Sunday, May 7, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/07/2017


Schuylkill County Obituaries for 05/07/2017

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Georgeann D. Knowles, 64, of Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. She was the wife of James J. Knowles to whom she was married 30 years. Born on June 20, 1952, Georgeann was a daughter of Dolores (nee Morgan) Boyle and the late George A. Boyle. A 1970 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she was a majorette in the Tamaqua Bugle Corps. Georgeann had worked for the former Acme Store in Tamaqua. She was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua where she was active as a laywoman, choir member, and quilting group member. Georgeann was the first woman ever elected to the Tamaqua Borough Council. As a member of the national choral group the “Sweet Heaven Sisters “ which was made up of members from all over the United States, she sang in eighty different concerts nationwide. Georgeann was a Barry Manilow fan and had the opportunity to sing with him on stage during one of his concerts. She also enjoyed being a member of the Zumba Class in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Georgeann is survived by her husband, James; mother, Dolores; son, Shawn Knowles and his wife Nadine of Tamaqua; brother, George Boyle and his wife, Debbie of Cunningham Valley, Pennsylvania; sister, Janet Hill of Tamaqua; and several nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, May 11 in St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 266 West Broad Street, Tamaqua. Call 6-9 PM Wednesday, May 10 and 9:30-10:30 AM, Thursday, May 11 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Memorials in Georgeann's name may be made to The Parish of St. John XXIII, 266 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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