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Obituary for Kenneth Gale Wise

Kenneth Gale Wise, 87, of Hummelstown, entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2022 surrounded by family. He was born February 25, 1935 in Highspire to the late Leslie and Helen Hood (Thrush) Wise. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Dale (Bachman) Wise.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 children, Kenneth G. Wise, Jr. and wife Luann, Donald W. Wise, Eden N. Semancik and husband Ronald, and Matthew A. Griffith and wife Susan; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother and business partner, John Wise.

Kenneth was the co-owner of Wise Brothers, Inc. who specialized in both tire recycling and mail contracting. He had a passion for cars and trucks. Kenneth was an avid PSU football fan and enjoyed watching basketball.

A graveside service and burial will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11 AM at Middletown Cemetery, 675 N. Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057. Arangements have been entrusted to Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. Condolences and memories may be shared at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Avenue, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.