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Arlene G. Brightbill


Arlene G. Brightbill, 89, of Hummelstown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg.

Arlene was born on September 20, 1929 in Harrisburg, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Florence (Gelsinger) Brightbill.

She was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War.

She was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown.

In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her brothers, Rollin (Tiddle), Harold, Marlin, Charlie and Francis (Jake) and her sister Ruth (Mengel/Shiffler).

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arlene was a woman who exemplified what it meant to be strong and independent. Arlene lived in California, Connecticut, Texas and Arkansas before moving back to Pennsylvania to be among her family in her final years. She was outspoken in her beliefs and a true patriot. She loved her nieces and nephews dearly and delighted in their accomplishments. Arlene also leaves behind many friends around the country that she considered family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Burial with military honors will be held at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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

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