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Ronnie Long

Nov 20, 1984 - Nov 30, 2023

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Harrisburg, PA

Mr. Ronnie Harkans Long, age 38, passed away on October 15, 2023, at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. He was born in Beaumont, TX on November 20, 1984. Ronnie was adopted into a loving family by James and Herron Long. He was raised in a large family, with lots of brothers and sisters and plenty of love to go around. Ronnie enjoyed writing and bike riding. He also enjoyed working out, baking and cake decorating. But, above all, he loved his family and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ronnie married th...Read More

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Ralph Eugene Gillette

Aug 13, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Ralph Eugene Gillette, 89, died peacefully in Carolyn’s House (Hospice of Central PA) in Harrisburg, PA on February 17, 2024. Ralph was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara; his parents, Glenn and Lillian; his brother Roger and his sister Carolyn. He is survived by his four children, Merri Jo (Jude), Jane (Charlie), Joseph (Lisa) & Jonathan, as well as 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.Born and raised on a farm in Cedar Springs, Michigan, Ralph excelled in school and athletics, especially football. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan U. and got married to Barbara on June 30, 1956. After serving the US Army in Germany during the post-Korean War years, he returned to Michigan to begin his career as a teacher in Charlotte, MI. Recruited by Stony Brook School on Long Island to teach English and coach football, he began working at independent schools in 1962. Over the course of his career, Ralph worked at 8 different schools in five different states around the country and earned 2 masters degrees, one from Wheaton College and one from the U of Minnesota.He served as Head of School at four stops along the way (one being the Harrisburg Academy from 1978 to 1986). His earlier positions included teaching poetry and public speaking, debate team coach, director of admissions, dean of students, and middle school principal. His passion for being an educator and school leader impacted the lives of thousands through the years, including his students as well as the many faculty and staff members with whom he served. His overarching philosophy could be summed up as seeing the unique qualities in everyone, he believed in them, encouraged them, and expected much of them. A devout Christian, he always joined and served the local church in the community in which he lived and worked. He and Barbara were longtime members of St. Stephens Episcopal on Front Street in Harrisburg.More than anything else in his life, Ralph was devoted to his wife and children. In his later years, he could often be found attending a sporting event or the graduation of one of his grandchildren. His fighting spirit is evidenced by his 31-year long bout with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by many.The family is planning to remember Ralph and Barbara and their 56-year marriage at a small private service on the Green River in southeastern Vermont where they owned a home for many years.Donations can be made in Ralph’s memory either to the Harrisburg Academy https://donate.onecause.com/donatenow23-24 or to Carolyn’s House at https://form-renderer-app.donorperfect.io/give/hospice-of-central-pennsylvania/memorials

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William M. Dauberman

Apr 14, 1963 - Feb 17, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

William M. "Bill" Dauberman, 60, of Muir, passed away Saturday morning, February 17, 2024 at Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg. Bill was currently employed as a maintenance technician at Ingram Micro. He was very involved with the local fire companies, where he was first assistant chief and past president of the former Reinerton Fire Company. He was currently a member of the Orwin Fire Company. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and could often be found hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the NRA and enjoyed target shooting. He loved riding around on his four wheeler and had a impressive collection of tools. Above all else, Bill's daughters and grandchildren were his world. He was very involved in all of their lives and enjoyed coaching softball and baseball for their teams. He spent many hours with his grandson Aaron, whether it was out in nature, shooting, or just spending time with one another. Surviving are his three daughters, Carissa Witmer (Brad), Zion Grove, Alana Dauberman, Muir, and Celina Dauberman (Dave), Minersville; four grandchildren, Aaron, Isaiah, Jaylan, and Emma; two sisters, Crystal Pribilla, and Brenda Kahler; a brother, Glenn Dauberman. The family would like to give special thanks to Bill's friends who were always there for him, Scott and Donna Schwalm, Mark and Pauline Ellis, and Gary and Christa Snyder. A Celebration of Bill's life will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5-6. Bill will be laid to rest privately in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin. Memorial donations in Bill's memory can be made to any local fire company. To send condolences to the family, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

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Paul L. Forney Jr.

Jan 07, 1933 - Feb 11, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Paul L. “Sonny” Forney Jr. passed Sunday, February 11, 2024 surrounded by family and loved ones at Harrisburg Hospital. Born January 7, 1933, he was the oldest son of 6 children born to Paul Forney Sr. and Winifred Ann (Smee) Forney.Paul attended Swatara High School in Oberlin and served in the US Army during the Korean War. After his service in Korea, he worked as a mechanic for the federal government, first working at the Olmstead Air Force Base and eventually moving to the New Cumberland Army Depot where he retired in 1988.Paul was a gentle, patient, reliable, helpful and kind family man and was the rock in the lives of many generations. He was known to drop by for a chat or you could also pop in to see him. He enjoyed attending family events and was always there when you needed him. He was also sharp as a tack. Always up for verbal sparring. Sometimes you wouldn’t even realize all the jokes he made at your expense until later but he was never mean, just wittier than you!Paul was a dedicated church member, serving as Deacon of the Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church for many years. His acts of service to the church spanned everything from Trustee to lawn maintenance. He was always available to the congregation and the minister and gladly provided whatever he could.Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years Bonnie Miller and his 8 daughters; Susan Runkle, Paula Forney Wiers, Kelly Freed, Amy Forney, Tammy Orsinger, Debra Noles, Sheila Miller, and Daniel J. Miller. He is survived by his three sisters; Jean Saltzer, Dolores Speelman, and Nancy Forney along with 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church, 1251 Highland Street, Oberlin, PA 17113.

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Stella Marie Benson

May 06, 1991 - Feb 12, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Stella Marie Benson, 32, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2024. She was born on May 6, 1991, in Harrisburg, PA, to Tonya Benson and George Williamson.She obtained her GED and licenses for Cosmetology and Certified Nurse Assistant. She worked in numerous positions as a home health assistant. Stella attended Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church. Stella enjoyed swimming, singing, and making people laugh. Stella found ways to spread happiness with her giving nature, her playfulness, her smart-aleck comments, and her tender heart. She was personally responsible for rescuing numerous animals living on the streets of Harrisburg.In addition to her parents, Stella leaves behind her grandmothers, Shirley Williamson and Nancy Benson; 3 brothers; 6 sisters; and many friends.A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11am, at the Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, 2217 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg, Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or online at www.humanesocietyhbg.org/honor-a-life/ or to Christian Churches United, 413 S 19th Street, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17104 at www.ccuhbg.org.

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Laxmi Mishra

Jan 01, 1947 - Feb 04, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

With deep regret, we announce the passing of Laxmi Mishra, 76, on February 4, 2024, at her residence in Harrisburg, PA. She was surrounded by her loving family. Laxmi was born in Bhutan on January 1, 1947. She loved, was loved, and will be missed by many.Funeral rites and rituals will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Shirley Anne Haken

Jun 04, 1935 - Feb 08, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Shirley Anne Haken, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Shirley was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1935 to William Charles and Evelyn Booth Haken. She was one of three children. She had a brother, The Rev. William B Haken and a sister Doris H. Blue. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings.Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Steven Tjernagel of Ashburn, Virginia; her daughter, Lauritz Tjernagel-Bravo of Port St. Joe, Florida; and her daughter, Susan Ambrose of San Diego, California. She is also survived by her granddaughters Kirsten, Eliana, Nicole, Brittany, and Lindsay, and her grandson, Ian. Additionally, she is survived by a wealth of family and friends who love her profoundly.Shirley dedicated her life to helping others on their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. She graduated from Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 as a registered nurse. She also graduated with a BA from Glassboro State College in 1973, earning her teaching degree. She had a successful career of nursing and then teaching nursing in a high school program. Later, fulfilling her love of children, she moved on to teaching elementary school, where she also led their music and art programs.As a devout Christian, Shirley loved going to church and participating in and leading bible studies. She also loved reading, making friends, writing poetry, playing piano, painting and sketching. She had a soft spot for dogs, always one by her side, and a special place in her heart for Yogi, her canine soul mate of 17 years.Shirley will be deeply missed by friends and family alike, who benefited equally from her wisdom, love, kindness and humor.At the request of the family, services will remain private. The Hetrick-Bitner Funeral home has been entrusted with her care and arrangements. Interment is at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, PA.

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Janet M. Heberling

Aug 27, 1942 - Feb 13, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Janet M. Heberling, 81, of Williamstown, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at UPMC Hospital, Harrisburg. Born in Gratz, August 27, 1942, a daughter of the late Lincoln and Ellen Bohner Leffler. Janet was raised on a farm in Gratz, one of eleven children. Janet was employed as a CNA at the former Kepler Nursing Home for 12 years. Following working at Kepler's she was a tool and die maker at Brubaker Tool & Die. Her last place of employment was in the home health industry where she was a CNA. She was a member of Hetzel's Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Heberling, to whom she would have been married to for 50 years in September; a son, Scott Deibler, Gratz; a daughter, Shari Kanause, Jonestown; three grandchildren, Daniel Thomas, Heather Lenker, and Lindsay Abayaskera; five great grandchildren. Following Janet's wishes, she will be privately laid to rest in Hetzel's Cemetery, Pine Grove. The Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. is honored to serve the Heberling family. To send condolences, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

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Robert F. Rubright, Jr.

Sep 10, 1945 - Feb 12, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Robert F. "Bobby" Rubright, Jr., passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 in Carolyn's House, a hospice facility, in Harrisburg. He was the husband of Sally A. (Troutman) Rubright. They were married February 15, 1964 and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this week. Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Robert F. Rubright, Sr., and Sara J. (Seigfried) Barron. He was a member of Trinity UCC, Rehrersburg. Bobby owned and operated Rubright Auto Sales and Service, Perry Twp., for 35 years, retiring in 2008. Prior to the car lot, he owned dump trucks which he leased to Windsor Service for many years. Bobby was a classic car enthusiast. He was a member of AACA, NCRS, and SAAC- Shelby American Automobile Club, and always enjoyed attending car shows. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and was a former Notary Public. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Timothy T. Rubright, husband of Sandi, Greenwich Twp., and Troy T. Rubright, Perry Twp.; a sister: Dorothy Laudeman, Conway, SC; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters: Jackie Andrews, Debra Paisley, and Kathleen Collins. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 11:00 am from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street Leesport. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Hamburg. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Hamburg Service Center, 700 S. 4th Street, Suite B, Hamburg, PA 19526 For online condolences, please visit www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com

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Michael E. Donaldson

Feb 22, 1939 - Feb 09, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Michael E. Donaldson, 84, of Susquehanna Township, passed away peacefully on Friday evening February 9, 2024 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Born February 22, 1939, in Port Chester, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Celia (Dunn) Donaldson.A graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Michael worked with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years prior to his retirement. As one who believed in devoting his time, service and talents to the betterment of the community, he was actively involved in numerous organizations over the years including the NAACP, AFSCME and the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society, Inc.An avid fisherman, Michael also enjoyed cooking, listening to music, traveling and hosting his yearly summer jam parties. He was a devoted fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles and never missed a week at the Silver Spring Flea Market. While Michael was strong-willed and never shy about expressing his opinion, he always placed the needs and well-being of his family as his foremost priority.Michael is survived by his daughters, Celeste Donaldson of Harrisburg and Denise Warren of Cleveland, OH and son, Michael Donaldson II, of Harrisburg; granddaughters, Semone` Lincoln-Donaldson and Mariah Lawson and great granddaughter, Madison Warren. He is also survived by his loving companion of 30 years, Kathy Quirk; her sons, John Quirk, Kevin Quirk and Michael Quirk all of Carlisle and daughter, Kelly Pitts of Shermans Dale and their families. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Devina Warren.Services for Michael will be held private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions being made to the Cathedral Preparatory School, 250 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16501 or at www.prep-villa.com

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Robert A. Makowiecki

Nov 02, 1946 - Feb 12, 2024

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Harrisburg, PA

Robert A. Makowiecki, 77, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at Spring Creek Health & Rehab Center in Harrisburg. Born in Kinston, NC on November 2, 1946, Robert was a son of the late Stanley and Helen (Bullock) Makowiecki. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. He served in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross, Lebanon VA Hospital, and the local library in Lebanon. He loved watching Charles Bronson movies, heavy weight boxing, and was an avid Penn State football fan. Robert is survived by his brother, Leon Makowiecki, husband of Donna, and sister, Mary Ulrich, wife of the late Michael Ulrich, four nephews, and Brenda Keisch, who was his caretaker, custodian, and good friend for over 30 years.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Makowiecki.A viewing will be held from 1:00-1:30 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17042. Interment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Robert A. Makowiecki, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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