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Benjamin Gingrich


Benjamin K. Gingrich, 7, of Middletown, was granted his angel wings on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at his home following a lifelong illness.

He was born January 10, 2010 in Harrisburg and was the loving son of Nathan M. and Erin (Keyser) Gingrich.

Benjamin was a member of the Church of God, Middletown.

He loved spending time with his family, going to school where he would love to have them sing “Wheels on the Bus”, swinging in the yard and jumping on the trampoline.

In addition to his parents, Benjamin is survived by his sister, Betsy H. Gingrich of Middletown; paternal grandparents, Jim and Karen Gingrich of Mechanicsburg; maternal grandparents, Deb and Charlie Keyser of Middletown; great-grandparents, Eloise Gingrich, Delphine Marquette, and Aaron Peiffer; uncle Andrew J. Gingrich and his wife Kate of Middletown; aunt, Shelley M. Odenthal and husband Kevin of New Jersey; uncle William R. Spaw III and his wife Danielle of Nevada; uncle Aaron R. Wood of Middletown; and cousins, Finn and Anna Gingrich, Ellie and Mila Spaw.

A tribute to Benjamin’s life was held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Church of God, 245 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler officiating. There was a viewing Sunday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday at the church.

Interment at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Benjamin’s name to The Vista School, 1021 Springboard Dr., Hershey, PA 17033, or Children’s Miracle Network, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, Hershey, PA 17033.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you for all the love and support that has been shown throughout his journey. Ben and the family have felt so much love from everyone. Condolences may be sent online at