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.
Judith A. Hill Blouch, 66, of Hummelstown, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Born in Colver on July 12, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Mary Howell Hill. Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked for the Sunny Day Daycare, Hummelstown, and was a former Nurse's Aide at the Leader Nursing Home. Judy graduated in 1971 from Lower Dauphin High School. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey. Judy enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, and shooting guns, but most important to her was spending time with her grandchildren. Judy was the widow of Richard "Rick" K. Blouch who passed away February 14, 2018. Judy is survived by three daughters, Marissa Blouch of Hummelstown, Stephanie Forney wife of Dan of Bressler, and Kristin Birge wife of Greg of Jacksonville, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Dylan Lavalle of Hummelstown, Dana, Ellory, Magnus, and Aderyn Forney of Bressler, and Bryce and Colton Birge of Jacksonville, Alabama, one brother, Joe Hill husband of Beth of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and three sisters, Jeannie Walker of Castle Rock, Colorado, Annie Enterline wife of Scott of Grantville, and Patricia Willard wife of Wynn of St. Petersburg, Florida; father-in-law, Charles M Blouch of Palmyra; sisters-in-law, Donna Redman of Hummelstown and Debora A. Messner wife of Anthony of Palmyra and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey, with The Rev. Fr. Alfred P. Sceski, as celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. A viewing will be held on Friday in the church from 10 AM until the time of the service. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to the Disabled American Veterans, 4219 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com
Mae was born on February 27, 1916 and passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Mae was a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of passing.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery.
Send condolences via the online guest book at www.hooverfuneralhome.com Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:00 AM St. Joan of Arc Church 359 West Areba Avenue Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 Video: Image: Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Confirm.
In lieu of flowers, Mae requested memorial contributions be made to: Heart of the Parish Fund, c/o St. Joan of Arc Church 359 W. Areba Ave. Hershey, PA 17033. Make a contribution here.
Samuel J. DeAngelis, 97, of Hershey, passed away on May 29, 2019 in the Hershey Medical Center.
He was born September 28, 1921 in Hershey, a son of the late Domenico and Genoveffa (Quaglia) DeAngelis. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Edna and Alba as well as his eleven siblings. He is survived by his close nephew, James DeAngelis of Hershey as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Sam was a World War II Navy Veteran, an owner of the former DeAngelis Restaurant in Hershey, member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey and the Areba Club. He had also belonged to the Hershey Lions Club and Hershey Rotary Club.
Services will be held in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Hershey on Monday, June 3rd at 2:30pm. The family will begin receiving guests at 1:30pm. Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Harrisburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dorothy M. Goldsmith, 98, of Hershey, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on May 28, 2019 in Country Meadows of Hershey. She was born December 3, 1920 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Eli and Dorothy (Cox) Massick and was the wife of the late Edwin B. Goldsmith. Dorothy graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and devoted her life to raising her family.
Dorothy is survived by: son, James (and wife Sheila) Goldsmith; daughter, Margaret (and husband Robert Devlin Jr.); grandchildren, Matthew and Douglas Goldsmith and great grandchildren, Quincy, Camila and Gina Jolene Goldsmith. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Audrey Goldsmith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6 at 11AM in the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. The family will begin receiving guests at 10:30AM. Private interment will take place in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to CARE at www.care.org Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory of Hershey is handling the arrangements.
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David Andrew Pegher, 47, of Hummelstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center. Born Tuesday, May 27, 1971 in Okinowa, Japan, he was the son of David J. and Rachael (Radakovic) Pegher of Pittsburgh. He was married 21 years to Kimberly M. (Lotts) Pegher.
David graduated from Central Catholic High School, earned a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and his teaching certification from Chatham College. He had his M.Ed. from Wilkes University. David was a third grade teacher for 23 years. As an Artist in Residence at Transitional Infant Care in Pittsburgh, he published the National Journal of NursingAward-Winning book, Baby Hands & Baby Feet. David was an active volunteer with the Hummelstown Swim Team and the Lebanon Valley Otters Swim Teams, as well as at church and anywhere he could lend a hand.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by two children, Mia and Jacob Pegher; two brothers: Christopher Pegher and wife Laura of Mt. Vernon, VA; Matthew Pegher and wife Sylvia Kolibal of Sparta, NJ and two sisters: Jennifer Tallant and husband David of Hagerstown, MD and Julie Tanouye and husband Shane of Pittsburgh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 at 10:00 AM. Viewing will be held Friday at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home, 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 from 4:30-7:30 PM. Interment will be in Hershey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory may be made to the David A. Pegher Memorial Benefit Fund at https://sites.google.com/view/davidapeghermemorialfund/home
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.FinkenbinderFamily.com
Richard “Dick” William Deiling, 86, of Hershey, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late William and Mary Monks Deiling on October 21, 1932 in Keokuk, Iowa. Dick attended St. Paul’s Catholic School in Burlington Iowa, class of 1951, where he met the love of his life, Lois. They were married on May 10, 1952 and would spend the next five decades raising their nine children and traveling the world visiting friends and family.
Dick served as a corporal in the United States Army in the 28th and 9th infantry divisions from 1952 until 1954. After leaving the army, he attended South East Iowa Business College, graduating in 1957 as an accountant. He spent his entire career at Univar Corporation, formerly McKesson Chemical and Van Waters & Rogers, retiring as a National Account Sales Manager. He was a long time member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish in Hershey. He was actively involved in many ministries in the church, including Eucharistic minister, finance committee, parish council, and Knights of Columbus.
Above all Dick was a family man - a beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed family celebrations, travel, playing games, picnics, hikes, golf, and spending time with the people he loved. He had an endless curiosity for gadgets, his family heritage, and photography. Everyone sought his advice on the latest in cutting edge technology.
Dick is predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Lois K. “Robinson” Deiling and is survived by his nine children. Sons: Michael (Sue), Pat (Angie), Tom (Jennifer), Robert (Pam), Brian (Sharon). Daughters: Joan (Walter) Lepore, Lora (Mark) Rogers, Nancy (Robert) Kirk, Linda (Scott) Bidding. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his seventeen grandchildren: Amy (Tony) Mason, Tony Rivera, Tim and Chelly Deiling, Katie and Andy (Allie) Rogers, Kelly and Reilly Kirk, Jackie and Steve Lepore, Carolyn, Lauren, Owen, and Aiden Bidding, Veronica and William Deiling, and Ian Deiling.
Dick will forever be remembered for his strong faith in God, love of family and friends, and endless generosity. A recitation of the Rosary with Visitation to follow will be held on Thursday, May 23, 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 24, 11:00am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Hershey. Interment will follow at the Hershey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of the Parish Fund of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey PA 17033. Make a contribution here.
Margaret C. Burke, 92, of Hershey, passed away on April 24, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1927 in Carbondale, daughter of the late Edward and Anna Burns.
She was a faithful member of St. Joan of Arc Church of Hershey. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, devoting her life to raising her family. She is survived by 4 Sons: John, Jr. and wife Diane, Robert R. and wife Clarisse, Edward L. and wife Erin, Kevin J. and wife Ruth; 3 daughters: Carol and husband Thomas Hand, Mary Lou and husband Fran Kulbacki, and Colleen Mummert; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, John J. Burke; an infant daughter, Ann; and sisters, Dorothy Blair and Ann Mizianty.
A visitation will be held in the Hoover Funeral Home of Hershey on Monday, April 29 from 10 - 11:30AM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 Noon in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey. Interment will be in the Hershey Cemetery in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The family would like to give special thanks to Bill Lutz for his daily spiritual comfort and support for Margaret.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions made to either: Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Heart of the Parish Fund, c/o St. Joan of Arc Church, 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey, PA 17033. Make a contribution.
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Richard W. Donovan, 88, of Hershey, PA, passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born December 19, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late William and Agnes (Holzwarth) Donovan.
Richard was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and served in the Army as a Military Police Officer. He retired from New York Air Brake, Inc. He was a lifelong usher and greeter at every parish he attended. Richard was a member of the Areba Club in Hershey and a 4th Degree Knight at Our Lady Star of the Sea K.O.C Council #7122, Myrtle Beach, SC. He was also an avid golfer. Survived by his wife, Carol Jean (Alauzen) Donovan; 4 children, Michele Bachman of Elizabethtown, Bryan (Lisa) Donovan of Hudson, NH, Rebecca (David) Doherty of Thief River Falls, MN and Mary Ellen Fiorentino of Webster, NY; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ruth McGill and Nora Gordon both of Pittsburgh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a visitation beginning at 12:30pm in the St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Ave., Hershey, PA 17033. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Phoenix Unit at Frey Village for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the memory of Richard Donovan to Frey Village - Phoenix Unit, Office of Advancement, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries,1 South Home Ave.,Topton, PA 19562 Share condolences at www.hooverfuneralhome.comwww.pennlive.com/obits
Date of Birth – January 17, 1931
Date of Death – April 9, 2019
Sister Mary Helen Scicchitano, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, NJ, went to her eternal rest on April 9, at Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, York, PA where she had been a resident for several years.
Sister Helen, born in Mt. Carmel, PA, was the daughter of the late Carmen and Catherine Scicchitano of Mt. Carmel, PA. She entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, in York, PA on January 7, 1949 and professed her Vows on August 16, 1950 at Villa Rossello, Newfield, NJ.
Sister Helen earned a BS in Elementary Education from College Misericordia, Dallas, PA and an MA in Secondary Education from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. She taught for many years in elementary schools administered by the religious order in Milford MA, Hazleton, Hershey, Steelton, Old Forge, PA, and served as principal at St. Peter’s, Elizabethtown, PA for a few years. She also taught in Brigantine and Vineland, NJ, and then at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, located at the order’s Provincialate, Newfield, NJ. In later years Sister Helen ministered as Academic Counselor at Harrisburg Area Community College.
Dedicated to her religious vocation and to the ministry of education, Sister Helen touched the lives of countless numbers of children and youth at the elementary and high school level, and then in her ministry to college students.
In addition to her parents, Sister Helen was preceded in death by her brothers, Carmen and Dr. David Scicchitano, and by her sisters Toni Gearhart and Marian Ehrlacker. She is survived by a loving multitude of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and also by her religious community, the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a viewing from 2:00 to 3:00 with a Memorial Service at 3:00 PM at Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Chapel, York, PA on Friday afternoon.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be take place at the order’s Provincial House, Villa Rossello, Newfield, NJ, on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Pietà Cemetery on the grounds of Villa Rossello. Prior to the Mass a Visitation will take place in the Chapel from 10:00 until just before Mass at 11:00 AM.
For those who wish, contributions in Sister Helen’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Mercy, Villa Rossello, 1009 Main Road, Newfield, NJ 08344.
Arrangements are under the direction of Keffer Funeral Home, York, PA, and Rone Funeral Service, Vineland, NJ.
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