Friday, February 10, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/10/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/10/2017


Shirley B. Glosek, 74, of Klingerstown, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home.

Shirley was born in Gowen City, on October 8, 1942, a daughter of the late Evelyn (Weikle) and Harlen Long.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward R. Glosek.

She was a member of both Zion Evangelical Congregational Church of Pitman and Salem Church of Rough and Ready, Klingerstown.

She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother.

Shirley was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoyed reading, puzzles, watching NASCAR and attending Tri-Valley basketball and volleyball games.

She is survived by two daughters, Christina M, wife of Ron Weaver, of Klingerstown; Michelle L., wife of Dale Schnoke, of Hegins. a son,Edward R., Jr. husband of Lynn Glosek,., of Pitman; a niece Rose Ann Mikolajczak and her husband Greg, and their children, of Mechanicsburg; four grandsons, Jonathan, Brock, Cody and Jordon and 3 granddaughters, Alyssa, Caitlin and Breanna.

She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters and a brother Edward Long.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:30-11 at Zion E.C. Church, Pitman where the memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Todd Wolfe officiating.

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


Margaret Mary "Peggy" Poli, 87, of East High Street, Coaldale, PA died on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Coaldale. She was the wife of the late Geno J. Poli who died December 14, 1998. Born in Blythe Township, PA on December 8, 1929, Peggy was a daughter of the late Richard and Caroline (nee Hill) Donald. She was a 1948 graduate of the former Blythe Township School. A member of the Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua, PA, Peggy helped with the regularly held parish bingo. She herself was an avid bingo player who played many nights a week. Peggy is survived by sons, Lou Nanartowicz and Anthony Reighard both of Coaldale; daughter, Marie Nanartowicz of Lehighton, PA; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Richard Donald of Bloomsburg, PA, Tom Donald, New Philadelphia, PA, and Don J. Donald of Yardley, PA; sister, Carol Bulvich of Bath, PA; and many nephews and nieces. A brother John Kayo Donald predeceased her. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Peggy's name may be made to the Parish of St. John XXIII, 266 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Ruth Younger Davidson, 79, of Pottsville, fulfilled her belief of “absent from the body, present with the Lord” on Wednesday, February 8th in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, East Norwegian St., Pottsville.

Born on March 8, 1937, in Mountaintop, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary Emma (Goodman) and Rev. James Younger.

She received her Bachelor degree from Wilkes College in English and her Masters degree from Glassboro College, now known as Rowan University, in the teaching of the arts in English.

Ruth was an instructor of writing composition at Penn State Schuylkill Campus for 22 years, retiring in 2001.

She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, where she was a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir.

Ruth was a very active member of the Pottsville Community and belonged to the following organizations: Yorkville PTA; Little League Mothers Boosters; Shadetree Commission; Henry Clay Statue Commission, and past President of Torray, which was at that time the Women’s Rotary Club.

Her greatest joys were studying the Bible and conducting various Bible studies and also, painting, especially flowers.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, John Younger.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Dr. William R. Davidson, to whom she was married 56 years; daughters, Mary Ella Hallick, wife of Brian, of Pottsville; Deborah Ruth Orlowsky, wife of William, of Pottsville; son, James Kelly Davidson, husband of Linda, of Allentown; grandchildren: Bradley Davidson Hallick; Meghan Ruth Hallick; Alyssa Brianna Davidson; and Aaron James Davidson; sister, Dorcas Koenigsberger, widow of Dr. M. Richard Koenigsberger, of Demarest, NJ; brother, Dr. Paul Younger, husband of Cathy Hird Younger, of Ontario, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with Rev. Sue Marie Vaskette officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 6-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the church.

Interment will take place on Tuesday in Neath Cemetery, Neath, PA. The procession will be leaving the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

The family request that contributions in Ruth’s memory be sent to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Schuylkill County, 711 Deep Creek Rd., Hegins, PA 17938 and United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Robert D. Jenkins, 89, of Williamstown, passed away Thursday morning under hospice care in Harrisburg.

Born in Williamstown, PA, on August 25, 1927, a son of the late David and Mary Klinger Jenkins.

He was a beloved and loving husband, father, and "Pap" to his grandsons.

A 1945 graduate of Williamstown High School, he was a recruit with the U.S. Marine Corps at Parris Island, SC when World War II ended. In 1951 he was employed by the Philadelphia Transportation Co. (PTC) which later became the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). As an equipment maintenance employee he worked until August 1989 at which time he ran out the door into retirement. He worked briefly as a volunteer during the formative years of the Dayton Market, Williamstown, PA and then he ran even more quickly into retirement never to look back.

He was a physical fitness enthusiast who enjoyed long walks and light weight lifting. In his earlier days he established himself as a pool shooter and poker player.

He was predeceased by his wife Donna Marie Taylor Jenkins, he is survived by his daughter, Donna I. Jenkins, Williamstown; a son, David R. Jenkins, (Eileen), Woodbury, NJ; two grandsons, Gregory and Richard Jenkins, Woodbury, NJ; brothers, Edward Jenkins (Harriet), Norwich, NY and Joseph Jenkins (Marlene), Williamstown, PA, an aunt Phyllis Davis, Willingboro, NJ and his beloved cat, Slick Mary.

Memorial services will be held at an undetermined date in April 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Carolyn's House, Hospice of Central PA, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guest book visit