Earl T. Field, 63, of Middletown, died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, after a brief illness.
He was born June 14, 1948 in Camden, N.J., son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Stebick) Field.
He graduated from Milton Hershey School in 1967 and entered the U.S. Air Force after graduation.
He was employed with several companies in the credit collection service, with his most recent employment being with Commonwealth Credit Services. He was actively involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and passionate about the assistance provided for those with disabilities by the Center for Independent Living.
He was an active member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Middletown, and a member of American Legion #594, Middletown.
Though he was an avid Penn State and Steeler fan, his greatest pleasures were his wife, children, grandchildren, father and mother-in-law. He enjoyed cooking and baking.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jen Myers Field; a son, Kenneth and wife Jennifer Field of Enola; a daughter, Krystle and husband Abimael Horta-Rodriquez of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Lillian Field, Lucas Field and Isabella Horta-Rodriquez; a brother, Raymond and his wife Patricia Field of Johnsonburg; a sister, Linda and husband Eugene Facchine of Ridgway; his father and mother-in-law, Melvin C. and Joyce Myers of Campbelltown; Karen Field, mother of children; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Field in infancy; a brother, Robert Field; maternal grandparents Leo and Theodora Klein; and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Josephine Field.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 in his church at 890 Ebenezer Rd., Middletown, with the Rev. John Overman officiating.
Burial was at the United Christian Cemetery, Palmyra.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Center for Independent Living, 207 House Ave., Suite 107, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
The Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown, handled arrangements.
Condolences may be shared at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.