10/20/1928 - 11/2/2011 Mike Mitchell, 83, started his heavenly journey on Wednesday, November 2.
Mike was born in Harrisburg on October 20, 1928 and graduated from Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in 1947.
He was a printer/pressman for Duplex Products, retiring in 1990 to fully enjoy gardening, visiting friends & traveling with his wife, deep sea fishing with his friends, and making memories with his grandchildren.
Mike had so much love and pride for his family and his service to the Deaf community.
He was the loving husband for 61 years to Mary Ellen, loving father to Rick, Ang, and Lisa, and a devoted grandpa to six grandchildren in the Mitchell, McGeehan and Robinson families.
He was a lifelong resident of Harrisburg and a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD), which he served in many capacities since 1950. One of Mike's greatest accomplishments within PSAD was as the chairperson of the 1981 PSAD convention at the Host Inn.
He was amazed at the advances in technology during his lifetime that enhanced his ability to stay connected with Deaf friends and family from all over the country. Mike always had a sweet smile on his face and was loved by so many who will cherish memories of their time with him.
Mike's life was a celebration filled with humor and love.
Please join us for his final celebration at Zion Lutheran church in Penbrook on Monday, November 7 at10 a.m. Visitation will be one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in his memory to PSAD, 1327 Brinton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-4633
05/10/1932 - 11/2/2011 Stanley T. Singer died on Wednesday, November 2, at his home in Camp Hill. He was born on May 10, 1932, in Middletown, PA. He was the son of Abraham and Sarah Singer (deceased) and a member of the historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Middletown.
Stan graduated from Middletown Area High School in 1950 and from Dickinson College in Carlisle in 1955, where he majored in political science and economics and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Stan was an active alumnus throughout his life.
Singer entered the U.S. Army in 1955. He received basic training at Fort Knox and was then assigned duties as a battery clerk in the 3rd Armored Division stationed in Friedberg, Germany, until his tour of duty ended in 1957.
After army service, Singer worked at the family store, Singer’s TV & Appliances, in Middletown until it closed in 1974. He then was named Executive Director and lobbyist for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. Singer resigned the post in 1981 to accept a position as Executive Director and lobbyist for the newly-formed statewide association of cable television system owners, operators and industry suppliers, the Pennsylvania Cable Television Association (PCTA). In 1991, Singer was named President of the PCTA and served until his retirement in December 1995. He continued as a consultant to the cable industry.
Stan is survived by his loving family, wife Phyllis G. Singer, a native of State College, and four children, D. Bruce Stultz (Dianna), Dotti L. Stultz Yingling (Scott), Michele Stultz Gaiski (Larry), and Todd L. Singer (Robin), all of Harrisburg, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Judith Zernik (Alfred) and Flo London (Jack), and was preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Shawn and Heather Stultz.
When Stan wasn’t traveling around the world with his wife, he was a regular at Kuppy’s Diner and the Cornerstone Coffee House and will be remembered by his many friends in Middletown, Camp Hill, and on Capitol Hill. A fan of the Sunday drive, his children and grandchildren will savor a lifetime of cherished memories and mischief. His family is privileged to have had the opportunity of having a one of a kind husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.d o nginuH
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, November 7, 2011 in the Bookstaber Chapel of Mount Moriah Cemetery, with Rabbi Ron Muroff officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Shiva will be observed at 401 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, at 6:30 pm at B’nai Jacob Synagogue, Nissley and Water Streets, Middletown.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home,
To send condolences to the Singer family please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.
Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Historic B’Nai Jacob Synagogue c/o Mr. Lawrence Kapenstein, Treasurer, 121 Shirley Drive Middletown, PA 17057 or to the Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation Post Office Box 311 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0311.
04/30/1941 - 11/1/2011 Thomas C. Schell, 70, of Lykens, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at home with his family by his side.
He was born in Lykens, PA on April 30, 1941 to the late Claude and Anna Schell.
He had been employed with the former Kinney Shoe Corp. in Millersburg.
Surviving are his son Timothy C. Schell and his wife Tina of Elizabethville, two daughters Denise M. Harner of Harrisburg, Kimberly A. Matter and her husband David of Harrisburg, two brothers Jack Schell of Lykens, Jim Schell of Millersburg, two grandchildren Channel M. Harner, Natalie A. Schell, and a great granddaughter Kayleigh Daubert. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Shana M. Schell, two brothers Rick Schell and Hab Schell.
Memorial services will be held at ST Christopher Evangelical Lutheran Church, 635 N 2nd St., Lykens, on Monday, November 7th at 11:00 with a light luncheon following the service.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home,
To send condolences to the Schell family please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to Compassionate Care Hospice 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive Suite #100 Camp Hill, PA 17011.
01/09/1987 - 10/30/2011 Michael D. Anderson 24 of Dalmatia, Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011.
Michael was a controls Technician for Intercon.
He was a member of Zion Stone Valley Elca Ucc church Dalmatia, PA, a member of the Dalmatia volunteer fire company #62, and the Mandata American Legion post 504.
Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to the beach, and spending time with his family, friends, and his beloved dog Candy.
Michael is survived by his mother Ida M. Anderson of Dalmatia, his grandmother Virginia L. Schroyer of Dalmatia. One brother Nickalous D. Anderson of Dalmatia. Six uncles Homer C. Gross, William H. Schroyer and wife Karen, Richard M. Schroyer and wife Veronica all of Dalmatia, Henry M. Schroyer and wife Deneen of Mechanicsburg, Robert J. Gilligan and wife Sheryl of Herndon, and Greg Heim and wife Angela of Dalmatia. One nephew Garrett M. Zeiders of Dalmatia, One Niece Anayiah Ellis of Athens, Ohio, and many cousins.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Zion Stone Valley Church 1871 Mountain Rd. Dalmatia, PA 17017 starting at 11 AM with the Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 AM until time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to his church care of the Michael D. Anderson Memorial Fund at 1781 Mountain Rd. Dalmatia, PA 17017.
To send condolences to the Anderson family please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.
Mary Elizabeth "Hutchy" Fries Wolfe
07/12/1923 - 11/01/2011 Mary Elizabeth “Hutchy” Fries Wolfe, 88, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.
She was born on July 12, 1923 in Steelton, PA to the late Alfred F. and Ethel F. (Hutcheson) Fries. She was a graduate of Steelton High School, the former Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing and the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.
She was a certified case manager for Metropolitan Insurance Company in Orange County, CA and a registered nurse for the Nationwide Regional Office in Harrisburg.
She was a member of the Nationwide Insurance Retirement Group, Harrisburg Hospital Nurses Alumni Association Class of 1944, a member and Past Matron of Capital City Chapter #146 OES. She was former member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church and Daughters of the Nile Ozemb Temple #52.
She was the widow of Charles I. Wolfe and proceeded in death by a sister LaVerne Pilkerton.
Surviving are two nieces and several close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, with Reverend Dave Biser officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Viewing will be from 10am until 11am on Friday in the funeral home, with an Eastern Star service beginning at 10:50am.
To send condolences to the Wolfe family or for directions please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg 7790 Grayson Road Harrisburg, PA 17111 or to the Building Fund of Cross Point United Methodist Church 430 Colonial Road Harrisburg, PA 17109.
08/10/1924 - 10/29/2011 Raymond Nieliwocki, Sr., 87, of Harrisburg, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Golden Living Center, East Pennsboro Township.
He was born on August 10, 1924 in Albany, New York to the late Adam and Eufemia (Kolakowska) Nieliwocki.
Ray was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II and a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was retired from the Commonwealth of PA Department of Welfare.
Ray was a professional golf enthusiast.
Surviving are two sons Raymond Nieliwocki, Jr. and his wife Helen of Lemoyne, Steve Nieliwocki and his wife Aurelina of Harrisburg, two brothers Lou Nieliwocki of Wilmington, DE, Danny Nieliwocki of Arizona, 7 grandchildren Beka, Anna, Leah, Luke, Ruth, Elizabeth and Rosalyia. He was preceded in death by two sisters Florence Hank and Henrietta Pryor.
Graveside services will be held at 11am on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Burial with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home.
To send condolences to Nieliwocki family please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.
Horace William "Bill" Fritz
04/01/1952 - 10/28/2011 Horace William “Bill” Fritz, 59, of New Buffalo, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 28, 2011 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #542.
He was a member of Perry Lodge #458 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine and the Perry-Juniata Shrine Club.
Bill was well known in his community for helping others and aiding in the betterment of his town. He enjoyed Halloween, passing out large chocolate bars to all the neighborhood children.
Bill will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit.
Surviving are his daughter Alice E. Heikes and her husband Jonathan of Duncannon and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father Horace C. “Bill” Fritz and his stepmother Myrtle Beth Fritz.
Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home.
To send condolences to the Fritz family please go to www.ronsmithfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to the New Buffalo United Methodist Church 35 Mill Street New Buffalo, PA 17069.
01/12/1931 - 10/28/2011 Mary Ann Carnes Lewis, 80, formerly of Steelton’s West Side, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Golden Living Center, East Pennsboro Township.
She was born on January 12, 1931 in Harrisburg to the late William John Carnes and Annie Young Carnes.
She was a very artistic lady, baking and decorating cakes for many of her neighbor’s birthday celebrations. She was gifted at craft making as well as knitting, needlepoint and crocheting.
She was the widow of Allen Robert Lewis and Robert Joseph “Scratcher” Zimmerman, Sr.
Surviving are two daughters Mary Elizabeth Zimmerman of Steelton, Judith Ann Hurlock and her husband David of Middletown, four sons Robert J. Zimmerman, Jr. of Middletown, William J. Zimmerman of Harrisburg, Richard A. Zimmerman and his wife Lori of Middletown, Michael L. Zimmerman of Harrisburg, 18 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and 3 brothers.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 in the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home.
To send condolences to Mary Ann Carnes Lewis’ family or for directions please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Ascera Care Hospice
75 S. Houcks Rd. Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17109.
09/05/1943 - 10/25/2011 James Anthony Walsh, 68, of Harrisburg, passed away on Tuesday at Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
He was born in September 5, 1943 to the late James A. and Mary C. (Post) Walsh.
He retried from the Central Dauphin School District; he was a Vietnam War Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of the Brotherhood of the Junglecock, a life member of Colonial Park Fire Company and South Central EMS. James was a former HAM Radio operator, a Past President of AFSCME and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta F. (Eshleman) Walsh; his sister, Mary Linda Walsh of Harrisburg; four nephews, Eric Sisson, William Allan, Scott Allan, Robert Allan; one niece, Jamie Sisson; seven great nephews, three great nieces and his cat Benjamin.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 11 am at the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael J. Scalzi will be officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 – 11 am at the funeral home. Private burial with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation can be made to the Maryland Brotherhood of the Junglecock, c/o Gus Day, 706 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
12/15/1946 - 10/25/2011 Samuel David Liddle, 64 of Camp Hill, left the arms of his family and entered God’s arms on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Sam was the loving husband and best friend of Angela M. Liddle. Born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Sam was the son of Virginia T. Fessler (husband Guy) of Lansdale, PA, and the late Samuel D. Liddle. He was the brother of Robert Liddle (wife Karen) of Fort Myers, FL.
A veteran of the US Army, he received an undergraduate degree from Penn State, a master’s degree in education from Kutztown University, and was a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor in Pennsylvania.
He spent a large part of his career working with at risk youth and recently retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services. Sam was respected by his colleagues and appreciated by those he served. He held great compassion for those who struggled with personal challenges and was always a champion for those in need.
In addition to being a wonderful husband, Mr. Liddle was the loving father of two daughters, Bryn Elizabeth Fogle of York, and Kelsey Lynne Fogle at home. Sam departs this earth with the imperishable crown of a good name and a deeply loved soul.
A celebration of Sam’s life will be held on Saturday, October 29 with a viewing beginning at 10:00 am followed by a service at 11:00 am at Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Road Harrisburg.
To send condolences to the Liddle family or for directions please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Frederickson Library, 100 N. 19th St. Camp Hill, PA 17011.