Dorothy G. “Dot” Love, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1941 in McCoysville, Juniata County to the late David and Edith (Lawson) Beale.
Dot was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School. She married John Richard Love on August 14, 1960. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Dot worked for 28 years at Montgomery Ward before retiring. She was a member of The Meeting House Carlisle (formerly Brethren In Christ). Some of her involvement at the church included: working part time in the church office, acting as a leader for the Pioneer Girls and formerly teaching Sunday School. Dorothy loved the beach, being with her family (especially at Christmas), and spending the winter with her husband in their Lakeland, FL home for the last 16 years.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John R. Love of Carlisle; two children, Richard (wife Tina) Love and Karen (husband Michael) Tomassone both of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (wife Abbie) Love of Carlisle, Eric (wife Abby) Love of Carlisle, David (wife Shea) Tomassone of Carlisle, Shelby Love of Carlisle, and Kelly Tomassone (fiance Nathan Rhodes) of Waynesboro; and three greatgrandchildren, Harper and Hayden Love and Carson Tomassone. In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Beale and one sister, Orpha Lash.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at The Meeting House Carlisle with Rev. Alan Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.
The Love family wishes to express a special thank you to the doctors and the nursing staff at Hershey Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided Dot of the last 5 1/2 weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Meeting House Carlisle, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle, PA 17015.
Rev. John C. Loewen, 93, a resident of Green Ridge Village, Newville, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 surrounded by his sons.
He was born November 1, 1925 in Mt. Joy, PA. John was a son of the late John and Anna (Liebshutz) Loewen.
John was the Pastor at Leesburg and Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church Charges and three other charges in South Central PA. He was deeply involved in Camping Ministry of the United Methodist Church and especially Camp Penn. John volunteered at the Bloserville Fire Company and at numerous other local fire companies. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and was active in Veteran’s Associations for the USS Porter and the USS Purvis. John was a graduate of Messiah College. He enjoyed hunting, camping, gardening, handicrafts and especially caning chairs and plastic canvas work.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois M. (Lester) Loewen who passed away July 23, 2016. Two brothers, Fred and David Loewen and one sister, Jean Rosen are also deceased.
John is survived by three sons, Craig A. (Cherie) Loewen of Gettysburg, Bradley J. (Cyndi) Loewen of East Hampton, NY and Mark D. (Rhonda) Loewen of Woolrich, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five sisters, Lena Miller, Miriam Stum, Julia Kyle, Anna Mae James and Ruth Westerman and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Shippensburg. Officiating will be Pastor Wayne A. Good and The Rev. Richard l. Reese. A private burial with military honors will be held in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be no viewing, however a visitation will be held one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.
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Mary Ann Taylor, 86, of South Middleton Township, passed away peacefully in her home in Boiling Springs on August 13, 2019.
Mary Ann was born in Butler, PA on November 11, 1932 to Arthur Roscoe Burns and Mary Aleene Stewart. She was a graduate of Butler High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She worked until retirement as a weatherization specialist for the Commonwealth of PA, heading up offices in Butler and Harrisburg.
Mary Ann moved to Boiling Springs in 1984 and quickly became an advocate for the small historical community. She served multiple terms as president of the Boiling Springs Civic Association, which involved heading up the village’s annual Foundry Day Event. She also served as a member of both the South Middleton Township Board of Supervisors and the Zoning Board, and was named president of the Lion’s Club. She was an integral part of the village’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and the Save the Lake project. The latter involved obtaining a large grant to build the interior stone wall of the lake. She was extremely honored to receive the Wall of Acclaim Award for her volunteer service to South Middleton Township and community, which is displayed on the wall of the Boiling Springs High School.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Aleene Burns; her husband, Robert Gates Taylor; and her brothers, Walter Burns and Thomas Burns.
She is survived by her three children, Annette Lowery, Robert Taylor, and Melissa Taylor; her five grandchildren, Samantha Lowery, Anna Lowery, Andrew Taylor, Joshua Taylor, and Olivia Taylor; her two brothers, Joseph Burns and David Burns; and her one sister, Susan Bradshaw.
The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania and the staff of nurses who cared for Mary Ann during her final days.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 11:00AM, at Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA, with Pastor Jeff Gibelius officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Lake Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 358, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.
John David Keeney Jr., 85, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
He was born May 3, 1934 in Hanover, PA.
John retired from the US Navy as a CPO after 22 years of service as a Medical Corpsman. His service included one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. After he retired from the service, John worked as a furniture salesman in Las Vegas. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, yard sales, flea markets, crossword puzzles, spending time with his cat, people and most of all his family.
John is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol E. Keeney of Carlisle; four children, Robert A. (wife Mary) Keeney of New Cumberland, Alan E. Keeney of Carlisle, Eugene S. (wife Terri) Keeney of Carlisle and JoAnn K. Eichelberger of Carlisle; two step-children, Timothy C. (wife Cathy) Powell of Carlisle and Pamela D. Powell of Florida; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Cynthia L. Iozzo.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Arlington National Cemetery.
Audrey Gail Adams, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle. She was born on January 23, 1935 in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Archibald W. Fortney and Margaret Clara (Snyder) Fortney and the widow of Arthur Jacob Adams who passed away on June 21, 1996.
She graduated from the John Harris High School, Harrisburg. Audrey retired from Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department after many years of service. She was a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Carlisle where she was active with the Boy Scout Troop 160 and the Sunday School Class. Audrey enjoyed cross-stitching but most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Michael Arthur Adams and his wife, Jean of North Wilkesboro, NC and their children; Jacob Adams, Eric and his wife, Jessica Adams and Dylan Adams, one brother, Robert B. Fortney and his wife, Bonnie of Camp Hill, one sister-in-law, Elaine Regi and her husband, Gerald of Carlisle, one great-grandson, Everett Adams and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Steve Motter officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. www.Since1853.com.
John E. Bachowsky, 80, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Homeland Center, Harrisburg.
He was born November 30, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Dimitri and Florence (Franks) Bachowsky.
John was a 1956 graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He was a talented woodworker and a car enthusiast. John worked as a journeyman repairman and a journeyman machinist for General Motors. He honorably served his country in the US Army as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Peter Bachowsky and one sister, Dorthea Bachowsky.
A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be private and held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
Vi, 93, of Carlisle, died Monday. Vi’s survivors include her three children: Joan Homovich, Kenneth Potteiger, and Ronald Potteiger, Sr. You may remember Vi from: Trinity United Methodist Church or Cumberland Valley School District.
Join Vi’s family for her gathering at 10:30 and service at 12:00 on Monday at Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, (717) 766-3421. Read Vi’s full obituary, view her memorial video, and sign Vi’s official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com
Andrew “Andy” Long, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle.
He was born December 1, 1934 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Rowland H. and Ruth (Way) Long.
Andy retired from the US Air Force after twenty years of service. He later retired from a teaching career at Shenendehowa High School, New York where he also served as a soccer coach. Andy loved the LA Dodgers, gardening, his dogs and his family. He was an avid golfer who participated in many local tournaments and played in several local leagues.
Andy is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Valerie Long of Carlisle; three children, Andrew (wife Bernadine) Long Jr. of New York, V. Jane (husband Keith) Long-Koegel of Carlisle, and Elizabeth (husband Andrew) Richards of Lewisberry; four grandchildren, Andrew M. (fiance Heather) Long of New York, Christopher (wife Thammy) Long of New York, Emily (husband Kyle) Richards of Virginia, and Harrison Richards of Philadelphia; one great-granddaughter, Maydalee Long; and two siblings, Nelson W. Long of New Hampshire and Jane Hadley of New Jersey.
A memorial service celebrating Andrew’s life will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., 7790 Grayson Road Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Carlisle resident Edward W. Mattesky, Sr., 101, died on August 11, 2019 at home. He was born one November 19, 1917 in Jersey City, New Jersey and was a son of the late Henry and Edna (Borke) Mattesky.
Ed was a proud WW II veteran, having received the American Defense, European-African-Middle Eastern, Good Conduct, and Victory Medals. As a member of the 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, he participated in the Allied invasion of Northern France, landing on Utah Beach, Normandy in June 1944. He also saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge, and the Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns. Ed retired after 35 years of service with the Kimberly-Clark Corp. in Mt. Holly Springs. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church as well as the American Legion, VFW, Eagles and the Carlisle Democratic Club.
Survivors include his wife, of 46 years, Annie M. (Poirier) Mattesky, one son, Edward W. Mattesky, Jr. of Old Saybrook, CT, one daughter, Doris A. (Mattesky) Farrell and her husband, John J. Farrell, of Centreville, VA, grandchildren; Kathy Mackechney of Lakewood, CO, Michael Mattesky of Carlisle, Kristin (Farrell) Burger and her husband, Daniel Burger, of Aldie, VA and Jason Farrell of New York City and great-grandchildren; Brianna Mattesky of Carlisle, and Lucy and Clara Burger, both of Aldie, VA. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Henry and Alexander Mattesky and one sister, Marion Larkin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle with Rev. Don Bender officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Patrick’s New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. A viewing will be held in the church activity center on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy, Suite 110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Please visit www.EwingBrothers.com to send condolences.
Delores F. Unger, 79, of Carlisle, PA, passed away in the UPMC Carlisle Hospital on Friday, August 9, 2019. She was born on February, 17, 1940 to the late Norman E. and Catherine A. (Schmohl) Harbaugh and was the widow of Leroy Unger who passed away on January 23, 2005.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Westminster Cemetery, 1159 Newville, Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Sarah and Ron Mentzer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA are handling the arrangements.