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Edward Poet

Edward Lawrence "Ed" Poet

Thursday, June 3rd, 1954 - Sunday, November 29th, 2020
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Edward “Ed” L. Poet, 66, of Middletown, passed away on Sunday November 29, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Born June 3, 1954 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Wilbur Berkey and Helen M. Poet (Weaver). In 1971, Ed left John Harris High School to eagerly join the United States Army, during the Vietnam War, where he became a proud paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. After many jumps out of airplanes, Ed ironically developed a fear of heights. Soon after his honorable discharge he completed his GED. Ed then started a career with the Navy Depot in Mechanicsburg and retired in 2011 with a career lasting over 38 years. He was an active member of several local clubs such as the American Legion Post 998 in Lawnton, Elizabethtown Moose Lodge 596, and Middletown Anglers and Hunters. Ed enjoyed watching cooking shows and trying new recipes. He was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He had a passion for music, especially Stevie Nicks. Ed is survived by his significant other, Sherry M. Caswell, of Middletown. He is also survived by his two daughters, Stevie L. Dunn, wife of Drew E. and Shelby M. Malatestinic, wife of Matthew A. He adored his two grandchildren Jaren E. Dunn and Olivia M. Malatestinic. Additionally, he is survived by Sherry’s daughter, Shannon Caswell.
Ed was blessed with many loyal, life-long friends who stood by his side for over 40 years. They enjoyed riding their Harleys, visiting wineries, and attending the local fish frys during lent.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10306 or through their website Tunnel2towers.org or the Children’s Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 or through their website Childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org.
Those wishing to share memories with the family, or offer condolences, are invited to visit www.Matinchekfuneralhome.com. Services have been entrusted to Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057.
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Alberta Luther

Posted at 07:01pm
Ed and I worked together at the Navy Depot for many years. He started a group of us going to the Senators games. Lots of fun and laughs. I will miss him dearly and I think of all the fun at work and the baseball games. My heart goes out to Sherry and his daughters and family! I would so much love to give them all a big hug!!!!! Take care!

Alberta Luther
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