Monday, December 5, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/5/16

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/5/16


Jenna Lynn Milkovits, 42, of Kaup Avenue, Hometown, PA died on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Coaldale, PA. She was the wife of Stephen J. Milkovits, III. Born in Hazleton, PA on April 26, 1974, Jenna was the daughter of David DeLay of Tamaqua, PA and Louise (nee Secone) Zeigler of Coaldale, PA. A 1992 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she currently was working for KidsPeace and also was a student at Lehigh Carbon Community College where she was studying for an Associate Degree. In addition to her husband and parents, Jenna is survived by her sons, Nathan and Aidan at home; half-brother, David DeLay; step brothers, Mark Beltz and Daniel Zeigler; step sisters, Anissa Nunemacher, Samantha Washousky, and Pamela Liebeck; aunts, Rose Mehalshick and her husband, Stephen "Murph" and Laura Gill and her husband, Tom; and several nephews and nieces. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to a mental health agency of the donors choosing. Online guest register may be signed at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA.


Evelyn Eisenberg, age 85, a resident of Broad Mountain Nursing Home, Frackville, formerly of Tamaqua, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Lehigh Valley Hosp East -Pottsville.

She had been a long-time banker by profession.

Evelyn was a member of Trinity U.C.C., Tamaqua.

Born in Coadale, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick Eisenberg and the late Edna (Miller) Eisenberg.

Private Arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pa.

Private burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA.

Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at


Randall "Randy" Troutman, 59, of Lavelle,PA passed away Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at his residence in Tremont,PA. Born in Danville,PA the son of Oscar Troutman, Lavelle and the late Rhea (Krah)Troutman who passed away in 2009. He was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, Ashland and liked camping,picnics, parades and McDonalds hamburgers. In addition to his father he is survived by a sister and two brothers: Susan wife of Shaun McNally of Lavelle,PA; Keith husband of Sharon Troutman, Lavelle,PA and Craig husband of Penny Troutman of Pitman,PA. Nieces and nephews survive. And a special friend and caregiver Angileena Lopez of Frackville. Funeral Services will be held at Christ's United Lutheran Church, Ashland, PA. 1:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec.7,2016 with Rev. Dr. Kim Lengert officiating.

Interment at Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle,PA. Viewing Tuesday 6:00-8:00 PM at Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home and Wednesday 12:00-1:00 P.M. in Christ's United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland,PA. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements.


Robert (Bobby) Lewis, 72, of Mahanoy City, Pa, passed away Thursday, December 1st, suddenly at home.

Robert was born in Mahanoy City on July 10, 1944, a son of the late Eileen (McCoog) Lewis Killian and Alvin Lewis, and step father Joseph Killian.

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City.

Bobby had graduated from Mahanoy Area Class of 1962 and earned an associates degree from Penn State University.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War era and had the honor of participating in the funeral of Gen Douglas Macarthur.

Bobby was a Dispatcher at Atlas Powder and Yellow Freight.

He was active with the Mahanoy City Travelers Protective Association of America early on. Bobby had also served on the Mahanoy City Borough Council for 3 terms from 2004 to 2015. He was also a life long member of the Humane Fire Co #1, in Mahanoy City.

Bobby was an avid Phillies, Eagles and Notre Dame fan and was extremely proud of his Coal Region heritage.

He was the husband of Dorothy (Sharaka) Lewis.

Robert is survived by a daughter, Robin Lewis, of Mahanoy City; a son, Christopher and wife Karen, of Oradell NJ; two brothers, Alvin, of Allentown; John “Sparky” Lewis of Mahanoy City; and by 3 grandchildren Patrick Lewis Finneran, Anna Lewis, and Brendan Lewis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 6th, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating with con celebrant Rev Bill Linchorst.

Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City.

Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery Mahanoy City.

Family prefers Memorial donations to Hillside SPCA or St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

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.


Ann Marie Fizel, 71, of West Hazleton, passed away Thursday, December 1st, peacefully, at Lehigh Valley Hazleton.

Ann Marie was born in Mahanoy City, on November 17, 1945, a daughter of the late Florence (Dulsky) and Andrew Fizel.

She had graduated from Mahanoy Area High School class of 1963.

Marie had worked as a waitress at various restaurants in the Hazleton area including Franklin's and Carmen's.

She was a resident for a short time at St. Lukes Manor Hazleton, where she met a very good friend and roommate, Ellen Zola.

Marie is survived by 1 nephew Robert Fizel Jr. and nieces Denise Fizel, Lisa Cara, and Lori Zelasny.

She is preceded in death by three brothers Thomas, Robert and Andrew (Butchie) Fizel, and a niece Deborah Pajalich, and life time friend Gregory Randis.

Religious Service will be held at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, at 1 pm on Saturday, December 10th, with Reverend Joseph T. Whalen officiating.

Friends may call Saturday December 10th, from 11 am to 1pm at the funeral home.

Interment at Holy Emmanuel Slovak Lutheran Cemetery Mahanoy City, PA .

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


George R. Laudeman, Sr., 88, of Orwigsburg, PA, formerly of Indian Run Road, New Ringgold, passed away Saturday, December 3rd, at Orwigsburg Center - Genesis Healthcare.

Born in Minersville, on September 21, 1928, a son of the late Kathryn (Newell) and Burton Turner Laudeman.

He was the widower of Marie Delaney Laudeman, and survived his second wife Elizabeth (Betty) A. (Tavish) Laudeman.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Schuylkill Haven, and attended Minersville High School

He served in the U.S. Army as a Cpl, stationed in Germany during the Korean War era.

George was the Founder & Operator of Laudeman Pest Control and the former co-owner & operator of Brady’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant Mckeansburg.

He was an avid hunter, Notre Dame Fan and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of the Goodwill Fire Company, Minersville and Post 0144, Middleport Legion.

George is survived by

Two daughters, Kim, wife of Leonard Valukevich,

Jane, wife of Mark Shellhamer

A son, George Laudeman Jr., husband of Sharon

A sister, Joan Laudeman

He is also survived by Grandchildren Chrissy, Scott, Jeremy, Amanda, Lindsay, Tyler & Jenna. Nieces and Nephews Lisa, Erika John, Michael, and Robert. Also Great Grandchildren, and step-children, Bethann Seigenfuse, Kathy wife of Lester Gassert Sr., Frances, wife of John Nazar and Elizabeth (Liz) wife of Steve Sterner. Also step-grandchildren, nieces, & nephews. He is also survived by his longtime companion Arlene Wertman.

He was predeceased by his grandson Brian & brother Burton Laudeman.

Friends are invited to call at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, Tuesday Evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, PA with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating on Wednesday Morning at 10:30 AM

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass cards in George's memory.

Interment at the convenience of the family.


Violet U. Warren, 94, of Tower City, passed away Friday evening at her home with family by her side.

Born in Hegins, July 16, 1922, a daughter, of the late Joseph and Ida Shomper Heckert.

Violet was a graduate of the former Tower City High School She was retired from the former AMP, Inc. Tower City.

She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Tower City where she active with the quilting group. She was a former member of Tower City Women's Club.

Violet enjoyed sewing, spending time with her family, including sitting on the her back porch listening to music and singing. Violet enjoyed the last few years at her home with the love and care from her granddaughter Lisa Warren and Heather Bloch, which her family will be forever grateful.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, William Seiler, 1962 and Glenn Warren, 1997; a step-son, Glenn Warren Jr, 2007 and a sister Ardythe Murray, 2001.

Surviving are her children, William Seiler (Chris), Elizabethtown; Timothy Seiler (Eileen), Tower City; James Seiler (Colleen), Tower City; Mary Beth Hasbrouck, TX and Jane Corsnitz (Jim), Hummelstown; a step-daughter, Dora Somogynari, TN; a sister, Diane Schell, Downingtown; 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, niece and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December, 6th at 11:00 am from St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. Warren Egebo. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City. Viewing will be from 10-11 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to her church, Wiconisco Street, Tower City, PA 17980. To sign the guest book visit