Saturday, January 28, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/28/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/28/17

Mildred Kerak, mother, and grandmother, 81 years of age, of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Park Creek Place in North Wales, Pennsylvania.

Widow of Joseph P. Kerak who passed away on August 9, 2009, she is survived by; daughters, Mrs. Michelle S Blumetti wife of Thomas of Fairhaven, MA., Mrs. Kerry Perry wife of Joel of New Ringgold, Tania Kerak and her husband Bill Pawlowski of Telford; sons, Bryan J. Kerak and his wife Shirley of Jermyn, Joel L. Kerak and his wife Anna of Levittown; grand children, Kyle, Kacy, Elani, and Emma; sister, Mrs. Mary Selgarth of Florida; brother, Andy Felsoci and his wife Marilyn of Tamaqua.

A Tamaqua High School graduate, Mill enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and all animals. She was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C. of Tamaqua.

Born Friday, February 15, 1935 in Tamaqua the daughter of the late Michael, and Susan (Kralik) Felsoci. She was also predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Ann Chicanavage; brother, Michael Felsoci.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at SS. Peter & Paul R.C.C. of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Interment will be in SS Cyril & Methodius, Nesquehoning, PA.

Memorials in her name to: Alzheimer's Assoc.
2001 North Front Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 321
Harrisburg, Pa. 17102
Hillside S.P.C.A.
Hillside Road
Pottsville, Pa. 17901

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Kenneth A. Harris, Jr., 54, of Gratz, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 , at the Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg.

Kenneth was born in Pottsville, on July 24, 1962, a son of Dawn M. (Morgan) Harris, of Spring Glen and the late Kenneth A. Harris, Sr.

He was the husband of Wendy (Wary) Harris. They were married on June 28, 1986.

Kenny graduated from the Upper Dauphin High School in 1981 and attended Truck Driving School.

He was employed as a Truck Driver at CASA Trucking until his illness.

He was a member of St. Matthew's "Coleman's" U.C.C Spring Glen, PA .

He enjoyed working on old cars and trucks and going to car shows.

Kenneth is also survived by a daughter, Stephanie L. Harris and her fiancé Joseph Yocum, of Duncannon; a son,Zachary D. Harris, of Gratz.; 10 Siblings, Mike Harris and companion Lisa, Mark Harris and wife Theresa, Bob Harris and wife Stephanie, Terry Trout and her husband Gerald, David Harris, Andrew Harris, Ann Hoffman and her husband Kevin, Jon Harris and his wife Lynn, Laurie Lubold and her husband Clair and Sue Dunkle and her companion Jim; as well as nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews

Viewing will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9-11 at St. Matthew's "Coleman's" U.C.C, 163 Coleman Church Rd., Spring Glen. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Dale Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Matthew's "Coleman's" Cemetery Spring Glen, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew''s U.C.C, PO Box 334, Gratz, PA 17030 or to the American Cancer Society Rt 422 & Sipe Ave., Hershey, PA 17033.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit