Friday, November 25, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/26/16

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/26/16

Elizabath J. Ventura-Moucheron passed away peacefully on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

She was born January 8, 1934 in Albany, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Carmela Caparello Amendola.

Elizabeth graduated from Pottsville Area High School and was employed by Boscov’s prior to retiring.

She was preceded in death by husbands Joseph Ventura and Albert Moucheron, and a sister, Mary Grigalonis. Surviving are her four children, John Ventura and his wife Susan, Pottsville; Helen Watson and her husband Greg, Lapine, Alabama; Annette Ventura-Glenn and her husband Anthony, Newark, Delaware; and Scott Ventura and his wife Cheryl, Pottsville; her brother-in-law Matthew and his wife, Gloria and their children Madeleine, Zachary, and Skylar, Allentown; a niece Lisa Grigalonis; six grandchildren, Luke Ventura and his husband Seth Spiro, Mark Ventura and his partner Serap Erincin, Tony Ventura, Davlena Scales, David Scales, Jr., and Troy Glenn.

Service of Remembrance will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the James E Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA 18 Wertz Drive Pine Grove, PA 17963 or the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka KS 66675. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Pottsville.

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Anne E. Hause, LPN, 62, Girardville, passed away peacefully Friday morning ,at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in the former Ashland Hospital she was a daughter of the late Walter and Cecelia ( Cooney ) Kelly. She had been employed by Ultimate Home Healthcare as a personal care nurse.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Girardville , Worship Center of St. Charles Borromeo Parish.

She was preceded in death by her son, Walter Hause, two brothers; John and Joseph Kelly and her sister Sally Mack.

Anne is survived by her husband of 45 years Walter " Wally " Hause, her son Kyle Hause, Girardville, her two daughters; Kelly wife of Adam Chuplis, Richmond, VA and Shannon O'Boyle, Girardville, her two beloved grandchildren; Lily Anne Chuplis and Sean O'Boyle, her sister Mary Agnes wife of Skip Rotunno, Allentown and her brother Pat and his wife Betty Kelly, Texas, several nieces and nephews and her pet dogs: Moe, Sarge and Molly.

Funeral services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.


Marlene D. (Gerber) Steigerwalt, mother, grandmother, and sister, 82 years of age of Atlas Road Clamtown, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday evening, November 23, 2016, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Widow of Fred C. Steigerwalt who passed away on August 08, 2001 she is survived by her daughter, Debbie L. Ryan wife of Philllip M. Ryan III of Tamaqua; grandsons, James "Jamie" A. Ryan and his wife Anastasia; Phillip Michael Ryan, IV, John T. "Jack" Ryan; great grandchildren, Augustus, Arianna, Teagan, and Declan; brother, Carl Gerber and his wife Judy of Tamaqua; sisters, Darlene Wishousky wife of Russell of New Ringgold, and Ruby Lazarchick of Tamaqua,

Marlene had worked for the former Atlas Powder Company and TNT Printing of Reynolds.

Born Sunday, January 21, 1934 in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Arthur, and Louella (Kemmerer) Gerber. She was also predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Marie Leiby, and Mrs. Shirley Miller; brothers, Arthur, Mel, and Donald Gerber.

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

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, PA.

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