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Martha L. Steigleman, 71, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence. Born April 26, 1948 in Carlisle, PA to the late Willie H. and Goldie E. (Shank) Berger, she is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Gerald Steigleman.
Martha worked for the PA National Insurance Company for 6 years; she then became a mother and focused on her children. After her children started school, Martha was employed by the Cumberland Valley School District and retired with 21 years of service as a teaching assistant. The children could never pronounce her last name so they called her Mrs. S; one of Martha's gifts was her ability to remember every child's name. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed walking and attending her grandchildren's soccer and football games and cheerleading activities.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Stacy R. Steigleman Hart (Robert) of Enola and Brian G. Steigleman (Amy) of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Bryden and Landen Hart and Gerald and Karlee Steigleman; and siblings, Richard L. (Bill) Berger of Carlisle and George B. Shank (JoAnn) of Carlisle. Martha was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Shriver Dilbeck and sister-in-law, Linda Berger.
Due to the health crisis, services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions in Martha's memory may be made to Carolyn's House, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Central PA JDRF, 1104 Fernwood Ave., Suite 103, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Gerry, Stacy and Brian,I am truly sorry for your loss. Mrs Steigleman was definitely a big part of my childhood. She was like a second mom to all of us in the park. I will cherish all the memories I have of her.
Mandi (Chenoweth) Barrick Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
Martha's Family,I had the pleasure of working with your mother/wife; she was a true advocate for her students. Blessings and Prayers to you all.Becky Anderson
Becky Anderson Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM
GerryI am sorry to hear about your wife.
Richard Howell Apr 6 2020 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers to Jerry and families. Martha was always very kind and loving. Remember crazy times with her and Flipper..may she rest in peach💜
Robin Cox Goodman Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Peace be with you.
Joyce & Wes James Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM
Jerry I am sorry to hear about your wife.
Richard Howell Apr 5 2020 12:00 AM
Martha was a true inspiration to me as I know she was to many. Sincere condolences to Gerry and family as I know she will be missed. May your wonderful memories help sustain you during this difficult time while the “force” is with all of you. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy Norrie and family Apr 4 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to Gerald and his family on your loss of Martha. I remember when Gerald and Martha moved next to us in Leiby's Parkway. Gerry, you worked for local police Dept. and I believe Martha was pregnant with Stacy. Again my condolences on your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the many years of memories.
Eugene Spealman Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences and prayers for your family. Patrick Martin Trinity 84
Patrick Martin Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM
Martha was a sweet, wonderful woman who always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by so many. My deepest sympathy to you, Jerry, and to your family.
Dolores Lebo Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM