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Michelle Marie Machesky

August 27, 1961 — January 17, 2021

Michelle Marie Machesky, 59, of Harrisburg, and formerly of Irvine, CA, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in her residence after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Michelle was a beautiful person inside and out, with a selfless and loving soul. She served as a nurse midwife at the Reading Hospital and later at the University of Southern California Hospital. She loved every minute of her life’s work.

She was a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelors in Nursing and continued her studies at the University of Southern California earning her Masters in Midwifery.

Michelle is survived by her mother, Patricia (Aspinwall) Gibson of Irvine, CA; her sisters, Jamie A. Whye (Thomas) of Harrisburg and Deborah L. Pearlstein (Howard) of Birmingham, AL; brother Stanley Machesky, III (Alyssa) of Lake Forest, CA; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will all miss her very deeply.

A PUBLIC visitation will be held from 2-3 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland followed by a PRIVATE celebration of Michelle’s life by her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Michelle’s memory to PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network), 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or

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Friday, January 22, 2021

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

1303 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070

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