Friday, December 9, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/9/2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/9/2016


Martha V. Horbach,104, of Ashland, and a resident at Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Geisinger-Shamokin Hospital.

Born in Lavelle, PA February 27, 1912 the daughter of William and Winnie Runge Marlow. She attended Lavelle Schools and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Gerald Horbach, in June 1990. She is survived by a daughter Sandra, wife of William Fetterolf, Ashland .

Two grandchildren: Chris, wife of Scott Minnich, Germansville, PA; and
Kyle Fetterolf, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Also surviving are two brothers and one sister: Delbert Marlow, Warminster; Carl, husband of Hazel, Ulster; and Lorraine Rohads, Kulpmont.

She is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister: Robert Marlow, Leon Marlow, and Sarah Yeager. 

Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA. Rev. Dana Heckman Beil will officiate. Interment will be held in Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle. Viewing Monday 9:00-11:00 AM from the funeral home.. Memorial contributions can be made to Serenity Gardens Activity Fund, 135 Vermont Dr, Kulpmont, PA 17834
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit


Rosalie Ann Jacoby, 78, of Schuylkill Haven passed away Wednesday at home with her sons by her side. Born in Pottsville on Sep. 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Ida Schweikert. She was a 1956 graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of First United Methodist Church in Schuylkill Haven.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband Earl L. Jacoby Jr, grandson Brian Jacoby, and infant sister Joan Schweikert. Surviving are sons Earl Jacoby III and wife Monica of Schuylkill Haven; Kevin Jacoby and wife Jennifer of Elizabethtown, PA; and Jeffery Jacoby and wife Kathy of Melbourne, Florida. She is also survived by her sisters Elizabeth Morgan and Margaret Brunwin, both of California. Rosalie is the proud grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of four.
Rosalie will be remembered by her friends and family for her generous and kind nature, her incredible faith and courage, and her positive attitude about all of life’s challenges. She was a fan of the Washington Redskins and of NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, facts that were inexplicable to her sons; her love of the Phillies made much more sense. A plaque that hangs in her home proclaims “There is a special place in heaven for the mother of three boys,” a proclamation that is sure to be true. Rosalie will also be remembered as “mom” by 27 little ones she lovingly cared for over a number of years.
Special thanks and God’s blessings are extended to the wonderful staff at the Hershey Medical Cancer Center for their support over the past several years, the kind and caring staff at Covenant Hospice for their help over the past month, and dear friends who lovingly provided care and companionship.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 am Monday, Dec. 12 at First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven, where a Celebration of Life service will follow at 11 am. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service for friends to gather and share memories. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 420 Saylor St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home in Ashland, and interment will be private.


Alice M. Kaliher , 84, of 620 S. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Frackville, November 28, 1932, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Marcavage) Shidisky.

Alice was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Frackville.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Michelle Kaliher; 2 brothers George and Charles Shidisky; sister Florence Rounds.

Surviving are her husband Theodore Kaliher; son Theodore Kaliher Jr. of Louisville, CO; 2 daughters Christine Gregory of Herndon, VA; Angela Chuplis and her husband Richard of Mountain Top; 6 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 9:15 AM Monday at the Nice- Hart Funeral Home Inc. 9 N. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10:00 AM from St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church, 45 S. Second St. Frackville with Rev. Petro Zvarych will be officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Sunday with Parastas at 7:00 PM and 8:30- 9:15 AM Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Frackville.

Nice Hart Funeral Home Inc., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to