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Robert E. Markey


Robert E. Markey, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at his home with his loving wife and daughter by his side. He was the loving husband of Jacquelene M. (Houser) Markey.

Robert was born in Lebanon, Pa. on August 3, 1930 to the late Homer and Viola (Matterness) Markey.

Robert was a member of Garden Chapel, Middletown. He was a retired mason for Bethlehem Steel and enjoyed playing golf. Robert also enjoyed watching a “good” ball game on TV.

Robert is survived by his loving wife; his sons, Robert E. Markey Jr. and wife Sandra of Lower Paxton Twp. and Jeffrey B. Markey and wife Karen of Middletown; his daughter, Peggy A. Markey of Middletown; his brother, Richard Markey; his sister, Betty Asick; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

His daughter, Cynthia K. Markey, preceded Robert in death.

Private services were held on Monday, December 30, 2019, followed by burial in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Pa.

Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa. was entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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