Saturday, March 11, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/11/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 03/11/2017

Anthony W. Toczek, age 90, of Pottsville, PA passed away Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at his home.
Born in New Minersville, PA on June 17, 1926,he was the son of the late ? and Mary (Prokapovich) Toczek.

Tony served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class during WW II. He worked for Bethlehem Steel from 1950 to 1959. Tony was a member of Iron Workers Local Union 420 in Reading and then for M.A. Hospador Steel Erectors in St. Clair.

Tony was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he was a member of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son David in November 1983, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Tony is survived by his wife of 69 years, Florence T. (Moser) Toczek; 4 daughters: Beverly Riotto-Gill, Colleen Pinter, Barbara Strelec, and Cynthia Soto; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon at 2PM on Monday, March 13th,with Msgr. William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Monday afternoon from 12:30-2PM at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church.

Interment with Military Honors will be held private in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Church Memorial Fund 218 Valley Street Port Carbon, PA 17965.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St. Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.
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Harry Robert Hontz, Jr., 58, of East Ridge Street, Coaldale, PA died on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Coaldale. Born in the Bronx, New York on November 12, 1958, he was the son of the late Harry, Sr. and Theresa (nee Bilotta) Hontz. A 1976 graduate of Panther Valley High School, Harry was an EMT for both the Tamaqua Ambulance Association and the Penn Mahoning Ambulance Association. He had previously worked as an EMT at St. Luke's Hospital, Coaldale and in Tennessee as an AT&T call center manager. Harry was a member of the Coaldale Fire Company and a member of the Coaldale Borough Council on which he served as the President of the Police Committee. He was also a member of the East End Fire Company, Tamaqua, PA; a social member of the Tamaqua Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #13; and a former member of the Coaldale and Lansford Ambulance Associations. Harry had his own photography business, was an avid Penn State fan, and made a habit of putting everyone else's needs before his own. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Coaldale. Surviving are his daughter, Ashley Hontz of Summit Hill, PA; son, Joshua Hontz of Lansford, PA; granddaughters Adalyn Hontz and Ivy Carl of Summit Hill; sisters, Joanne Lowmaster of Coaldale and Fran Foster and her husband Steve of Lansford; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Wayne Benack officiating. Interment with military honors in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow the service. Call at the funeral home from 5-8 PM on Friday and 9-10 AM on Saturday. Donations may be made towards the cost of the funeral at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua. Online condolences may be made at Service organizations that intend to send apparatus to the funeral procession should contact Scott Cramer at (570) 225-8949.


Margaret A. Carl, 78, of Muir, passed away Friday evening at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Born in Philadelphia, March 4, 1939, a daughter of the late John and Phoebe Hewins Wambach.

Marge was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Muir where she served on the Helping Hands Committee.

Marge's entire life revolved around her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Tommy R. Carl Sr, 2000.

Surviving are her four children, Carol Wise and her husband Jerry, Pine Grove; Sheri Carl, Middletown; Tommy Carl, Jr., and his wife Jan, Loyalton and Danny Carl, Muir. Two brothers, John Wambach, New Jersey and Ernie Wambach, Florida; eight grandchildren, four great grandchilden and her grand dog, Jo Jo. Nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 19th at 1:00 pm from the Grace United Methodist Church, Muir with Pastor Monica Romberger. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Muir United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, Wiconisco Street, Muir PA 17957 or the Muir Veterans Memorial Fund, c/o Gary Reibsane, 29 Beagle Rd. Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Tower City has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit
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