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Foster Diodato

May 13, 1947 - Nov 30, 2023

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Harrisburg, PA

Foster Dale Diodato passed away in his Harrisburg home surrounded by his wife and family on November 16th at the age of 76. He was born and raised in Harrisburg and was the oldest son of Archie and Bettie (nee Foster) Diodato. After graduating from CD East High School, Foster earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Elizabethtown College. He was a member of the Kappa Kappa fraternity at HACC. Foster's career spanned 35 years with the Department of Environmental Protection for the state of Pe...Read More

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Gladys Mary Campbell

Mar 06, 1946 - Feb 19, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Gladys Mary Campbell, age 77, passed away peacefully at the Gardens of Blue Ridge, in Harrisburg, PA, on February 19, 2024. She was born in Harrisburg on March 6, 1946, to Jesse Alfred and Mary Caroline (Wenerick) Campbell.Gladys was a lifelong Harrisburg area resident. She graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School in 1964 and had worked at the Harrisburg Medical Bureau until her retirement. Her favorite pastime was rocking in her chair while listening to music.She is enjoying a heavenly reunion with her parents, her brothers, Richard and Robert, as well as her sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine “Kate”, Geraldine and Eleanor.She leaves behind her brothers, Frank (Barbara) Campbell of Dauphin and Jess (Ruthann) Campbell of Mechanicsburg, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.A graveside service for Gladys will be held at the Duncannon Cemetery (formerly the Duncannon Presbyterian Cemetery), on Cemetery Street, in Duncannon, on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2:00 P.M.

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Linette C. Corredor Brown

May 04, 1975 - Feb 29, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Linette C. Corredor Brown, 48, of Harrisburg, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the Harrisburg Hospital.Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, on May 4, 1975, she was the daughter of the late Francisco Hernandez Corredor and Isabel Hernandez.Linette worked as a home attendant. She was a member of Living Water Community Church and enjoyed taking care of her grandson and watching novellas.Linette is survived by her husband Otto A. Brown whom she married on August 26, 2002; three daughters, Erika L. Dones, Karina Dones and Glennidka S. Velez all at home; one grandson, Isaiah Dones; four sisters, Anna Hernandez of Puerto Rico, Rosa Hernandez of New York, Nydia Hernandez of Massachusetts and Maria Hernandez of Puerto Rico; two brothers, Gilberto Corredor and Juan Hernandez of Puerto Rico.A funeral service will be held for Linette on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Living Water Community Church, 206 Oakleigh Avenue, Harrisburg with The Rev. Michael S. Leonzo, officiating. A viewing will be held Thursday in the church from 10:00 AM until time of the service.Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 W. Main Street, Hummelstown, is entrusted with the arrangements.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Linette to Living Water Community Church, 206 Oakleigh Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111.Online condolences may be shared on www.trefzandbowser.com

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William J. Bauer

Apr 11, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

William J. Bauer passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024. He fervently believed that the best expressions of Christ’s ideals were kind words and kinder actions in the service of others and lived every day according to these principles.Born in 1938, in Pittsburgh, PA to Edmond and Virginia (Miller) Bauer, from a young age his intelligence and drive allowed him to fund his own college education and be the first in his family to attend college, at Duquesne University. Bill went on to earn a master’s degree from the Wharton School of Business and pursue doctoral studies at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. Professionally, Bill dedicated his career to the Pennsylvania state government, culminating his employed life as the Executive Director of the Civil Service Commission.Bill’s moral and religious beliefs directed him to active participation and leadership in Pine Street Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg and other philanthropic causes. During his many decades at Pine Street, Bill served as a Teacher, Elder, Deacon, and Trustee. His involvement in the church was a testament to his faith-filled life, exemplifying his firm belief in inspiring those around him through his actions, especially on the dozens of mission trips he led and organized. Beyond Pine Street, Bill was also intensely involved in the local non-profit Lend-A-Hand, sending volunteer repair crews to natural disasters throughout the East Coast.In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother George Bauer and sister Dolores Martin. He is survived by his wife, Pamela J. (Fischer) Bauer, with whom he shared 55 years of love and friendship. He was the proud father of two sons, Michael W. Bauer and Eric E. Bauer and grandsons Aidan and Nico Bauer, who strive to carry on his legacy of kindness and wisdom. His sister Margaret Porta and brother Eugene Bauer also survive, and all who knew him will miss him dearly.In honor of Bill, a Celebration of Life will be held at Pine Street Presbyterian Church on April 6, 2024. Times for the services will be published once the arrangements are finalized.As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Bill to Lend A Hand, 2601 N. Front Street, Suite 209, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or by visiting www.lendahand.net/contribute and/or Pine Street Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg’s Mission Fund by contacting office@pinestreet.org.

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Porfirio "Raymond" Cruz

May 03, 1932 - Feb 28, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Porfirio "Raymond" Cruz, 91, of Harrisburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Ecumenical Retirement Community. He was beloved "Poppy" to many. Born May 3, 1932, in Utuado, Puerto Rico, son of the late Juan and Amelia Rivera Cruz. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan and then his partner, Donna Heagy. He is survived by two daughters, Vickie Harle and Janeen Hawkins and son, Michael Cruz; three grandchildren, Michaelyn Harle (Josh Elder), Jennifer Zimmerman (Bryce), and Brandon Hawkins (Christina); 9 Great Grandchildren; and his siblings who live in Puerto Rico. Raymond moved to Harrisburg in the early 1950's and was one of the first members of the Hispanic community to settle in the area. He worked at the Penn Harris Hotel in downtown Harrisburg as an apprentice Chef, he then moved on to become the Executive Chef at the Holiday Inn Town now the Crowne Plaza and then the Executive Banquet Chef for the Sheraton Inn, Mechanicsburg. He was famous to everyone for his Spanish rice and beans. Upon retiring as a Chef, he and his wife had a stand at the Board Street Market in Harrisburg. He loved his family, going to casinos, dancing the salsa, watching action movies and his passion, playing Dominoes. He could play dominoes for hours and won an award for a domino tournament he participated in. His legacy will carry on by the meaningful acts of love such as taking care of his developmentally disabled son for over 60 years. They were buddies who went everywhere together. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am, on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Interactions, Inc., 740 S Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081, website www.ciinc.org for his son, Michael.

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Kim Tuyen Nguyen

Sep 20, 1953 - Feb 24, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Kim Tuyen Nguyen age 70 of Lancaster died of health complications on Saturday February 24, 2024, at Spring Creek Rehab in Harrisburg. She was born September 20, 1953, in Long A, Vietnam to the late Ngue Nguyen. She came and resided in Lancaster after escaping the fall of Saigon in 1975 with her mother. She married Chin V. Nguyen on November 21, 1977, and had been married for 38 years at the time of his passing in 2015. She was a dedicated worker for Treehouse Foods, formally known as Anderson Bakery, for 42 years. She is survived by her three daughters KerriAnn Nguyen (46) Jaclyn Nguyen (36) and Jeannie Nguyen (32), and her four grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed fishing and tending to her vegetable gardens cooking homemade meals with what she had caught and harvested. She also enjoyed bargain hunting when shopping the farmers markets, flea markets, and the thrift store. Kim had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way, while offering a helping hand to those in need. Family, friends, and others whose lives Kim touched are invited to the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz from 8am-10am, Sunday, March 3, 2024, to remember, grieve, and celebrate her life.

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John E. Hoffman Sr.

May 12, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

John E. Hoffman Sr., 88, of Harrisburg, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday February 27, 2024 with his family by his side.Born May 12, 1935, in New Bloomfield, he was a son of the late Elwood H. and Zella (Burkey) Hoffman.While John had served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve during the Korean War, he was also a Pastor, a professional boxer, an entrepreneur and most of all a husband and a father. His truest testament and pride were the love he had for God, his late wife Mary, his children, and all his family and friends. He received the greatest happiness from being surrounded by his family. John taught his children to weather any storm and to hold each other close because family is the most important thing in this world. The grief and sorrow felt by his family knows no bounds and will remain until they meet again in Heaven.In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (Fox) Hoffman and sons, John E. Hoffman Jr. and Jeffery D. Hoffman. He is survived by five sons, Robert E. and wife La'Ree, of Shermans Dale, Ronald L. and wife Janel, Richard A. and wife Mary, Gary L. and wife Michelle, and David S. and wife Rhonda, all of Harrisburg; five daughters, Virginia A. Zerance and husband Michael, of Newport, Sharon L. Botelho and husband Anthony, of Texas, Donna M. Long and husband William, Pamela S. Berger and husband Carl and Brenda L. Hoffman, all of Harrisburg. He is also survived by his daughter-in law, Dawn Hoffman of Harrisburg; 35 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.His Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday March 9, 2024 in the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, with Rev. George Jensen, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for his viewing from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M., prior to the service. Interment will be in Snyder's Cemetery, New Bloomfield. A repast will follow at the Duncannon EMS, 16 Shermanta Drive, Duncannon.

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Robert E. Swartz

Oct 11, 1934 - Feb 28, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Robert “Bob” E. Swartz, 89, of Harrisburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Columbia Cottage, Linglestown.He was born in Harrisburg on October 11, 1934 to the late L. Kenneth and Margaret E. (Mohler) Swartz.Bob was a 1952 graduate of John Harris High School and a 1957 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Bob was the President and second generation in the family business, Swartz Supply Company. He was a member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church, Colonial Park Rotary Club, Camp Pawe Hunting Club, Penbrook American Legion Post #730, past board member of Blue Mountain Chapter of Safari Club International, Mellon Bank Advisory Board and the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce.He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley W. Swartz and his sister, Ruth SeighmanSurviving are two sons, F. Kenneth Swartz of New Orleans, LA; R. Scott Swartz of Harrisburg; daughter, Sue Ann Yost and her husband, Adam of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Cooney and her husband, Timothy, Anthony Costello and Kyle S. Swartz.Funeral services will be held on March 7, 2024 at 11 A.M. at the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home with Rev. Richard B. Geib officiating. There will be a visitation from 9-11 am at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donation in Bob’s memory can be made to Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation, 5901 Jonestown Road, P.O. Box 126213, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to Paxton Presbyterian Church, 3500 Sharon Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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Suzanne Naomi Crist

Jul 25, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Suzanne “Suzie” Naomi Crist (née Snook) passed away peacefully on February 27th, 2024, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after a battle with illness. Born on July 25th, 1936 to James Lester Snook and Irma Charlotte Snook (née Eastwood) in Yeagertown, Pennsylvania, Suzie established herself as a member of the Middletown/Harrisburg community through her social activities and friendships.Suzie graduated from Middletown High School in 1954, where she was a majorette with the marching band and met the love of her life, Burnell “Bernie” A. Crist. Both Suzie and Bernie attended Millersville University after high school. They were married on August 22nd, 1958, at the Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown, shortly after their graduation from university. Thus began their lifelong partnership which led to their two children, Jennifer and Jeremy. Suzie enjoyed taking nature walks with her beloved Bernie, where they would note each species of bird they encountered. They traveled extensively, always sharing in adventures together.Suzie’s life was accompanied by music. She was constantly singing, humming, or playing her piano. She brought her passion for music into her career as an educator. Suzie was a Sunday school teacher, a principal of a nursery school, a second-grade teacher at Northside Elementary School in Colonial Park, and she continued to teach private piano lessons in her home for many years. When Suzie became a grandmother, she loved to play piano and sing songs with her grandchildren, constantly making handwritten notes and lyric changes to the songs that they enjoyed.As a devout Lutheran, Suzie conducted church choirs and was lay assistant at Zion Lutheran Church in Penbrook. She took singing in the choir seriously and rarely missed a practice or event. She enjoyed singing hymns and used music as her connection to her faith. She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Paxtang until her passing.Community was important to Suzie. She was extremely active in the Girl Scouts, including being a trainer for troops. Always active in church charities and benefits, Suzie spent many years delivering food through Meals on Wheels. Even as her health began to decline, she insisted on participating in charity events and delivering meals to those in need.Beyond music, Suzie’s favorite hobby was collecting blue willow china. Her collection of thousands of pieces was often featured by the International Willow Collectors group. She was an active member of the group, where she made many close friends and organized conferences and meetings across the country and the world. Suzie shared the history of her collection and her favorite pieces with her family and friends, who continue on the tradition.Suzie was an avid fan of John Wayne, Penn State, and the color purple. Her birthday cakes were required to have purple frosting, and she usually had on at least one purple clothing item each day. Her family will remember her each time that they wear purple or see a John Wayne movie on TV.Suzie is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Sidney Snook. She is survived in death by her best friend, partner, and husband, Burnell A. Crist; her children Jennifer L. Cather (Dean) and Jeremy A. Crist (Rhonda); her four grandchildren Andrew Cather, Adam Cather (Danielle), Jessica Crist (Felipe), and Madlyn Crist; her brothers James Barry Snook (Sally) and Nicolas Snook (Betty); and her many dear nieces and nephews. Suzie was looking forward to becoming a great grandmother at the end of March.Though Suzie is no longer in our earthly world, her memory will remain with her family and numerous friends. She made an impact on her community that will not be forgotten.Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3700 Rutherford Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111.Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday in the church.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3700 Rutherford Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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Robert Lee Gough, Jr.

May 15, 1952 - Feb 28, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Robert “Robbie” Lee Gough, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday evening, February 28, 2024 at his home in Harrisburg.One of eight children of Robert Lee, Sr. and Janice Doub Gough, Robbie was born in Connersville on May 15, 1952 and graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1970.On April 20, 1973, Robbie married the former Diane Vest in Tennessee. Mrs. Gough survives.He was employed for GTE for many years and after his retirement worked with his brother, Shane, at Gough’s Auto.Robbie was an active member of St. Gabriel Church and in his leisure, he enjoyed spending time at his cabin, mowing his yard, and visiting with his family and friends. Robbie was one of those people who could light up a room with his smile. He had a kind heart and an outgoing nature that made him special and loved by everyone. He was always willing to give to others, even as he was dying. He never complained about his illness or asked for pity. He just wanted to make the most of his time and share his joy with the world. He was an inspiration to his family and many others, and will be remembered fondly by everyone. He was also the greatest grandpa to Trot and Lyla, who adored him and learned so much from him. He always had time for them and made them laugh with his stories and jokes. He left a legacy of love and generosity that will live on in their hearts forever.Besides his wife of 50 years, Diane, survivors include a son, Michael (April) Gough of Harrisburg; son-in-law whom Robbie considered a son, Mikey Davidson of Connersville; two grandchildren, Trot and Lyla Davidson, both of Connersville; a sister-in-law, Terry Gough; five siblings, Kim Wilson, Kevin (Judy) Gough, Karen Leach, Todd (Donna) Gough, Shane (Lora) Gough; many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.Robbie was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jennifer Davidson; two stillborn grandbabies; two siblings, Mike Gough and Candy Owen; a brother-in-law, Brad Wilson; a nephew, Gabriel Leach; and two nieces, Lacey and Chelsea Leach.Recitation of the Rosary will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church.In lieu of flowers, the Gough family asks that you pay it forward as Robbie would do. A suggested memorial contribution would be to the Jennifer Davidson Scholarship at St. Gabriel School, but any good deed in Robbie’s name is appreciated. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.

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Jonnie M. Deibler

Died : Feb 25, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Jonnie M. Deibler, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Jonnie was born in Coy, Arkansas. Jonnie is survived by her son Paul E. Deibler, Jr.; and her daughter Debra K. Banks; her brother Carlis Wiggington and her brother Darryl Wiggington; her granddaughter Samantha Romanias (Alex), her granddaughter Sheehan Kovall (Daniel), her granddaughter Daniel Banks, her granddaughter Madison Kovall, her grandson Hunter Banks and her great grandchildren Everly Banks, Luka Romanias, and Landon Romanias. In addition to her parents; Jonnie was preceded in death by her brother, William Wiggington, and two sisters, Freda Westbrook and Susan Zerbe; as well as her daughter, Karen Simpson, and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Banks. Jonnie and her husband, Paul, passed away within hours of each on February 25, 2024. A visitation for Jonnie will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 4200 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM, 4200 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109. A burial will occur Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jonnie's memory may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 4200 Londonderry Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109 US.

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