This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
John D. Arntz, 66, of Elizabethtown, passed away on June 11, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born July 18, 1948 in Seattle, WA, son of the late William and Genevieve (Connelly) Arntz.
John worked in the telecommunications industry for his entire career at companies including D&E Communications, AIM Telephones, and ITT Business Communications. He held various positions ranging from Installation Technician to corporate management roles. John retired as Operations Manager for D&E Communications.
John had a great passion for music and played both the piano and organ in various bands throughout his life. He could bring a smile to anyone's face with his songs and his good nature. In addition to his love for music, he loved street rods and could name the year, make and model of any classic car at a quick glance.
John was a true family man. He was a devoted husband and a loving father of two. John is survived by; his wife of 28 years, Madonna (Downes) Arntz of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Stephanie N. Arntz and her fiancé Daniel Sheppard of Elizabethtown, and Kimberly P. Arntz and her fiancé Bryan Biertempfel of Middletown; siblings, Mary Whitehouse of Baltimore, Maryland, Eileen LaGreca of Fairfax, Virginia, Jean Bonner of Fairfax, Virginia, and Tim Arntz of Tucson, Arizona; and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Barney & Joseph Arntz.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 9:30 - 10:30 am, in the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Hershey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 am in the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey.
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Lily J. Capitani, 86, of Hershey, passed away June 8, 2015. Born on July 7, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Annina (Bucciotti) Capitani.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Frank A. Capitani, and sisters Laura (Capitani) Martino and Sylvia (Capitani) Pennesi.
Lily was a 1946 graduate of Hershey High School and was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church. Sweet and kind-hearted, Lily held various positions with the former Cocoa Inn and The Hershey Company and had many creative gifts. She enjoyed reading, drawing, and knitting and was a talented seamstress. Her happiest times were those spent with her family and friends.
Lily is survived by her sister, Sister M. Salvatoris, D.M. (Capitani) of Hershey as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 16th, at 11:00am in her church at 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hershey, from 9:30am - 10:30am.
Memorial contributions can be made to any charity.
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Jeanine Ann Metzler, 75, of Gretna Springs, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie Macomber Grab. She was married 37 years to Clyde B. Metzler. In her earlier years, Jeanine worked at the former RCA, Lancaster. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a sister, Audrey, wife of James R. Hecht of Manheim and three nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church, 110 N. Oak St., Manheim, on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. There will be a public viewing from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, in charge of arrangements.
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Philomena T. Castelli, 92, a lifelong resident of Hershey, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Masonic Health Care Center in Elizabethtown. She was born October 2, 1922 in Hershey, the daughter of the late Serafino and Carolina (Vieli) Castelli. Phil was a graduate of Hershey High School and a retired employee of the Hershey Chocolate Company with 47 years of service.
"Aunt Phil" devoted her life to serving others. She loved to travel, crochet, and bake. She was also an excellent cook and blessed her loved ones with delicious meals over the years. Her greatest love was spending time with her extended family and friends.
Phil was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey where she sang in the Resurrection Choir; was Treasurer of the Areba Club, and belonged to the Legion of Mary. She was member of the Hershey Italian Lodge and past President of its Auxiliary. She served many years as Judge of Elections for the Derry Twp. 3rd Precinct and volunteered for the Hershey Ambulance Service, and the Hershey Medical Center.
Surviving are 14 nieces & nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by 7 older siblings: Emilia, Laura, Umberto, Dionisio, Sestilia, Jane, Josephine, and her niece Tina DeLuce.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00am in her church. Visitation will be from 9:00am until 10:30am in the Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Joan of Arc Church, Church Memorial Fund, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033.
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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