Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/16/16

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/16/16


Michael C Ziegenfuss, age 38, of 2nd St., Coaldale, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at home after a brief illness.

Born in Coaldale on May 29, 1978, he was the son of Dorothy A. (Digilio) Ziegenfuss of Coaldale and the late Ray A. Ziegenfuss.

Michael was a Carbon County Vo-Tech graduate. He enjoyed playing basketball, bowling and swimming and was a member of the Panther Valley Shuffleboard League.

He is survived by his
Serena Rei Ziegenfuss at home;

Michael John Madison Ziegenfuss at home;

Ray Allen Ziegenfuss, Jr. of Frackville;
Frederick James Ziegenfuss of Coaldale;
Nicholas C. Ziegenfuss of Coaldale;

Rebecca Cooper;

Nieces and Nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pa., where the family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Friday, November 18, 2016.

Funeral service will be at E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 18, 2016, Reverend Marie Terry to officiate.

Interment will be at Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua.

Memorials in his honor may be sent to the American Cancer Society Carbon Tamaqua Unit 101 W. Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931 or
to the charity of one's choice.

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


Brian A. Brossman, 39, of Bertsch Street, Lansford, PA died Saturday, November 12, 2016 at his residence. He was the son of Marlene (nee Lawrence) Paulus and Allen Leroy Brossman. Brian was an honorable and loyal son, father, brother and uncle. He graduated from Panther Valley High School in 1995 and attended LCCC. Brian was a 12 year veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring as a Technical Sergeant. Surviving in addition to his mother, Marlene and step father, Joseph Paulus of Coaldale, PA and his father, Allen Brossman and step mother, Mary of Hamburg, PA are daughter, Lillee J. Brossman of Exeter, PA; sisters, Melissa Edwards and her husband, Thomas of Coaldale and Regena Brossman and her significant other, Dustin Focht of Coaldale; step brother, Alan Moyer and his wife, Tina of Hamburg; nephews, Thomas Edwards, Jr and Gavin Brossman; and niece, Kenna Focht. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA with The Rev. Phyllis Wolford officiating. Call from 1:00-3:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.


Ronald J. Weiss, 51, Schuylkill Haven, died Sunday at Geisinger Regional Medical Center, Danville PA

Born in Pottsville, April 2, 1965, He was a son of the late Ronald and Vivian (Pepper) Weiss.

Ronald was catholic in faith and worked as a self-employed Automotive Mechanic .

Surviving are a companion, Virginia Bressler, Schuylkill Haven, 1 daughter Jessica Pauly and her husband Larry, Minersville, one son Tony Weiss, Blue Ball, 2 Grandchildren, 1 sister Vivian Connor, Schuylkill Haven, 1 brother David Weiss, Schuylkill Haven, and 1 Nephew.

Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM Friday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 North Second Street St. Clair. Friends may call from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hillside SPCA PO Box 233, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to http://www.brucethartfuneralhome.com


Edna R. Reinsel, 99, of Oley and formerly of Shartlesville, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Sunday, November 13,, 2016.

Born in Tilden Twp. on December 27, 1916, Edna was the daughter of the late Edwin and Marietta (Shade) Reinsel. She worked as a waitress at the Shartlesville Hotel from 1963-1988. Edna was a member of Frieden's Church, Shartlesville. She enjoyed being with her family and would always call and sing Happy Birthday to them. Edna was a kind person and instilled in her family to be kind to others. She loved to dance and make people smile. Edna enjoyed flowers and ice cream was her favorite dessert. Her farewell to others when leaving was "Good Luck To You." 

Edna is survived by her three children: David E. Reinsel and his fiance Constance Edwards, Bernville; Rosie L. (Reinsel), wife of Terry Reimert, Oley; and Janie R. (Reinsel), wife of Ronald Procopio, Sinking Spring; four grandchildren: Troy Kratzer, and his wife Amy; Shawn Reimert, and his wife Marnita; Brandon Epting; and his wife Elizabeth; and Debra Hook; and five great-grandchildren: Candace and Paige Kratzer; Louden Reimert; and Everett and Escher Epting. She was predeceased by three brothers: Howard and George Kauffman, and Daniel Reinsel; as well as four infant siblings.

Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 65 S. 4th Street, Hamburg (off street parking in rear). Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Tilden Twp. A viewing will be held in the funeral home Thursday 10:00 to 11:00 am. Memorial contributions may be sent to Frieden's Church, P.O. Box 366, Shartlesville, PA 19554. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.


Charles 'Chuck' Sincavage, 52, of Mahanoy City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 12th.

Chuck was born in Shenandoah, on April 13, 1964, a son of Camille (Jones) Sincavage, of Mahanoy City and the late Charles Sincavage.

He was a 1982 graduate Shenandoah Valley High School, where he excelled as a pitcher on the baseball team.

He last worked for Big Lots Distribution Center in Tremont.

Chuck enjoyed all kinds of sports, including football, baseball and basketball. He had a great sense of humor who made everyone laugh.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Mary Schlauch.

A loving son, Chuck is survived by his mother Camille Sincavage of Mahanoy City, a sister Maria, wife of Denny Schlauch, Zion Grove; and nephews, Charles Schlauch and his wife Stacy and thier children; Eric Schlauch and his wife Tera; and Michael Schlauch.

A private funeral service for Chuck's family will be held at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home in Ringtown.