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Thelma Mae (Hollenbach) Arbogast, 66, of 405 Hollenbach Road, Middleburg, passed away on Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2017, at Geisinger HealthSouth, Danville, following a long battle with renal failure.
She was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel (Sholley) Hollenbach. On Sept. 19, 1970, in the Winfield Baptist Church, she married Steven E. Arbogast who survives.

Thelma was a 1969 graduate of Middleburg Joint High School.
Prior to her marriage, Thelma had been employed at the Tri-County National Bank, Middleburg. She spent many years as a homemaker caring for her children and children of friends. In 1992, she took a job with Mahopac National Bank, Mahopac, N.Y., retiring in 2010.
Steve and Thelma moved to New Milford, Pa., immediately following their marriage. A year later they moved to Conklin, N.Y. They purchased their first home in Endicott, N.Y. in 1973, built a new home in 1986 and lived there until 1992 when they moved to Carmel, N.Y. They remained in the Putnam County area of New York until 2010, when they returned to Snyder County.
Thelma was a member of Boyer Mennonite Church, Middleburg.
Thelma enjoyed gardening, hiking, scrapbooking, reading, playing games, building puzzles, spending time with family and friends, and watching nature on the porch at their home.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Jacqueline Arbogast, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Amber (Arbogast) and Gordon Russo, of East Granby, Conn.; five granddaughters, Karleigh, Makayla and Averie Arbogast, all of Mount Pleasant Mills, Elianna and Addyson Russo, of East Granby, Conn.; one grandson, Zachary Flory, of Mount Pleasant Mills; one sister, Pauline Spigelmyer, of Selinsgrove; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins.

A viewing will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Boyer Mennonite Church, 1472 W. Ridge Road, Middleburg, followed by a celebration of Thelma's life at 4:30, with Pastor Michael Byler officiating. A fellowship meal will follow the service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions in memory of Thelma to the Gift of Life, 401 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.
Published on October 31, 2017
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