 66, of Middletown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, September 10.
She was born on July 16, 1948 to the late John (Shang) and Bertha Andring of Portage, Pa.
She was a longtime employee of Allegheny Valley Schools where she passionately cared for those in need. In her free time she enjoyed yard sales and finding a good deal on just about anything. Her life is highlighted by her lifelong selflessness as she devoted her time to ensure everyone in her reach had a gift to open at just the right time to know that they were cared for. She will be one remembered for her loving, nurturing spirit and grace.
Monica was preceded in death by her eldest sister, Jean Pontious of Ohio.
She is survived by three siblings Michael Andring of Detroit, Ruthann Smith of Middletown, and Diana Burger of Portage. In addition to her siblings, she is survived by Fred Adelman of Elizabethtown and children MeChel Camp and her husband Mike, and Aaron Adelman and his wife Jen, all of Middletown; seven grandchildren Chase, Paige and Davin Adelman, and Michael, Chelsey, Jacob, and Skyler Camp, all of Middletown; and seven great-grandchildren.
A post-service celebration of Monica’s life will take place on Saturday, September 27.
The family has entrusted the care of the Coble-Reber Funeral Home, Middletown, to handle the final arrangements.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:14
John Charles Allsup Jr. “Johnny,” “Zeak DQ,” 58, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Sunday, September 21.
He was born on August 29, 1956 in Harrisburg and was the son of John Charles Sr. and Mae Y. Carrillo Allsup.
John was a mechanic and worked for several employers including the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot and HIA Skycap; he was a 1974 graduate of Middletown Area High School; and was a member of Moose Lodge 410, VFW Post 1620, and the former Elks 359, all of Middletown, and Club Essies and 320 Club of Steelton.
Johnny enjoyed winemaking, playing darts, listening to Jazz music, DJ-ing, and grilling, but his greatest joy of all was the love he received and gave to his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Johnny is survived by his soul mate Charlene Forney of Elizabethtown; daughters Heather (Victor), and Christine (Derek); sisters Kimberlee Scott (Cecil) of Philadelphia, Robin and Stephanie of Middletown, and Leslie Kelly (Larry) of Harrisburg; brothers Guy, Vincent (Tsani), and Matthew (Nicole), all of Harrisburg; grandchildren Dallas, Dakota, and Drayton of Middletown; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial tribute to Johnny’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with Mr. Charles Rowell officiating.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:09
Clayton P. Keefer, 96, of Country Meadows, Hershey, passed away on Tuesday, September 16.
Born July 14, 1918 in Middletown, he was a son of the late Clayton and Sadie M. Schaeffer Keefer. He was the widower of Helen M. Grosh Keefer in 1970 and Mary E. Stuck Olson Keefer in 2013.
He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot; he was an avid fisherman; was a 1936 graduate of Middletown High School; he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown, Seniors Over Sixty, and NARFE; and he was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
He is survived by his sons Clayton D., husband of Theresa Keefer of Harrisburg, and Claude D., husband of Karen Keefer of Elizabethtown; stepdaughters Barbara L., wife of John Bowser of Hershey, Patricia A. Metzger of Harrisburg, and Diane E. Olson of Harrisburg; grandchildren Clayton J. Keefer, Gregory Keefer, John Bowser, Christine Bowser Reed, Michele Metzger Grossman, and Richard Metzger; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Funeral service was held on Friday at his church with his longtime friend and pastor the Rev. Robert P. Stokes, and current pastor the Rev. Thomas A. Maurer.
Interment was in Middletown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
Condolences may be shared at BuseFuneralHome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:05
Mary Catherine Dinga, 81, of Middletown, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 16.
Mary was born June 11, 1933 in Ford City, Pa. and was raised there by her late parents, Rudolph and Marie Petrovsky.
She graduated from Ford City High School, class of 1951, where she was a cheerleader and a badminton player. She attended Mercyhurst College in Erie. She met Frank Dinga while working at the soda counter at Ford City Pharmacy. They were married in 1952, enjoyed 62 years of marriage, and were blessed with six children.
She was devoted to our Lord and our Blessed Mother, Mary. She had a strong faith that she humbly shared with others, even in her final days. Her genuine love and caring attitude defined her, and she was always willing to give a helping hand or kind words to those in need. She was a loving wife and mother and cherished time with her family. She enjoyed many trips with her husband, and family reunion vacations. Her hobbies included dancing, reading, doing puzzles, sewing, and volunteering.
In 1982, Mary established the funeral luncheon committee at Seven Sorrows Church, and coordinated it with her husband, Frank. She worked with her team captains and helpers, providing funeral luncheons for parish families for over 25 years. She also assisted with many church events and activities, including being on the church cleaning crew for over 25 years. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She volunteered for Birthright (now called Morning Star) for many years, assisting women and children, and was involved with the Girl Scouts when her daughters were young, and was a Brownie leader.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only son, Francis J. Dinga Jr., who passed away in 1981.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Francis (Prink) Dinga of Middletown; her five daughters Mary Albers and husband Ken of Middletown; Joan Lane of Placentia, Calif., Madonna Szekeres of Berryville, Va., Loretta Kiedrowski and husband Jamie of Bloomingdale Ohio, and Yvonne Horner and husband Russ of Alexandria, Va.; her brother the Rev. Felix Petrovsky, O.F.M. Cap., of Victoria, Kan.; 18 loving grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and countless people she “adopted” into her family, who called her “Mom Dinga”; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. The celebrant was the Rev. Ted Keating and concelebrating was the Rev. James Petrovsky, cousin of Mary, and assisted by Deacon Eric Dinga, Mary’s grandnephew.
Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Middletown.
Donations in Mary’s honor may be sent to Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, PA 17057; to Morning Star Pregnancy Services; or you may consider sending flowers to your own Mom in honor of Mom Dinga.
Online condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:00
Anne Marie Mecca, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest at Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown, on Tuesday, September 16.
She was born on June 15, 1925 in Scranton, and was the daughter of the late Vito and Immaculata Pagnotta Ciccone.
Anne was retired from the food service industry; was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown; she enjoyed cooking, reading, and watching movies of the famous Hollywood star John Wayne; and most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband John Joseph Mecca, four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her two sons John and wife Leslie, and Pete and wife Jody, all of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating, her pastor officiating.
Burial was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, to handle the arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:55
Margaret E. “Peggy” Ettinger, 81, of Middletown, entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, at her home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
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Robert A. Kaylor Sr., 83, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 5, at The Middletown Home.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:23
June L. Rudy Clements, 79, of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, and formerly of Essex House, Middletown, died Wednesday, December 5, at the Home.
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Walter H. Clarke Jr. “Buster,” 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 2, in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 19:06