Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/22/16

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/22/16


Ellen S. Murphy, 61, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday surrounded by her loving family at Lehigh Valley Hospital- East Norwegian.

Born February 2, 1955, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Harold L., Sr. and Ruth Philips Meisner.

Ellen was a member of the Eagles Club. She was beloved by all that knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold L. Meisner, Jr.

She is survived by son Tom Murphy, daughter Colleen Murphy, granddaughters Morgan and Grace Murphy, sisters Judith Meisner, Ruth Ann Neal, Jane Meisner, and Nancy Becker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Please visit SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the family.


Mr. Ralph Avino, 72 years of age of Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at home.

Born Thursday, December 30, 1943 in Lom Poc, California, the son of the late Matthew Kaye, and Marion (Bonenburger) Kaye.

A 1961 graduate of Lansford High School, Ralph matriculated to East Stroudsburg College graduating in 1966 earning his B.S. in Education. Ralph, taught Social Studies at Stroudsburg High School for 28 years, and was a longtime football and track coach at East Stroudsburg High School.

As a youth Ralph spent many summers at Camp Greenwood and often reflected on those days being some of his most memorable.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Interment Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pa.

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


Leona Selbi, 65, of Shenandoah died Sunday afternoon at Geisinger Medical Center Danville.

Leona was the daughter of the late Joseph Mack and Frances Kline Mack and was a lifelong resident of Shenandoah, having been graduated from Shenandoah High School class of 69.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by a sister Frances Micklesavage and a brother Johnny Micklesavage

Leona is survived by her husband Thomas Selbi, Daughters Ramona Pomian of Carlisle, Frances Cook of Crystal River Fl and Helen Keating Orwigsburg. She has brothers Joseph Micklesavage of Mount Carmel and Edward Micklesavage of Lehighton. Her sister is Sharon Shaw of Shenandoah. There is a grandson Matthew Pomian as well as neices and nephews.

Friends my call Monday at Divine Mercy Parish Church from 9 am until mass of Christian burial at 10.

Interment in Annunciation Cemetery Shenandoah where a dove will be released in her memory.

Her family prefers donations to the Cancer Society

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home and Crematory Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.