Thursday, December 1, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/01/16

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/01/16


John F. “Johnny” Yagielniskie III, 31, Girardville, died peacefully Tuesday night at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville from complications due to infectious Endocarditis.

Born in Pottsville, he was the son of John F. Yagielniskie, Girardville and the late Linda Boyer . He was a 2003 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan High School.

He had been employed as a stock clerk at Big Lots and throughout high school worked for Boyer’s Markets.

He was preceded in death by sister Mariana Yagielniskie, his step-mother Geraldine “ Grady “ Yagielniskie, his uncle Daniel Yagielniskie and his paternal grandfather John F. Yagielniskie, his maternal grandfather, Harold Boyer and maternal grandmother Nancy Schal.

In addition to his father he is survived by his grandmother Mary Tobias, Ashland, his sisters Melanie Grady, Shenandoah, Tanya Bennett, Gilberton and half sister Stacey Monterosso, Hazleton area, his half brother John Monterosso, Pottsville area, his niece and nephews; Adara, Chase and Keaton Daniel Scott Gilbert also by aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.


Ralph "Cappy" Johnson,82 of Airport Road,Ashland,PA passed away Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at Mt. Carmel Senior Living, Mt. Carmel,PA.

Born in Barry Twp.. October 8,1934 the son of the late Ralph G. and Alma (Stine)
Johnson. Worked as a Federal Mine Inspector for many years until retirement.
He attended Hegins Twp.. Schools, a member of the Ashland Elks #384;
Beckville Gun Club and the N.R.A. He was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, Ashland. 

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was a brother
Charles Johnson in 1004. Surviving are his wife Grace Dengler Johnson. Two sons:
Ralph husband of Ellen Johnson and Allen husband of Kathy Johnson both of Ashland. A brother Jack husband of Frieda Johnson of Ashland. Two grandchildren
Ralph and Allen and four great grandchildren: Ralph,Virginia, Amy and Cole.
Nieces and nephews survive.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, Dec. 5,2016 at 11:00 AM from Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland,PA. Rev. Dr. Kim Lengert officiating.
Interment in Kiimmels Cemetery, Barry Twp.. Viewing Monday 9:30-11:00 in
Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland, PA . Memorials can be made to Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland, PA 17921.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements.


Franklin H. Long, Jr., 68, of Pottsville, passed away Tuesday, November 29th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill, S. Jackson St.

Franklin was born in Pottsville, on December 10, 1947, a son of the late I. Evona (Eckert) Long and Franklin H. Long, Sr.

He was formerly employed as a ticket agent at the bus terminal.

Franklin is survived by a cousin Carolyn (Eckert) Purnell wife of Thomas, Pottsville.

A graveside service will be held at Cressona Cemetery, Cressona, at 9:30 am on Monday, December 5th.


Sharon L. Kohr, 64 of Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, at her home on Swopes Valley Road. 

Born on July 7, 1952 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of and Claire Hubler Rumpf of Pine Grove and the late Kenneth Rumpf.
Sharon was last employed as a Secretary for Stoltz Trucking .
Sharon loved being with her children, family, and her canine children, Blaze and Snickers. She enjoyed crocheting and baking.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her Husband, William D. Kohr, three children, Trisia Kohr and Kenneth Umbenhauer both of Tremont, Dawn Fidler of Pine Grove; nine grandchildren, Shawnee, Billie and Tiffany Kohr, Alyssa Arndt, Zoelle and Steven Strouphauer, Jayda, Naudia and Maddison Umbenhauer; two Great-Grandchildren, Serenity and Damien Loy; six Sisters, Suzi Maurer of Pine Grove, Sandie Jenkins of Tower City, Jane Yoder of Pine Grove, Missy Evans of North Carolina, Darlene Knepp of Grantville; and two brothers, Jeff Rumpf and Bruce Rumpf both of Pine Grove.
Memorial Services will be held at H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., on Wednesday, December 7, at 3:00 pm with SALM John Ziegler officiating. There will be a calling time from 2:00 P.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer Contributions in Sharon's memory be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 139 S. Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, Pa. 17963, to help defray the funeral expenses.