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G. Edward Carpenter


G. Edward Carpenter, 70, of Middletown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

He was born May 30, 1946 in Harrisburg, Pa. and was the son of the late H. Douglas and Helen (Brestle) Carpenter.

Ed was a graduate of Middletown Area High School, The Pennsylvania State University, and Syracuse University. Ed was retired as a metrologist with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a youth soccer, baseball, and softball coach. He loved music, and throughout his life was involved with the Bainbridge Band, Highspire Singers, the church choir, the PSU Blue Band, and he got much joy from his hobby running audio/visual programs that he established at church. He was also involved in Jeeps Я Us, and he loved gardening and working in his yard. Ed was a member of Highspire First Church of God, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, deacon, elder, and council president.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister Mary Ann (Carpenter) Boroski.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Huey); daughter Amy Burghdorf and husband Gus of Middletown; son Tim and wife Becky of Middletown; and his two special grandchildren Megan Burghdorf and Grant Carpenter.

A celebration of Ed’s life was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Highspire First of God, 115 Second Street, Highspire, PA 17034 at 12 p.m., with Pastor Dave Anderson officiating. Visitation was held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to his church or Doubling Gap Center, 1550 Doubling Gap Road, Newville, PA 17241.

K.M. Knight Funeral Home Highspire is in charge of arrangements.