Schuylkill County Obituaries 10/25/2016



Schuylkill County Obituaries 10/25/2016

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Margaret A. Gazo, 70 years of age of Schuylkill Ave., Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Hospice House VNA of St. Luke's Bethlehem.

Widow of Michael Gazo who passed away on June 20, 2003, she is survived by her children; son, Michael D. Gazo of Tamaqua with whom she resided; daughter, Tracy L. Malaska wife of Anthony of Jim Thorpe; grand child, Leah Malaska.

A Coaldale High School graduate, Margaret worked as a CNA at Hometown Nursing Home for many years.

Born Monday, March 11, 1946 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Andrew, and Ruth (Hoffman) Klimek. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Kermitt, and Michael Klimek.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.

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Josephine Niziolek, 97, of Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, October 16th, at Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center.

Josephine was born in Mahanoy City, PA on December 19, 1918, a daughter of the late Helen (Tirva) and John Yurchukonis and attended local schools.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She lived most of her life in Philadelphia.

She was wife of the late John Niziolek who passed away in 2006, and is preceded in death by a brother John, and a sister Alberta Yurchukonis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 11 AM on Saturday, October 22nd.

Friends and family may call from 10 AM at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Interment will follow in St Joseph Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA.

Family prefers donation to St. George's Church - 2700 E. Venango St. Phila. Pa. 19134

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.

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Stephen M. Zakrewsky, 62, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Sunday, October 16th, at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah.

Stephen was born in Mahanoy City, on August 20, 1954, a son of the late Warren Hillibush, and is survived by his mother Ann (Cummings) Hillibush, Mahanoy City.

Stephen graduated from Mahanoy Area Class of 1972 and attended a year in Tech school for Machinist.

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City.

He had worked for many years at Sealy Components Delano, previous to that he worked for General Cigar Mahanoy City

He loved working on cars and is known for his skills at woodworking.


A Religious Service will be held at 11 Am Thursday October 20th at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends and family may call from 9 am until time of service.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City.

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Patricia Fizel, 80, originally of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Wednesday, October 12th, at The Manor at St Lukes Village Hazleton.

Patricia was born in Mahanoy City, on December 29, 1935, a daughter of the late Theresa (Martin) and Frank Hoffman.

She graduated from Mahanoy City High School.

She had worked at the former Eagle Brothers and City Shirt in Mahanoy City.

Patricia loved going on trips to Atlantic City.

She was wife of the late Robert who passed away in 1984.

Patricia is survived by three daughters, Denise Fizel, of Drums; Lisa Cara, of Mahanoy City; Lori Zelasny, of West Hazleton. two sons Robert Jr., of West Hazleton; Kristopher, of St Louis Mo; and by 6 grandchildren Mickey, Brandon, Gage, Samantha, Sarina, and Alexa, and 2 great grandchildren Mickenzie, and Marshall

She is preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Pajalich, brothers John, Francis, Gerald and Sisters Mary Tlocynski, Theresa Vendel, and Arlene Snyder.

A Religious Service will be held at 2pm Sunday October 30th with Father Reverend Joseph T. Whalen officiating. Friends may call at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City from 1pm.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.
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