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Georgene Penyak

Georgene F. "Jean" Penyak (Miller)

Tuesday, May 19th, 1931 - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Georgene F. “Jean” Miller Penyak, 89, of Lower Swatara Township, Middletown, Pa went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at Harrisburg Hospital. Georgene was formerly of Harrisburg, PA and attended John Harris High School Harrisburg, PA class of 1950. Georgene was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader and Cookie Chairman for Shope Gardens in Lower Swatara Township. Georgene also served as the 1st Middletown School District crossing guard and the Social and Program Director at Lower Swatara Civic Assoc. (now Lions Club). Mrs. Penyak served 30 years on the Dauphin County election board and was a 30-year member of the Shope Gardens Card Club. Georgene retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with 27 years of service, was a member of Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, Harrisburg. Also, a member of the Red Hat Society, Golden Group, American Businesswomen, and PARSE (Pennsylvania Assoc. Retired State Employees) and a social member of Lower Swatara Fire Department Auxiliary. Recently, Georgene was given the opportunity to be the 1st Grand Marshall in the Lower Swatara Halloween parade.
Georgene was preceded in death by husband George Penyak Jr of over 60 years, brother LeRoy Miller, sister Patricia Haverstock, Daughter in law Judy Penyak, and several friends and neighbors. Survived by her three sisters, Jackie Sener of Harrisburg, Jill Avery of King William, VA, and Beverly Winter of Enola, PA. Also survived by 2 sons Rickey Penyak of Wrightsville, PA, Michael Penyak (Brinda) of Camp Hill, PA, and daughter Debbie Frazier (Bill) of Harrisburg, PA. Five grandchildren Melissa Kosheba (Adam) of Harrisburg, Kelly DeJesus of Wrightsville, Jodie Frazier of Middletown, Janelle Weidner (Jeffery) of Mechanicsburg, and Larry Penyak (Caroline) of Mechanicsburg. Three great grandchildren Lauren and Jessica Kosheba, and Tegan Penyak. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and long-time friends and neighbors and her beloved feline friend Molly whom all she loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, Pa 17111. Donations can be mailed with In Memory of Georgene Penyak on the memo line or donations can be made online in Georgene’s name at humanesocietyhbg.org under the Memorial Contributions tab.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private funeral and viewing for Mrs. Penyak. The viewing and funeral services will be posted live on Georgene’s webpage at www.matinchekfuneralhome.com.
Private burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this viewing will be broadcast live to the public on this page, however, the physical location viewing will be private.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, June 19th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 19th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this viewing will be broadcast live to the public on this page, however, the physical location viewing and service to follow, will be private.
  • Service

    Friday, June 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 19th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    Address
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Louis A. Parks
  • Interment

    Friday, June 19th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 19th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    Address
    RR2 Box 484 Idiantown Gap Road
    Annville, PA 17003
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Dana Gyduska

Posted at 08:18pm
From the moment I met her, Jean welcomed me as if I were a family member. I will miss our conversations, but I will remember the smiles and laughter and all the love she showed. Rest in peace to my other Mom.
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Robert O'Donnell

Posted at 03:02pm
We were very sad to hear the news. I had a lovely chat with her not long ago, of all things, at another funeral. She had the same smile on her face and twinkle in her eye that I recall from years ago. She was always a very sweet, and kind lady that made me feel at home whenever I visited.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will surely be missed, but not forgotten. In lieu of flowers, we made a donation in her name to the Humane Society.

With love,
Bob & Priscilla O'Donnell
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Nikky Lewis

Posted at 12:14pm
Such a beautiful ceremony to commemorate a beautiful woman. We were so blessed to have the moments we had with Grammy Jean throughout our life. I am sure you have heard that Gabriel's comment was "Now Grammy Jean can't vote for me for president." She made an impact on us all.

Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all in this time of grief and mourning. Thank you for sharing Jean with us. She is truly missed.

Blessings and love,
Nikky, Mathew, Gabriel, and Mikayla Lewis and Kelly Plessinger
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Kim Ruhl

Posted at 03:09pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Jean's death. She was so giving to our family. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
With love and hugs,
Kim Ruhl
Danielle and Family
Christopher and Family

Katie Zimmerman

Posted at 01:12pm
Thank you to the entire Penyak family for sharing Jean with us.
Best Neighbor, mentor, comedian ~ Ever. Glad she left me her sense of humor.
If she taught us anything it was to never judge & don't forget to always be kind.
May she rest in Peace knowing how much she was loved. Till We Meet again. ~Memory Eternal~
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