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Arda M. Matinchek


Arda M. (Souders) Matinchek, 69, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Harrisburg on March 4, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ada (Berluti) Souders.

Arda was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown. She enjoyed gardening and shopping, but her greatest joy was her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald L. Matinchek; her brother, Louis Souders; a sister-in-law, Dolores (Dawn) Strauss; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Matinchek.

She is survived by her four children, Ronald L. Matinchek Jr. (Dawn), Kenneth J. Matinchek, Kim L. Matinchek (Ian) and Nathan A. Matinchek (Liz); three brothers, James Souders (Diane), Ronald Souders (Barbara) and George Souders (Becky); five grandchildren, Danielle Albright (Anthony Jr.), Lindsey Holmes, Josh Matinchek, Anthony Holmes and Nicholas Holmes; one great-grandson, Anthony Albright III; four sisters-in-law, Martha Souders, Agnes Fuoti (George) Ruth Ann Ierley (Jerry) and Maryann Matinchek; and two brothers-in-law, Frank E. (Margaret) and James Matinchek.

A tribute to her life will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions in Arda’s name may be sent to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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