Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/31/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/31/2017

John "Jack" Eye, 79, of Girardville, PA passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Born in the Ashland Hospital, he was the son of the late Dave and Mae (Grady) Eye. He was a life long truck driver retiring from AMC Trucking, Girardville.

Jack enjoyed traveling everywhere from flea markets to Nashville, TN with his loving wife Dotty. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two of his beloved children: his son, Kenny and daughter, Debbie. Also two brothers: Dave and Jimmy. 

Jack is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dotty (Calvert) Eye, Girardville; his daughter Sandy, wife of Mark Billus, Girardville; daughter in law, Linda Eye, Longview Terrace, who was like a daughter to him. Four grandchildren: Amy McDonald and husband Mike, Ashland; Brandy Green and husband Bob, Ashland; Alyssa Dempsey and husband Brian, Girardville; and his only grandson, John Eye, Longview Terrace. Five great grandchildren: Jonathan and Hailey McDonald, Lexy and Rachel Green, Ashland, and Jackson Dempsey, Girardville. A step-grandson, Mark Billus, Ashland. Two step-great grandsons, Brandon Dempsey, Schuylkill Haven, and Jayden Billus, Ashland. A sister in law, Rose Eye, Girardville. Nephews and nieces: Dave Eye and his wife Marci, Aristes; Rick Eye and his wife Denise, Girardville; Mitch Thornberg and wife Robin; Linda Stoner and husband Don; Clint Thornberg and wife Diane, all of Lewes, DE. Great nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fountain Springs, PA, Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating.
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA is in charge of arrangements.


Eleanor T. Belsak, RN, 92, formerly of Tuscarora, PA, New Jersey, California and New York, died Friday, January 27, 2017 in Shenandoah, PA. Born in Tuscarora on February 18, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (nee Chinchar) Belsak. Eleanor was a 1943 graduate of the former Blythe Township High School and a 1945 graduate of the Atlantic City Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the Nurse Cadet Program during WWII and would have been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant had the war not ended. Eleanor practiced nursing at several hospitals in the country including Hollywood, California. Her last employment was at the Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bronxville, NY but had been a member of the former St. Bertha Catholic Church, Tuscarora and Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua, PA. Eleanor had an extended family of friends in New Jersey who knew her as "Aunt Eleanor". Surviving her are cousins, nephews and nieces. The last of her immediate family, she was predeceased by brothers, Paul "Prox" and Michael; sisters, Mary, Liz, Anna, Irene, Katherine and Margaret; and also numerous nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, February 4 in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Interment in St. Bertha Cemetery, Tuscarora will follow the mass. Call 8:30 to 9:30 AM on Saturday at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Memorials in her name may be made to the Tamaqua Adult Day Care, 300 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 or to Tamaqua Meals on Wheels, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Ruth C. Kline, 85, Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Monday, January 30th, peacefully, at home.

Ruth was born in Molasses Hill, PA on February 24, 1931, a daughter of the late Mary (Mills) and Arthur Jones.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

Ruth graduated from Mahanoy Township High School Class of 1949.

She had worked for the former Timms Drug Store Mahanoy City, and retired in 1993 from Mahanoy Area School District.

She loved to read books, play bingo, puzzles and loved to attend Mahanoy Area Sporting events.

She was a member of the Mahanoy Area Alumni Association, was former secretary of the Cub Scout Pack 754 Mahanoy City, belonged to the Mahanoy City Golden Age, Mahanoy City Red Hat Society, Mahanoy City and Shenandoah Senior Citizens. She was also former Deacon for the First Presbyterian Church and also a Sunday School Teacher for several churches.

She was the wife of George Kline with whom she was married 36 years.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Emily R. (Layman) Seiger, Mahanoy City. Grandchildren Derek and his wife Lacey, and their daughters melody and Riley of Mahanoy City, Aaron Seiger and his wife Tamara and their children Orione, Helaina, Adriana, Aaron John Jr. and Zaiden of San Tan Valley AZ, nieces & nephews. She was a “Mom” & “Mammam” to many.

Ruth is preceded in death by a brother John A. Jones and a son in law Roy Seiger.

A Religious Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 4th, with Pastor Sharon Mullin, and Robert Burkey officiating at the funeral home.

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

Interment will follow at the Skyview Memorial Park Hometown.

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


Vytas V. Ambrose, 58, Girardville died unexpectedly on Monday evening at his home.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Anthony and Catherine Felegi Ambrose.

Vytas is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Sachleben Ambrose, Girardville; a son, Matthew Ambrose, Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA; two daughters: Laura Ambrose, Lebanon, Amanda and her husband Ryan Brutts of Frackville and their son Conner Brutts; three brothers: Anthony Ambrose, Stafford, VA, John Ambrose, Gordon and Michael Ambrose of Pottsville; a sister Mary Boxer of Mahanoy City and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Vytas at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville on Thursday evening from 6 to 7 pm. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Vytas’s name, to the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822-5020.