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Earl Wise Sr.


Earl “Butch” Hoffman Wise Sr., 50, of Middletown passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born December 27, 1966 in Harrisburg to Earl Richard and Ruth Elaine (Rudy) Hoffman. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Earl Hoffman Wise Jr.; daughter, Nicole M. Wise; sister, June Bomgardner of Elizabethtown; and brother, Jerry Wise of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his son Scott Allen Wise.

He was employed by the Press and Journal for many years. He was a firefighter of River Rescue #58. He liked games, was a good hard worker, and loved his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057, with Pastor Britt I. Stohecker officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Middletown Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fager-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 208 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.