July 2, 1960 – December 24, 2016
Best wishes for 2017! Sorry that I won’t be around to share in the happenings of the New Year. It seems that I passed away rather unexpectedly on December 24, 2016 (yeah, on Christmas Eve) at my home in Huber Heights, Ohio at the young age of 56.
A few notes about myself.... I attended Dauphin County Vocational School and graduated from Hershey High School in 1979. I decided to continue my skills and my education as an aircraft power plant mechanic at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to my final sick day (my apologies for not calling in) I worked as an airline mechanic for Contract Aircraft Machines and was a contractor for Ames.
Just a few words for my family... to my wonderful wife Carol, I love you and will miss you and your amazing cooking. My beautiful daughters, Rachel and Emilee Cox and her husband Aaron, you two girls were the joy of my life. I’m proud of both of you. I’m here watching over you, so behave yourselves. To the wonderful grandkids you both brought into this world, Baylee, Ella and Jacob, though our time together was short, I’ll always and forever be your pappy.... love you kids. To my sister Stephanie and her husband Tim Kimmel, save me a seat on the next motorcycle ride and keep two wheels on the road. My niece Detective Maggie Tran, keep the streets of Baltimore safe and be careful out there. My nephew Lee Hall, it’s been a privilege being your uncle. Lucky for you to have such a unique, one of a kind uncle.
And most important to mom, Irma Mengel. It’s okay... I’m fine. Spending missed time with dad, Edgar Nye (he arrived here in April 2003). We have a lot to catch up on. I love you and miss you. But I’m around, really.... just look... I’ll show up every now and then.
To all my other friends and family... sorry I didn’t let anyone know about this sooner. It was as much a surprise to me as all of you. But it’s all okay, really. I’ll see everyone again some day eventually.... no hurry. Just live your lives, and be happy.
So, come join me and my family for some memories and laughs on January 21, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hummelstown, Pa. You won’t see me, but I’ll be there.
Arrangements were handled through Marker and Heller Funeral Home in Dayton, Ohio.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:53
Ann M. Fischer, 80, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health Systems.
She was born in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. Ann married Philip A. Fischer on October 7, 1961 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Philip A. Fischer passed away on January 26, 2005.
Ann retired as the Director of Administrative Affairs for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS), where she was employed for more than 40 years. Ann was a member of St. Andrews, Cape Coral, Florida and was a longtime member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Middletown, Pa. Ann was an active member with the Cape Coral Resident’s Club and Matlacha Women’s Club. She enjoyed being with her family, traveling, reading, swimming and boating.
Besides her husband, Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Adams Rettinger, and a brother, James. S. Rettinger.
Ann is survived by her son, Philip J. Fischer and his wife Corissa of Broomfield, Colorado; a daughter, Jane M. Djakovich and her husband Steven of Hermitage, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, and Tyson Djakovich and Philip E. and William Fischer.
There will be no calling hours. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. Joseph, 79 Case Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146.
Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.
Ann loved her grandchildren dearly and the family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:47
Mary E. Kuhn, 93, of Hummelstown, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born September 19, 1923 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Lewis A. and Ruth (Brubaker) Nunemacher. After 72 years of marriage, she was the widow of William C. Kuhn Sr. on July 16, 2015 and was also preceded in death by her siblings Thelma Staub, Jack Nunemacher, Walter Nunemacher, and Lewis Nunemacher.
A member of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, she was a volunteer at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and 25-year volunteer with the Dauphin County Prison. She was also active in the DAV Auxiliary and was a past president of Hummelstown Lioness.
Surviving are her children William C. Kuhn Jr. and wife Suzanne of Cornwall, and Susan M. Bjorge and husband Michael Librandi of Swatara Township;grandchildren Brain C. Kuhn, Kjell C. Bjorge, and MaryEllen Galuska; andgreat-grandchildren Sarah R. Parmer, Clara R. Kuhn, and Eliza M. Kuhn.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017 at her church, 104 East Main Street, Hummelstown, preceded by a viewing beginning at 1 p.m.
Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042.
Share condolences at BuseFuneralHome.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 12:00
Wallace K. “Hip” Hipple Sr., 87, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born on September 13, 1929, in Middletown and was the loving son of the late Stephen G. and I. Gertrude (Musgrave) Hipple.
Wallace was retired from Fruehauf Corp. and Eshenaur Fuel. He was an avid camper, boater and fisherman, but also enjoyed gardening, building and plumbing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Wallace is survived by his wife of 67 years, Faye (Herneisey) Hipple; five children, Wally Jr. (Christine) of Linglestown, Kathy Cochran of Royalton, Deb Manfred (Gene) of Middletown, Steve (Debbie) of Belleville, Sue Goss (Norman) of Middletown; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
A tribute to Wallace’s life will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, PA 17057, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. There will be a viewing from 12 p.m. until the hour of the service on Friday.
Interment will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Wallace’s name to the charity of donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:18