Michael McKillip

Michael L. "Big Mike" McKillip

Wednesday, July 15th, 1959 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Michael Lee "Big Mike" McKillip, 60, of Middletown entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Hershey Medical Center.
He was born July 15, 1959 in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Lawson L. and Elaine (Kipp) McKillip.
Mike worked at MJR Equipment as well as Hershey Entertainment & Resort.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg.
Mike was a very big part of the Lower Swatara Fire Department for 31 years. In the department he began running fires but for the last several years he acted as President of the Fire Company, conducted weekly BINGO, and was the coordinator of the Social Fire Hall and coordinated with Bureau of Forestry Pa DCNR for Pa DCNR Deployments. He also worked with the ladies auxiliary with the monthly meal fundraisers at the Firehouse. He enjoyed many activities such as watching NASCAR, cooking, camping, driving trucks and Stockcar racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen (Ortity), daughter, Amanda L. Miller of Middletown; sons, Shawn M. McKillip (Autumn) of OK, Kevin A. McKillip of Middletown; sisters, Sandra Barron of Limerick, Angela McKillip of Harrisburg, and Vickie Wilson and Marie Dodson of Carlisle; grandchildren, Kaylee M. Miller, Keelin S. Gaus, Kieran R. Gaus, Kai M. McKillip and Knoxx A. McKillip.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, services will be private. If you would like to attend the viewing and service virtually please go to and go to Mike's page. This webcast will start on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:15 AM.
Inurnment will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Middletown on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM. Anyone wishing to attend can meet at the Matinchek Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St. Middletown to be in the procession starting at 10:15 AM for a prompt departure at 11:00 AM. Light refreshments will be served at the Lower Swatara Fire Dept. following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Lower Swatara Fire Dept., 1350 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA 17057.
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    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 11:30am
    Ebenezer Cemetery
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    Lower Swatara, PA
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Craig Powers

Posted at 10:17am
Paryers to the McKillip Family. I always enjoyed Mikes smile and smart comments that he would provide to me and always make comments about my haircut. Mike was not only a co-worker with me at Hershey Entertainment Complex but Mike was a friend. Mike was a great man where he would stand up for what he believed in and what was right, many people might not have agreed with his decisions all the time, but for the most time he was always correct and always in the best interest of the organization he was representing at the time. Mike loved his family and spoke about them with me a lot. Mike, times at Hershey will never be the same without you and you taking care of the First Aid family. Please continue to look over us, say hello to my dad and brother please. Till we meet again my friend. LOVE POWERS FAMILY

Dave Kipp

Posted at 08:36am
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of "Big Mike". He loved his family so much and words can't express how much he will be missed by his family and community. As we go through life, we know it isn't forever. However, when such a loss comes, it is still so painful. I know Mike loved bowling. As cousins, we rolled in a Sumer tournament many years ago. WOW!! Did we have fun ! Although we experience pain at his loss, may his memories be a healing salve for all the pain his passing brings. May God touch each of you and allow those precious memories to warm your heart and be a testimony to the contributions he brought to the community and to his family. Thank you Mike for being a part of our lives.

Art White

Posted at 12:42pm
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Arthur White

Posted at 12:34pm
Mike was an awesome guy, I truly loved the man. I'm glad I got to know him when I did, he definitely made me feel like family. One story that always makes me laugh and think about him is, I have one rule for friends to always call/text before you stop over my house. Mike would always stop over, never calling or texting and tell me he didn't care about my rule, lol. Mike was a good soul, he will be missed

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