Monday, April 3, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/03/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/03/2017

Jane L (Stump) Southam, age 87, of Cat Tail Lane, New Ringgold, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at home while in the care of her family.

She was the widow of Ralph F.W. Southam who died 4/27/1997.

She had worked for Slim Jim, of Folcroft PA as a packer and was formerly in sales.

Jane enjoyed doing ceramics.


Born in Collingdale, PA on July 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. Stump and the late Kathryn (Scott) Stump.

She is survived by her
Rose Marie Crispin wife of Samuel of Morton, PA;
Ruth Ann Rodick of New Ringgold with whom she resided;
Jane L Redner wife of Joseph of New Ringgold;

Ten Grandchildren
Many Great-Grandchildren
One Great Great Grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Ralph F.W. Jr. and Robert R. Southam; daughter, Barbara Southam; brother, Robert Haines Stump; sister, Elizabeth Lockwood.

Private Arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 2066 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, PA.

Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at

Sarah A. Nelson, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, 77 years of age of East Elm Street, Tamaqua, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at St. Luke's Bethlehem.

Survived by; sons, Dwayne E. Nelson of Freeland, Ronald F. Nelson of South Carolina, Greg S. Nelson and his wife Melissa of Tioga, PA, Robert J. Nelson of Tamaqua; daughters, Susan E. Stine and her companion Paul Balogach of Tamaqua, Eva M. Wagner and her husband Shawn of Schuylkill Haven; brother, Edward Miller and his wife Charlene of Oregon; sisters, Mrs. Mary Benson and her husband Woodrow of Tamaqua, Mrs. Susan Harner of Tamaqua, Mrs. Joan Hecking wife of David of Hamburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowhan of Shoemakersville; grand children, Rebecca Watkins, Rita Nelson, Ryan Nelson, Andy Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Robert Nelson, Jr., Zakk Barr, Dustin Barr, Xavier Barr, Madison Phillips, Sarah Cuevas; great grand children, Jesse Skrobak, Addison Watkins, Hailee Sillers, Alivia Sillers, Andrew Nelson, Jr., Tyler Nelson, and Kylie Nelson. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Catholic by faith, Sarah enjoyed spending time with family, and watching Nascar.

Born Thursday, September 21, 1939 in Middleport, the daughter of the late Edward, and Susan Miller. She was predeceased by; sister, Mrs. Marie Major; brother, Mr. John Miller; great grandchild, baby James Skrobak.

Funeral arrangement's have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Funeral service will be held on April 6, 2017 from the funeral home at 10 o'clock A.M.,

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 655 E Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Private interment.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Edward J. Humma, 82, of Washington Township, passed away Friday at Lebanon Veteran's Hospital, Lebanon.

Born in Reading, March 20, 1935, he was a son of the late Theodore and Margaret Botzum Humma.

He was the husband of Florence T. Korcz Humma.

He was of the Catholic faith and served in the Navy as a ETN3 in the Korean War.

He held various different jobs, including maintenance at Market Square Apartments, Pottsville; Post Precision, Strausstown; and a candy maker.

Edward is survived by a daughter, Kim Somers, wife of Roger, and two sons, Kevin Humma, husband of Cheryl, and Kenneth Humma, all of Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, Roger, Matthew, Joshua, Cody, Latitia, Stephen, Ian, Ryan, Shawn, Travis, Jason and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lilly, Tanner, Abby, Paige, Jaycee and Trent; a sister, Marilyn Clisham, and a brother, David Humma, husband of Linda, all of Ephrata.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. The family requests donations to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Interment will be held at a later date.


Regina F. Piccioni, 89, of Pottsville, passed away in Luther Ridge, Pottsville, on Saturday morning.

She was born on April 8, 1927, to the late Theresa (Nicastro) and Edward Thomas, of Port Carbon, where she was raised and attended school.

Regina was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C. and the former St. Joseph Parish.

She was married to Frank Piccioni on August 1, 1948 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the couple resided for 65 years on North Second Street, Pottsville. She was a long time member of the church choir.

Regina was a homemaker and in her earlier years she was a milliner at Lee’s Millinary,

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Piccioni, on January 24, 2015, and to whom she was married 67 years; brothers: Robert and William Thomas and Daniel Strausser; and sister, Geraldine Hughes.

Regina is survived by four sons: Richard and his wife, Kathleen, of Geneva, NY; Francis, of Pottsville; Michael and partner, Edward Getty, of Princeton Junction, NJ; Robert and his wife, Melanie, of Rowlett, TX; 3 grandchildren: Dr. David Piccioni, of San Diego, CA; Christine Piccioni and partner, Matthew Ferrara, of Seneca Falls, NY; Isabella Piccioni, of Rowlett, TX; 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Ava Piccioni-Ferrara; a brother, Charles Thomas and his wife, Sandra, of Middleport, PA; and a sister, Shirley McGuire, of Port Carbon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc, 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville and on Friday morning in the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hillside.

The family request contributions in Regina’s memory be sent to: Alzheimers Association, 2595 Interstate Dr., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at


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