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Bryan R. "Duck" McDonald, 45, of New Bloomfield, died Saturday, September 25, 2010, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was born on Saturday, May 22, 1965, in Carlisle, the son of William J. B. McDonald and Peggy J. (Taylor) McDonald of Carlisle.

Bryan was a 1983 graduate of Carlisle High School and was a 27 year employee with Keen Transport in Carlisle, where he was a service writer. Bryan enjoyed the outdoors, hunting deer, turkey and bear, archery, gardening and taking care of his family and his home. He was of protestant faith. Bryan will be sorely missed by his family and friends and his canine companions; Sunny and Roxy.

In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 21 years, Jill A. (Longacre) McDonald, a son, Ryan T. McDonald at home, two sisters; Trudy Sprecher of Shermansdale and Sheri Downey of Carlisle, two nieces and a nephew; Jennifer Paynter, Crystal Downey and Kyle Sprecher, two great-nephews; Quinn Paynter and Mason Sprecher and one great-niece, Peiper Paynter.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2010, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Rev. John L. Shellenberger, Jr. officiating. Burial will be private. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to American Academy of Neurology Foundation, 1080 Montreal Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116.

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I pray to God for your Comfort & Peace in this time of great sadness {hug}

Crystal Bolding

What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

The Thompson Family
I am so sorry.  My thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

Shelly Amsley Lilly, Willow View Auto Sales

 All My Love And Prayers Are With You And Your Family

Tracy Glenn Griffie
I am truely sorry for your loss.  I'm cousin to Sheri on husband Dennis's side.  We have prayed for your family and will continue to do so.  Your family will be in are thoughts and prayers.

Donna Spaur and family

 Peg & Family,
May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Betty Andrews
My deepest sympathies to Bryan's family.  I knew Bryan in High School and he was always friendly and fun to talk to.  It is sad when one we love is taken to soon at such a young age.  Remember Bryan is now in heaven with God and he will live forever in our hearts.

Laura (Hicks) Duncan
Words can not say how I feel at this moment. Duck you were the best childhood friend a girl could ask for.  You will be greatly missed by many! My thoughts and prayers are with your parents, family and many friends at this time.  May peace be with you!  RIP

Love Always,

Dawn Dailey Huff
We are very sorry for your  loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will always have great memories of Bryan to keep you going.

Laura Brunner/Josh Brasher
Sheri, Dennis, and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brenda Showman
Hey Buddy,
 I have thought about you often. I miss that great smile of yours already.
Rest in peace.
Love ya,  Tracy

Tracy Trayer Wallace

 I Wish I Could See You One More Time Come Walking Through My Door.
But I Know That Is Impossible.
I Will Hear Your Voice No More.
I Know You Can Feel My Tears
And You Don't Want Me To Cry.
Yet, My Heart Is Broken Because I Can't Understand
 Why Someone So Precious Had To Die.
I Pray That God Will Give Me Strength And Somehow Get Me Through.
As I Struggle With This Heartache That Was Caused By Losing You.

In Precious Memory of Bryan, My Loving Brother and Friend
Who Walked Through Heaven's Gate
September 25, 2010.

I Have Loved You Forever And That's A Lot More Than A Lifetime Can Explain.

Jill and the entire family,
May God be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.  Life can seem so unfair, but be assured that with prayer and faith in God you'll get through the storm.  Jill, please know that I'm here if you need someone to talk to.  We've been through similar situations losing our loved one at such a young age.  Just remember God will comfort you.

Freda Neidigh
Bill and family,
  So sorry for the passing of your son. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Frank Aungst
We are so sorry to hear of this loss. He will be sadly missed be his family. Take one day at a time and pray together.

Harriett and Jerry Durham

May peace be with you in this time of need. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Garry Boyd
 Sheri & Family,

So sorry to hear of your Brother's death but God knows
best since he couldn't get well. You are in our Prayers.

Aunt Evelyn  & Uncle Donald,
You're in God's Woods now, Ducky.
God Bless you and your family.
I can't put into words how much you helped me when I was down.  You will be missed but never forgotten.

Charlie & Donna Mock
My deepest sympathies go out to the McDonald family.
It is extremely difficult when someone we love so very much is taken from us too soon. Remember God has a plan and we must trust in that even though we don't understand. May His grace keep you and help you through this very sad time.

Tammy Shoemaker
Dearest Peg and Bill,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences as you go through these trying times.
As I looked at all of the family pictures that you posted a feeling of peace came over me. What wonderful memories you all must have.
My prayer is that you and your family will find solace, comfort and peace. Your love for each other and God's love for all of you will give you the strength to carry on.
Chris Cuspard
Jill and family:
John and I would like to send your our deepest sympathy over the loss of your beloved husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Merry Carol & John Chronister
Sheri and family, you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa & Bill Stokes and family
Jill & Family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss.  May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lori Tritt Aux
Jill & family,
 I'm so sorry for your loss.  Just know that my thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Linda Hair
McDonald family,
So very sorry for your loss.   Bryan will be greatly missed. 
May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

Lisa Smith, John, Taylor and Devin

Sheri, Dennis and Family
So sorry to hear of your brother's passing.  Believe that he is in a better place.  God knows what is best.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Aunt Charlotte & Uncle Richard
Jill and Ryan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 
 We hope you feel God's comfort and love stronger than ever.

Mike and Carolyn Johns

Jill and family,
 So sorry for you loss.  You will be in our prayers. God be with you and your family.
 Love you,  Velma & Jerry Miller

My heart aches for you! You are in our thoughts and our prayers, and if you need a shoulder, just let me know. Miss you!!!

Christine Bistline Armond

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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