Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/21/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 02/21/2017


Evelyn Grace Thomas, 95, lifelong Frackville resident, passed away peacefully Saturday at the home of her daughter Linda, with whom she resided in Boynton Beach, FL.

Born in Raven Run she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Clara ( Dawson ) Breinich. She had been employed in the Tip Staff Office of the Schuylkill County Courthouse, for several years, until her retirement.

She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Frackville and the Frackville Area Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Evelyn is survived by her three daughters; Diane wife of Dean James, Apollo Beach, FL, Linda wife of John Gill Jr. Lehighton/Boynton Beach, FL and Sharon wife of Bruce Hauslyak, Frackville, 7 grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild also by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rev. Jonathan Hall, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Janice M. Sedicino, age 64, of Pottsville, PA passed away Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Schuylkill South in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on October 24, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Angelo Mario and Joanne Nancy (Adams) Sedicino.

Janice was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M High School, Class of 1970 and then attended the Harrisburg Area Community College. She worked as a LPN and a Certified Respiratory Therapist for the Pottsville Hospital for 38 years until retiring in 2013.

Janice was a member of the St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville, she had a love for shopping, fishing, and camping. Janice really enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family and loved going to the shore with the girls.

Janice is survived by her husband of 30 years, Francis "Skip" Cremia, her son Brian Sedicino and her grandson Anthony Sedicino, all of Pottsville; 3 brothers: Patrick Sedicino and his wife Ruthie, Hudson, FL, Michael Sedicino and his companion Nancy Varner, Pottsville, and Angelo Sedicino and his companion Tracey Ashman, Pottsville; 2 sisters: Christine Artz and her husband Curtis, Pottsville; and Michele Weiss and her companion Timothy Loftus, Sheppton; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville at 11AM on Friday, February 24th, with Rev. William Seifert officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 9-11AM at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

Interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 101 North Frack Street, Frackville, PA 17931.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


Nathaniel "Nate" Michael Chaffee, 26, of W. Columbia St. Schuylkill Haven, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at home.

Born on May 22, 1990 in West Reading, he was the son of Arthur and Donna Kutz Chaffee.

Nathaniel was a 2008 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School where he played soccer for four years and basketball for two years and a 2012 graduate of Kutztown University. He was a member of the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove.

He worked as a Materials Manager for Hetran, Inc. in Deer Lake and most recently the Surgical Center of Pottsville.

Nathaniel had a good heart and was a friend and loved by all. His smile would light up a room. He loved soccer and basketball, especially Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. He also was a Yankees fan.

Preceding him in death were his two grandfathers, Frank Kutz and Norman Louis Chaffee.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Sarah and her husband Jarred Wilhelm of Auburn, a niece, Charlise Wilhelm, a nephew, Toby Wilhelm, two grandmothers, Jean Kutz of Schuylkill Haven and Jane Webber Chaffee of Bethlehem, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Noon from the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove, with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. There will be a visitation on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Church. Interment will follow in the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. 139 S. Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove, PA 17963 to help with funeral costs, in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family online at our website www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com


Frank Warren Beaver, age 73, of Hegins, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital- S. Jackson, Pottsville.

He was born on Saturday, August 7, 1943, in Abrington Twp, Montgomery County, a son of the late Warren Everett Beaver and the late Kathryn Reinoehl; a grandson of the late Frank and Lydia Reinoehl.

He was a 1961 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

Frank was a self employed truck driver for many years, then drove for International Anthracite and Mazzuca Enterprises, prior to his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid auto racing fan. Franks most important thing in his life was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Esther Bianchi Beaver, to whom he was married for 53 years.

He is also survived by a daughter, Tammy L Stehr and her husband Thomas of Valley View; a son, Brian F Beaver and his wife Natalie van der Horst of Springfield, VA; three grandsons, Kollin Bordner, Brandon Bordner and his wife Katerina, and Mason Beaver; two great granddaughters, Maiya and Alina Bordner; three brothers, Terry Beaver, William Walter, and Gary Walter; a sister, Susan Charkaway; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11am, with Rev Robert Straub officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10am to 11am on Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.

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