Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/10/2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/10/2016


Elizabeth R. "Betty" Tumas, 86 years of age, of Rowe Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016, at Mahoning Valley Nursing Home in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

A 1947 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Betty matriculated to Temple University obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She received her Master's in Nursing at Boston University. Betty served honorably for twenty years in the United States Air Force, enlisting in 1962, as a First Lieutenant she based throughout the United States and abroad, having trained as a flight nurse. While stationed in Turkey there was an earthquake in Varto and she was part of the triage team sent in to help the victims.

A member of St. John XX III R.C.C. of Tamaqua, Betty was active in the Tamaqua B.P.W., St. Vincent DePaul Society of the Church, Hometown Fire Company Ladies Aux., Hometown Garden Club, Knights of Lithuania, Lithuanian Women's Club, and Red Hatters all of Tamaqua.

Betty also was a American Red Cross Blood Mobile Volunteer for many years.

She is survived by her sister, Kathleen A. Tumas with whom she resided, and a number of cousins.

Born Wednesday, January 15, 1930 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Victor, and Elizabeth (Dowling) Tumas. She is also predeceased by a brother, John Tumas.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o'clock AM on Saturday from SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C. 301 Pine Street Tamaqua, November 12, 2016 fur Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Friends may call on Friday evening November 11, 2016 at the funeral home from 2 to 4:00 P.M.

No morning calling.

Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Jerome's R.C.C., Cemetery Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Memorials in her name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of the church, or St. Luke's Hospice 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite #200, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Harry L. Miller, of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Medical Center in Coaldale, Pennsylvania.

Widower of Rose (Malay) Miller who passed away in 1985, Harry is survived by; sons, Harry M. Miller, Sr. and his wife Cathy of Nesquehoning, Wayne S. Miller and his wife Mary of Wesley Chapel , FL,; daughter, Michelle M. Miller of Coaldale; grand children Harry M. Miller, Jr. and his wife Melanie, Edward Truskey, and Tatiana Turner. Many nieces, and nephews also survive Harry.

A 1940 graduate of Summit Hill High School, Harry served honorably in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Bethlehem Steel, and had worked at the #10 Mines. Harry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a social member of the F.O.P. Lodge #13.

Harry was proud of his Native American Heritage as a descendant of the Linni Lenape Delaware Nation. He was devoted to his dog and constant companion Prince.

Born in Summit Hill, the son of the late Oliver, and Rhoda (Labenburg) Miller, he was also predeceased by sisters, Beatrice, Arlene, Myrtle, and Dolores; brothers, Claude, Oliver, and Howard.

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

A Funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock AM on Friday November 11, 2016 from the funeral home. Friends may call on the morning of from 9:30 A.M. until time of services.

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Memorials in his name to the Tamaqua/ Carbon American Cancer Society
101 West Frack Street
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Adeline Marie Maurer, infant daughter of Megan Hartnett and Anthony “Tony” Maurer, Girardville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon shortly after her birth at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

She was welcomed into heaven by her maternal grandparents William Hartnett and Kathleen Riedel.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Dave and Phyllis Maurer, Girardville and her paternal great-grandmother Betty Guziewicz of Frackville.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.


Andrew Hereshko, 83, Mahanoy Plane , passed away peacefully Monday morning at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

Born in Mahanoy Plane he was a son of the late Zachary and Julia ( Chupinka ) Hereshko. He had been employed as a machine operator for Zapata Industries until his retirement.

He was a member of St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Maizeville, a US Army veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of the former Gilberton High School and an avid Eagles fan. There was nothing he enjoyed more than watching sports with his grandsons.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters; Metro, John, Stephen and Mary Hereshko, Anne Tinker and Eva Rusinko.

Andrew is survived by his wife Joyce A. ( Flannery ) Hereshko with whom he would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on Nov. 30th, his daughter Karyn Andrea wife of Stephen Mazur, Frackville, his grandsons; Derek J. Andrew Flail and his fiancé Anna Malocu, Stephen Nicholas Mazur and Alexander Andrew Mazur, his brother Harry Hereshko, New Cumberland and his sister Terry Mills, CA, also several nieces and nephews.

Parastas service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rev. Petro Zvarych, officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday at 11:30 a.m.. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service and from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions, in Andrews name, to the Memorial Fund of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 243 S. Middle St., Frackville, PA, 17931


Kathryn O'Boyle, 66, of Mahanoy City, passed away Monday, November 7th, at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Kathryn was born in Clay, MO on June 5, 1950, a daughter of Hazel (Schrepple) McAfee, of Chambersburg and the late Robert McAfee.

Kathy graduated from Mahanoy Area High School.

She enjoyed working the concession stands at her son’s school activities at the Little League and Midget Football games.

She was the wife of the late Joseph O’Boyle and Companion of the late Michael Kabilko.

Kathy is survived by five sons Robert, of Mahanoy City; Edward, of Mahanoy City; Joseph, wife Loretta Bennett, of Ashland; Timothy, of Mahanoy City; Andrew, husband of Melodi Wylie, of Mahanoy City; also survived by two sisters, Jackie Kendal, of Chambersburg; Cheryl Champion, of Chambersburg, a brother, Charles, of Chambersburg; Grandchildren, Riley, Oceana, Kali, Connor.

Office of Christian Burial will be Saturday November 12, 11AM with Father Carroll officiating at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA,.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 9am.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards, or view Video Tribute.