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Lorraine Lexow


lorrainelexShe was born in Shamokin on May 10, 1930 and was the only daughter of the late Roland and Hazel Price Coalson.

She was a retired clerk for the Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg; a graduate of Shamokin High School Class of 1948; and she was a member of the State Police Retirement Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees, and Guys and Dolls of Millersville.

Lorraine enjoyed sewing, baking, making candy, traveling and cruising with family and friends.   She loved time spent with her family and friends, but most of all she adored watching her great-grandson Bobby grow.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard J. Lexow, who passed away on May 26, 2012.

She is survived by her loving daughter Cynthia L., wife of C. Ronald Johns of Middletown; dearest sister-in-law Caesarine M., wife of Clifford Witmyer of Paramus, N.J.; grandsons Ryan, husband of Kim Schwartz Johns, great-grandson Bobby Johns of Marietta, and Brett Johns and fiancee Christine Hoover of Hershey; niece Caesarine Novello and husband Anthony of Paramus N.J.; nephew Clifford Witmyer and wife Jeanette of Pompton Lake, N.J.; several great-nieces, nephew and cousins; and many dear, kind, and caring  friends and neighbors.

A Tribute to her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at New Beginnings Church, Riverside Chapel, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, with Pastor Britt Strohecker officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, in the chapel.

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to New Beginnings Church, 630 S. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

Arrangements by Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown.

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