Saturday, January 7, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/06/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/06/2017

Matthew "Tuna" Osenbach, 31 years of age of New Ringgold, passed away on January 4, 2017. A brilliant writer, musician, fisherman, mentor, culinary artist, and sports enthusiast is now homeward bound. We will remember him with his guitar in hand and his music playing. He revealed his soul through poetry, and song, touching the hearts of all.

Born in Pottsville, Matt is leaving behind his mother, Nancy (Bittner) Osenbach and her companion, Daryl Nothstein II of New Ringgold; father, Douglas Osenbach of New Ringgold; brother, Terance Osenbach; maternal grandfather, Lee Bittner; many aunts, uncles, cousins, his buddy Mushka, close friends, and his very special Tamaqua Train Station family.

A Blue Mountain High School graduate, Matt was a member of Zion's Stone Church of West Penn Twp.. He worked as a line chef at the Tamaqua Train Station.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884

A Memorial Services will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday evening January 10, 2017 at 7 o'clock P.M. Friends shall be received at the funeral home from 5 to 7:00 P.M.

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John A Ressler, age 75, of Valley View, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill.

He was born on Wednesday, April 16, 1941, in Hegins, a son of the late Allen A Ressler and the late Clara A Kauffman Ressler.

He served in the US Marine Corps.

John was a self-employed television repairman. His many interest included computers and electronics, woodworking, photo restoration, and watching old movies.

He is survived by two brothers, Dennis K Ressler and his wife Nid of Thailand and David C Ressler and his wife Donna of West Chester, OH; and a niece Maria A Ressler of West Chester, OH.

Internment will take place at a later date.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn M Schultz, age 71, of Hegins, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Green Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman.

She was born on Saturday, January 27, 1945, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Russel Straub and the late Margaret Bendigo Straub.

She was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Carolyn was a seamstress in area garment factories, prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

Carolyn enjoyed fishing and needlework.

She is survived by her husband Peter Schultz; two sons, Peter Schultz of Wernersville and Stacey S Schultz of Hegins; a grandson, Lance Schultz of Hegins; and a sister, Sally Schwartz of Calimesa, CA.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View.

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Michelle Tentylo-Mika, mother, grammy, sister, 61 years of age of Orwigsburg Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the home of her daughter Amy.

Widow of Dennis M. "Spiker" Mika who passed away on October 29, 2004, she is survived by; Mrs. Amy (Tentylo) Quick wife of CJ of Tamaqua; son Steven M. Tentylo and his companion Erica of Hummelstown; step-daughters, Stacey Mika and her companion Brady Forte of Nesquehoning, Monica Mika of Tamaqua; sisters, Mrs. Denise Lazar of Barnesville, Mrs. Celeste Bybel and her husband Michael of Summit Hill; brother, Ronald Vislusky of Long Beach, CA; grand children, Olivia, Roman, and Cameron. Many nieces, and nephews also survive her.

A 1973 graduate of Panther Valley High School and Carbon county Vo-tech where she earned her cosmetology license, Michelle owned her own hair salon in Coaldale, and had worked for many years at Hilton Reservations in Hazleton, she operated her own QVC Liquidation business on E-Bay. Michelle had also worked at the former Sheila Fashion's of Summit Hill, and at the former Kiddie Kloes in Lansford, the former WNL Manufacturing of Coaldale, and as a waitress at the Black Diamond Restaurant in Coaldale.

A member of St. John's the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church of Lansford, and was a talented artist who enjoyed ceramics and making pysanky eggs. Michelle's most precious moments was her time with family. She was a great cook.

Born Sunday, April 17, 1955 in Shenandoah, the daughter of the late Ronald, and Anna (Molokach) Vislusky.

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

A Rite of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 10 o'clock AM from St. John's the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church located at 116 East Bertsch Street Lansford, Pennsylvania 18232, Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy to officiate.

A Parastas Service will be held on Monday evening January 9, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. from the funeral home where the family will be receiving friends following Parastas from 6 to 8:00 P.M.

No morning calling hours.

Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Mass Cards or Memorials in Michelle's name to the church.

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