Bonita Silbaugh

Bonita S. Silbaugh (Sleighter)

Saturday, February 8th, 1947 - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
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Bonita S. Silbaugh, 73, of Mechanicsburg formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at home.
Bonita was the widow of Dennis W. Silbaugh and was born on February 8, 1947 to the late John L. and Evelyn I. (Troutman) Sleighter.
Bonita was a member and also the former church secretary of Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church-Middletown. She was a retired secretary that worked at the former Olmstead Air Force Base, Penn State Capital Campus and also as a switchboard operator and secretary at the former Piedmont Airlines, Middletown. Bonita also volunteered for many years at the former Middletown Christian School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and trivia. Bonita loved to travel and go on trips but her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Bonita is survived by her son, Joshua A. Silbaugh and wife, Kimberlee; her daughter, Leslie A. Duong and husband, Nam, all of Mechanicsburg; her sister, Cynthia Hoffman; her grandchildren, Hydee and Lochlann Silbaugh and Levi, Quinn and Grace Duong.
Bonita’s husband, her brother, John Sleighter, Jr. and her sisters, Patsy Hulstine, Joanne Meinsler and Norma Sleighter, all preceded her in death.
A visitation with the family will be held from 12 PM to 2 PM, Saturday, December 5, 2020 in her Church at 10 Spruce Street, Middletown, PA 17057. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation starting at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Bonita’s name to her Church.
Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main Street, Middletown, PA has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    10 Spruce St., PA 17057
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 2:00pm
    Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    10 Spruce St., PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Adam Wells


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Michelle Hackett

Posted at 04:20pm
I am honored and blessed to have known Bonnie. I very much enjoyed working with her at the airline and all of those trivia nights were so much fun! She was truly a blessing in my life and a beautiful person inside and out - I will miss Bonnie. My condolences to Leslie and Josh and their families.

gail hossler

Posted at 07:59pm
So sorry to hear about Bonnies passing. During our high school days we became close friends and spent lots of time
together for years after graduation. Our husbands were friends at PSU-Harrisburg. Don and I met at their wedding
reception and we were in each others weddings. As time passed and we both had our careers and started our families,
we lost touch but I have fond memories of our friendship. To Josh and Leslie, so sorry for your loss. You have wonderful parents and I'm sure you took good care of them in their final years. You have blessed them with 5 beautiful grandchildren. They are gone too soon. Our sympathy to Leslie, Josh, Cindy and her nieces. Peace be with you all, Gail and Don Hossler

Deb cooney

Posted at 07:24am
Bonnie lit up my life when we saw each other at Piedmont. She was my cheerleader! My sympathies to Josh, and Leslie who I met through my late son Paul and for the entire loving and wonderful family. Deb Cooney

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Posted at 08:23am
To the Silbaugh family, Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
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