Sunday, January 29, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/29/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/29/2017

Veronica T. Flannery, 91, Girardville, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning at the home of her son Raymond in Fountain Springs.

Born in Colorado, she was a daughter of the late Walenty Ojoies and Anna Matna Garber. She worked in the cafeteria for the North Schuylkill School District until her retirement.

She was a former member of St. Joseph’s Church, Girardville, where her and her husband Thomas devoted their talents, time and energy into the construction of the chapel along with many pieces of woodwork that could be found throughout the church. She was currently a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Frackville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Flannery in 2010; three brothers: John, Joe and Frank Garber; four sisters: Mary Bruce, Anne Barrett, Julie and Helen Garbacz.

Veronica is survived by her two sons: Raymond Jr. and his wife Beth Flannery, Fountain Springs and Thomas Flannery, Girardville; her 3 grandchildren: Raymond Flannery III and his companion Sheri Brown, Girardville, Ryan Flannery, Philadelphia and Robert Flannery, Fountain Springs; 2 great-grandchildren: Killian and Scarlett Flannery; nieces/nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Frackville with Fr. Edmund Brennan celebrating. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Friends may call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be no calling hours on Wednesday morning.


John W. “Jack” Travis, 86, Ringtown passed away peacefully on Saturday at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Girardville, he was a son of the late Bruce and Stella Honicker Travis. He was employed as a baker for Heckard’s Bakery in Girardville for 25 years before becoming a groundskeeper for the North Schuylkill School District until his retirement.

Jack was a member of Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church, Ringtown, the Ashland Masonic Lodge No. 294 F & AM, the Redball Military Transport Club and the GPA Military Vehicle Historical Society.

Jack spent a lot of his time helping the youth of Girardville. He started and organized the Girardville Basketball Association in 1960 and ran it until 1987. He also coached the various youth organizations including the Girardville Little and Teener Leagues from 1955 to 1985. Jack was the grand marshal in 2009 for the Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Betty Travis.

Jack is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth “Christine” (Jones) Travis, Ringtown; two sons: Paul and his wife Emily Travis of Colorado Springs, CO and Edward Travis, Ringtown; two step-grandchildren: Nicholas Twombly, Maine and JonathanTwombly of Colorado.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville with Pastor Susan Wollyung officiating. Interment will follow at the Methodist Cemetery in Ringtown. Friends may call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville, on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions be made, in Jack’s name, to the Girardville Basketball Association in care of Paul Kowalick at 250 N. Second Street Girardville, PA 17935 or to the Ringtown Area Library at 132 W. Main St. Ringtown, PA 17967


Paul Andrew “Dago” Danouski Jr., 80, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Friday at his residence with his family by his side.

Born in Shenandoah, Aug. 30, 1936, he was a son of the late Paul Danouski Sr. and Isabel (Machinsky) Danouski.

Paul was a 1954 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

He was a decorated Korean War Navy veteran.

He was a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver for various companies.

On Nov. 3, 1962, in the former St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, he married his wife of almost 55 years, the former Anna Mae Moses, who survives.

Paul was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, and the former American Legion Post, Shenandoah.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his son, Peter Danouski.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Ann Mae Danouski, are two sons, Paul Danouski, Shenandoah, and Mark Danouski, Shenandoah; a daughter, Lynnann Hughes and her husband, Walter, Shenandoah; four grandchildren, Jenna, Mark, Crystal and Jessica Danouski; four great-grandchildren, John Carter, Aubri, Raegan and Brynn; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate.

Interment with military honors will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call from 8 until 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements


Pearl Mae Brown, 89 of Beech Tree Dr., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at home.

Born on July 8, 1927 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Warner Rhody.

Pearl was a loving mother and grandmother and family was her life. She also loved her cats.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 56 years, Benjamin Martin Brown, a son John Brown, a great grandson Daniel T. Mack, and a brother Dick Rhody.

Surviving are five sons; Randal Brown, David and wife Shelley Brown, Michael and wife Sue Brown and Martin Brown, all of Pine Grove, Pastor Barry and wife Tina Brown of Frackville; 20 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a sister Janice Arndt of Lebanon.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Barry Brown officiating. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Hetzel's Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in her memory.

You may send condolences to the family online at our website


William J. Connors , 84, of Pottsville, formerly of St. Clair died Friday January 27, 2017 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

Born in St. Clair, June 15, 1932, He was a son of the late John and Anna (Jacoby) Connors.

William J. Connors served in the Navy as a Radar man during the Korean War.

He was a retired Electrician working out of IBEW Local 743 Reading.

Bill was a graduate of St. Clair high School. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, American Legion Post 719, St. Clair. He enjoyed time at Veteran’s organizations in Schuylkill and Tioga Counties. He was a former member of St. Clair Borough Council and Boy Scout Leader St. Clair Troop.

“One More Bill” enjoyed time with friends as a member of the St. Clair Fish & Game. He was a lifetime member of the Took-A-Shoot Club, Morris, PA. He gave his family a love of animals and the great outdoors. Bill enjoyed sharing his love of model trains and fishing with the children.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Edward Connors and John Connors of St. Clair and a sister Ann Reber of Kenhorst.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years Jean Kellagher Connors of Pottsville, son John Connors and his wife Cissy of New Brighton; two daughters Sandra Rudy and partner Dennis Gallagher of Halifax; Shawn Bugdanavage and her husband Walter of Pottsville; two granddaughters Sasha Connors Reese wife of Richard Reese of Pittsburgh and Harley Mills of Pottsville; two great grandchildren Gabbie Fees of Pottsville and Roderick Reese of Pittsburgh; nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children and lifelong friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday St. Clare of Assisi RC Church 250 East Hancock Street St. Clair, PA 17970.The Rev. Msgr. William F. Glosser will be officiating. . Friends may call from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Wednesday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA PO Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville at 12:30 .

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home,110 North Second Street St. Clair, PA 17970 St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to