Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/22/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/22/2017

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Donald C. "Dewey" Ditzler, Sr, age 77, of Mount Carbon, PA passed away Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Schuylkill, East in Pottsville.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA on October 30, 1939, he was the son of the late Solomon Dewey and Bessie Nee (Sterner) Ditzler.

Dewey worked as a truck driver for Quinn Concrete in Palo Alto for 18 years and then for R. L. Derr Construction in Pottsville for 35 years until retiring.

Dewey was a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Carbon, the Buck Fever Rod and Gun Club, the New Ringgold Hunting Club, the Second Mountain Rod and Gun Club, and the Mount Carbon Fire Company.

Dewey loved going hunting and fishing, to the cabin, watching NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, and watching old western TV shows and movies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Ann (Martin) Ditzler on January 2, 2016, a grandson Nicholas Ebling, a twin brother Ronald Ditzler, a brother Carl Ditzler, and 2 half-sisters: Alvena and Betty.

Dewey is survived by 3 daughters: Donna Spiess and her husband Gregory, Lisa Ebling and her husband Harold, and Holly Rhodes, all of Pottsville; 3 sons: William "Rocky" Ditzler and his wife Lisa, New Ringgold, Donald "Bo" Ditzler Jr. and his fiance' Sharon, Pottsville, and William Deiter and his fiance' Ashley Prutzman, Pottsville; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren sister Carol Aronsfield, Virginia; 2 brothers: Thomas Ditzler, Pottsville and Lawrence Ditzler, Lake Wynonah; a half-sister Carol Joyce Wessner, Pottsville; and nieces and nephews.

A Religious Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon at 10:30AM on Tuesday, April 25th, with Rev. Lorraine Heckman officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing Monday evening 6-8PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Mount Peace Cemetery Minersville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, P. O. Box 230, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com
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Elba M. Wilson, age 92, of Pottsville, PA passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at her daughter's home.

Born in Mount Pleasant, PA on April 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Della Mae (Poller) Maurer.

Elba was a graduate of Cass Township High School. She worked as a sales clerk for Town & Country. Gee Bees, and then Value City.

Elba was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair, a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where she volunteered for many years at the parish bingo. Elba was one to the faces on the Office of Senior Services publicity ads.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, George W. Wilson Jr on April 2, 1968, a daughter Jane Wilson; a brother Robert Maurer, a sister Esther Geist, and a son-in-law William B. Ryan.

Elba is survived by 2 daughters: Georgene Fedoriska and her husband Richard and Jane Marie Ryan, both of Pottsville; two grandchildren: Erin and Colin Fedoriska; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 11AM on Monday, April 24th, with Msgn William Glosser officiating.

At the family's request there will be no visitation

Interment will be in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Office of Senior Services Special Needs Fund, 110 East Laurel Blvd., Pottsville, PA 17901 or to the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 230, Pottsville, PA 17901.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home 208 Pike St. Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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Donald C. Correll, age 62, of Port Carbon, PA passed away Monday, April 17th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

Born in Pottsville, PA on November 27, 1954, he was the son of the late Lester J. Correll and Mary (Reilly) Correll, who survives him in Saint Clair.

Donald worked for Tamaqua Cable in Schuylkill Haven. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Port Carbon, a member of the Second Mountain Rod and Gun Club and the North Ward Social Club, both in Schuylkill Haven. And he also loved to go hunting and fishing.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother Brian Correll and a son Erik Correll.

In addition to his mother, Donald is survived by a son Jason M. Correll Sr, Mechanicsville; 2 daughters: Carissa L. Curry and her husband Tyshawn, Pottsville and Nicole M. Correll, Minersville; 4 grandchildren: Jason Correll Jr., Brody Correll, and Tsirell and Takiera Curry; 5 brothers: Gary Correll, St. Clair, Michael Correll, Middleport, Timothy Correll, Mechanicsville, Thomas Correll, St. Clair, and Mark Correll, Palo Alto; 3 sisters: Judith Stephenson, Pottsville, Cheryl Correll, St. Clair, and Cynthia Bynon, St. Clair; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon at 7PM on Tuesday, April 25th, with Rev. Lorraine Heckman officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family Tuesday evening from 5:30-7pm at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.

Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com

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LaVerne A Wertman, age 78, of Fawn Lane, Tamaqua, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem.

LaVerne spent the last 17 years of her life with her Life Sharing Family Sheila Davison of Tamaqua. She will be missed by many.

LaVerne was a member of St. Peter's Union Church of Mantzville, and St. John U.C.C. Church of Tamaqua.

LaVerne loved all animals especially her dogs Ace, and Bear. She loved to travel, and had been to Disney World many times. LaVerne was a tireless volunteer in the Tamaqua Community, sharing her time with the Tamaqua Salvation Army, Horses for Horizons, and delivering Meals on Wheels.

Born in East Penn Township on November 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. Wertman and the late Arlene S. (Fritz) Wertman.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 2066 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, PA where the family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Funeral Service will be at Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Reverend Kenneth L. Buckwalter officiating.

Interment will be at St Peters Church Cemetery, Mantzville.

Memorials in her honor may be sent to C.A.R.E.S. 105 W. Broad St Suite 200, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or to St. Peter's Union Church 184 Saint Peter's Rd., Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.

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Jeremiah C. Brennan, 89 of Pottsville, died peacefully Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Schuylkill East surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on December 28, 1927, son of the late Joseph and Marguerite Rowan Brennan and was proud to have been raised in the Bunker Hill section of Pottsville. He was a 1945 graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School and attended the Ford School of Business. He was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corp in 1947.

On May 29, 1954 he was married to his beloved Katherine “Kate” Kelly Brennan and she kept him on his toes for 44 years until her death in 1998.

Jerry was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville and a lifetime member of the Good Intent Fire Company. He was a firm believer in civic responsibility and the importance of showing up. He served as an Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Pottsville and as an Officer and Trustee for the Good Intent. Nativity BVM High School and the Catholic War Veterans honored him for his service to the community, his work as a volunteer fireman and his commitment to veteran issues. He was a founding member, former President and Coach of Rotary Little League.

He retired from the US Postal Service in 1990 after 44 years of employment. He spent the last 15 years of his career in Reading, PA where he made many good friends in Berks County.

After retirement he was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to “wondrous places” including many trips to Ireland, the birthplace of his grandparents. His favorite journey always led him to Stone Harbor, NJ, the beach he loved and where he vacationed with generations of family and friends for over 50 years.

He was a loyal Democrat and active in local politics. He was a strong advocate and supporter for youth sports programs, especially St. Pat’s CYO and Nativity and Pottsville High School athletics. Nothing gave him more joy then attending his grandchildren’s games and track meets.

In addition to his wife he is also predeceased by his daughter Kelly Ann, 1956; son Kevin Paul in 2013; and siblings Paul, Marguerite Schoenfelder and Anastasia Dunnigan.


He is survived by his children: Gerald, Brian and wife Colleen (Hart), Brigid and husband Michael McFadden, all of Pottsville, Megan, McMurray, PA, Erin and husband Vincent Matthews, New York, NY; daughter in law, Terry (Bettick), widow of Kevin, Pottsville: his beloved grandchildren: Kelly Lombel, Joseph and Bridy Kate Brennan, Katherine and Lauren Brennan, Kathleen and Sean McFadden, Laura Carlson and Carolyn Keane and his loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Wednesday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at St. Patrick Church. There will be no viewing from the funeral home or a viewing prior to mass. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to St. Patrick CYO 319 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901 or Good Intent Fire Co. 7 N. 2nd St. Pottsville PA, 17901. Interment with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Please share your memories and condolences with the Brennan family by signing the guestbook at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You Dad. Your quick wit and wisdom will be remembered by all who loved you. Have Bag, Will Travel!
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