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Mary Downing

Mary D. Downing (Dibeler)

Friday, February 24th, 2023 - Monday, April 5th, 2021
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Obituary

Mary D. Downing, 98, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2021 at Frey Village Nursing Home. She was born on February 24, 1923 in Rheems, Pennsylvania to the late Leroy and Clara V. (Myers) Dibeler. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Cecil L. Downing.

She is survived by a sister, Martha J. Coleman; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she is predeceased by 2 brothers, Charles and Harry Dibeler; and a sister, Charlotte D. Harbold.

Mary was a 1941 graduate of Middletown High School, was a member of the Alumni Association, and worked as a secretary for the Super Intendant of the school. During wartime she was employed as a teletypist “Signal Corps” at the former Olmsted Air Force Base. She was a member of the Middletown Historical Society and a lifelong charter member of the National WWII Memorial Society.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1 PM at Middletown Cemetery, 675 N. Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057. Arrangements have been entrusted to Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057. Memories and condolences may be shared www.Matinchekfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Middletown Historical Society, 29 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Middletown Cemetery
    Address
    675 North Spring Street
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Wayne Muthler
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 8th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Middletown Cemetery
    Address
    675 N. Spring Street
    MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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