04/13/1913-05/15/2013. Elizabeth B. Lieberman 100, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home.
She was born April 13, 1913 in Reading, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph Bloom and Dora (Goldberg) Bloom.
Elizabeth was a retired school teacher for the Yeshiva Academy with 25 years of service. After retiring she worked part time for Elegant Imposters in Strawberry Square. She was a member of Beth El Temple and Beth El Sisterhood. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin A. Lieberman, her 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Elizabeth is survived by her son Robert B. Lieberman and wife Janice of Harrisburg, her sister Mollye Mervis of Miami Beach, Florida, her grandson Daniel M. Lieberman and wife Angie of Lancaster, 2 great grandchildren Reghan H. and Carson E. Lieberman of Lancaster and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Beth El Cemetery Chapel, 1100 S. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109, at 3pm with Rabbi Eric Cytryn officiating. Burial will be held in Beth El Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The Lieberman Family Endowment Fund c/o Beth El Temple 2637 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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Katherryn A. "Katie" Jean
10/24/1924 - 05/19/2013. Katherryn A. “Katie” Jean, 88, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on May 19, 20103 at Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA.
She was born on October 24, 1924 in Pottsville, PA, moving to Harrisburg in 1946.
Formerly employed by Capital Blue Cross, Retail Credit and Pomeroy’s Department Store. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering for WITF and her church, St. Catherine Laboure. An avid sports fan she loved watching tennis, the Phillies, NY Giants and Boston Celtics. She enjoyed bowling and at one time belonged to three clubs at once. She was often referred to as “the Social Director”, planning and participating in bus trips to NYC, Washington DC and other cities. She enjoyed traveling and was thrilled to visit her homeland, Ireland.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother, aunt, grand and great-grand mother, and friend. She touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed.
She was an avid reader, former Red Hat member and enjoyed playing cards and coordinating high teas at the Rutherford House.
She is survived by her daughter Margaret (Jean) Olson, her husband, Kenneth Olson of Harrisburg, her grandson Matthew Olson, his partner Cherie and their children Julia and Evin; her daughter Kathleen (Jean) Shepp and grandson Joseph O’Neil, a niece, several nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters Regina Euker and Rita Cooper and a brother Vincent McGurl.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 10-11 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St Catherine Laboure Church 4020 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Burial services will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg, at the convenience of the family.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Arthritis National Research Foundation 200 Oceangate, Suite 830 Long Beach, CA 90802, or St. Joseph's Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or at www.stjo.org.
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01/23/1934 - 05/16/2013. Thomas J. Maloney, Sr., 79, of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, May 16th , 2013 with his family by his side.
He was born in Harrisburg on January 23, 1934 to the late John H. and Mary (Greene) Maloney.
He was a retired supervisor for the Federal Aviation Administration at Capital City Airport (FAA Eastern Region), and as an investigator for Angino & Rovner Law Firm in Harrisburg. He is a 1952 graduate of Catholic High (Bishop McDevitt)where he was an honor student. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church for over 45 years, and is a veteran of the US Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marita J. (McKenzie) Maloney; five sons, Thomas J., Jr of New Port Richey, FL, Brian P. of Palmyra, Michael G. of Carlisle, Kerry E. of Camp Hill, Terence R. of Harrisburg; three daughters, Kelly A. Weber of Bethlehem, Colleen M. Cohle, of Hummelstown and Kathleen S. Purcell of Harrisburg; he was blessed with twenty-two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17112, with Rev. John A. Acri, his classmate for 12 years, as the celebrant. The family has respectfully chosen to forego a viewing. A burial with full military honors will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. following the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Thomas’ memory to BishopMcDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
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Judy Elaine (Wright) Burger
05/03/1947 - 05/15/2013 Judy Elaine (Wright) Burger, 66, of Middletown departed this life on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at The Middletown Home after a long battle with cancer. She was blessed to be the loving wife of Harvey Burger for 44 years.
Judy was born in Harrisburg on May 3, 1947, the daughter of the late Russell James and Dorothy Elizabeth (Green) Wright. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Russell James, Jr.
Judy is survived by her loving husband, Harvey L. Burger; sons: Ryan (Jessica) Levere, and David Russell (Jessica) Burger; and three beautiful grandchildren: Jaiden Isaac, Lia Raelyn, and Grace Zoe.
Judy was a 1965 graduate of Middletown Area High School. She received her BA in Music Education from West Chester University in 1969. She also did brief graduate studies at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA, and post-graduate piano study with Dennis Sweigart. She was a member of Beth El Temple, Harrisburg and B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Middletown.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and truly valued her many, many friends and relatives. She will be professionally remembered for her many years of piano instruction, choir and worship team work in local churches, and for beginning the Kindermusik and children class piano programs at Lebanon Valley College Community Music Institute.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 17, 2013 at Beth El Cemetery Chapel, 1100 S. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109, at 2pm with Rabbi Eric Cytryn. Burial will be held in Beth El Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, in her memory.
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08/09/1924 - 05/14/2013 Helen Joyce Payne, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born in Lemoyne on August 9, 1924, a daughter of the late George F. and Clara M. (Smith) Heckman.
She was a member of Colonial Park Community Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery and helped, alongside her husband, with breakfast fellowship. She bowled on a league for a number of years. Helen enjoyed visiting her family’s hunting camp.
Surviving her memory is a son, Edwin W. Payne, III. of Harrisburg; a daughter, Tina Payne and her fiancé Stephen Ricci of Harrisburg; 2 sisters-in-law, Blanche Heckman and Jean Deimler and her husband Jack; many nieces, nephews, and extended family; and her loving companion, Nosey.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edwin W. Payne, Jr., and her loving son, Elsworth Payne.
Viewing will be Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6-8pm at Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Harrisburg, and Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10-11am at Colonial Park Community Baptist Church, 700 S. Houcks Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109 with a funeral service to begin at 11am with Pastor Gary Firster and Pastor Dave Withers officiating. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to the Colonial Park Community Baptist Church, 700 S. Houcks Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109
The family would like to thank all of the caring nurses, doctors, and staff at Harrisburg Hospital for all the care they gave to Helen.
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Anthony Francis Damico, Jr.
07/30/1948 - 05/11/2013 Anthony Francis Damico, Jr., 64, of Harrisburg, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hospice Residence in Harrisburg.
Born in Greensburg on July 30, 1948, he was a son to the late Anthony, Sr. and Hazel (Gallagher) Damico.
Tony graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in accounting. He was a skilled accountant for many years, some spent working for The Commonweath of Pennsylvania Department of the Treasury. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, but he enjoyed all sports. He was a gifted and talented lead rhythm guitarist, playing in many bands in Greensburg and Harrisburg. He had a passion for music, particularly soul and R&B; he enjoyed concerts, playing, and he had a renowned singing voice. Tony was affectionately known as “The Hub” because he had a personality that everyone was drawn to. It has been said that his heart equaled his intellect. Anyone who knew Tony knows that he would do anything for anyone. Tony had a very devout faith in Jesus that shined through his personality.
Surviving his memory are two daughters, Nicole Damico of Hummelstown and Tina Damico of Enola; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Desmond, Dominic Damico, Airyahna Vinson, Malea Vinson, and Xavier Colbert; a brother, Timothy Damico and his wife Cathy; nieces, nephews, and extended family; and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Hazel and the mother of his children, Robin.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Tony's life will be Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey, PA 17033 at 10:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nicole Damico to offset any expenses, 8301 Presidents Dr., apt. 321, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
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“Anyone touched by Tony was exhilarated by his huge heart and his keen sense of knowledge.”
09/23/1924 - 05/13/2013 Marion M. Weakley, 88, of Lancaster, formerly of Colonial Park, Harrisburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Willow Valley Retirement Community. She was the wife of Charles "Ted" Weakley.
She was born in Steelton, Pa on September 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Lester A and Catherine L (Baker) Hoffer. She was preceded in death by her brother David L Hoffer.
Marion retired from Town & Country Day School, where she worked as the secretary for many years. She was a member of Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. She served her church as a deacon, sang in the choir and was active in Bible School.
In addition to her beloved husband, Ted, she is survived by her 2 sons, Charles "Ted" Weakley, III & his wife Jane; and David A Weakley & his wife Toni, all of Harrisburg; her daughter Cheri M Weakley & her husband Lou Caperoon of Willow Street, Pa; 4 grandsons & 1 great-grandson; her brother, Lee A Hoffer & his wife Lora of Hummelstown; and her 3 sisters, Fern E Hartman & Goldie H Boyer both of Harrisburg, and Berdella H Shreiner & her husband Jerry of Mechanicsburg.
Viewing will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 from 12-1 pm at Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Harrisburg. The funeral service will begin at 1pm with Pastor Patrick P. Wirick officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you give a gift of kindness to someone.
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Donald E. "Moose" Kauffman
03/05/1938 - 05/10/2013 Donald E. “Moose” Kauffman, Sr., 75, of Dauphin, went to his celestial home on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Hershey Medical Center surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Hummelstown on March 5, 1938, a son of Esther (Slough) and the late David E. Kauffman.
Donald was retired from DuPont and the Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Clarks Valley Zion Evangelical Congregational Church where he served his Master as lay delegate, member of the church board, worship committee, and played in the bell choir. He was a Past Master of Harrisburg Lodge F&AM # 629 and served as secretary, Harrisburg Consistory, and York Rite; he served on the advisory board of Demolay for many years, a Past Patron of Astro Chapter # 380, Order of the Eastern Star, a Past Royal Patron of Willard-Waterman Court #54 Oder of Amaranth and a Past Grand Royal Patron on the Grand Court of PA Order of Amaranth. He also received the Demolay Legion of Honor and the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of the Rainbow for girls. He was a proud Army veteran; he enjoyed hunting, watching any Chicago sports team, football; and travelling with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 49 plus years, Margaret “Peggy” Kauffman; his mother, Esther Kauffman of Hummelstown; his sons, Donald E. Kauffman, Jr. and his wife Kym of Dauphin and Douglas E. Kauffman and his wife Michelle of Harrisburg; sister, Carol Hubler and her husband Michael of Pillow; brother-in-law, Charles R. Schell, Jr. and his wife Judy of Dauphin; his grandchildren, the light of his life, Samantha, Connor, and Owen Kauffman; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing will be Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9-11:30am at Clarks Valley Zion E.C. Church, 210 McKelvey Rd., Dauphin, PA 17018, with a Masonic service to begin at 11:30, followed by an Amaranth service to begin at 11:45, with the funeral service to begin at 12pm with Pastor Michael Knapp officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be offered to his church, 210 McKelvey Rd., Dauphin, PA 17018 (memo line: Bell Choir) or to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, please make checks payable to Grand Court, Order of Amaranth, C/O Pat Lane, 25 Franklin Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
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09/20/1927 - 05/12/2013 William F. "Bill” LeRoy, 85, of Lewisberry, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was the husband of Maxine (Kushner) LeRoy.
He was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, on September 20, 1927, a son of the late William F. LeRoy and Jean (Connelly) Lorance.
Bill was a proud U.S. Navy veteran; he was the owner/operator of Replacement Window Outlet for many years. He also really enjoyed gambling, making trips to the casino with his wife. Most important to Bill was his family. He loved them dearly and enjoyed spending quality time together.
In addition to his beloved wife, Maxine, he is survived by 3 children, Linda Darnell Sullivan and her husband Edward of Manchester, NH, Heather Marie Williams and her husband David, and David Vincent LeRoy and his wife Gwen of Lewisberry; 6 grandchildren, Shauna, John, and Edward Sullivan, Kirsty, Shelly, and Rachel LeRoy; and 2 great grandsons.
Viewing will be Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 12-1pm at Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Harrisburg, with the funeral service to begin at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to the Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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03/11/1935 - 05/11/2013 Georgia Marie Giddings, 77, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Select Specialty Hospital of Harrisburg surrounded by her loving family. Georgia was born on March 11, 1935 to the late George H. and Eleanor M. Stevens. She graduated from Susquehanna High School where she first met the love of her life, Carl E. Giddings. She and Carl were married on August 25, 1956 when he returned home from his term in the Korean Conflict. She and Carl were married for 57 years.
Georgia was active in the VFW Post 9639 and 18th District Ladies Auxiliary. She was a past president of both. Georgia was an energetic woman who loved bowling and played in many leagues.
Georgia will always be remembered as an outstanding wife, mom, grandmother and friend. She touched the lives of all those around her and will be greatly missed.
Georgia is survived by her husband Carl E. Giddings, her daughter Rhonda M. Giddings, her son-in-law Phillip Koenig and her granddaughter Nia Koenig.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral home in Harrisburg. A viewing will be held from 10am-12pm, with funeral services beginning at 12pm. The Rev. William Alford will officiate. Burial will follow at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. If you would like to leave an online condolence to the family please visit us at GeigleFuneralHome.com or on Facebook.