Friday, April 7, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/07/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 04/07/2017

Jean H. Andrusyshyn, 86, of, Barnesville, passed away Thursday, April 6th, at St Lukes Hospital, Coaldale.

Jean was born in Frackville, PA on September 11, 1930, a Grand daughter of the late Ludwiga Orchowski and daughter of the late Anna Costanzo.

She graduated from Frackville High School Class of 1949.

She was a member of St. Richards Church, Barnesville.

Jean retired from Model Garment Frackville, where she had worked for many years.

She was a member of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. She was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband John and a Sister Stella Lazusky.

Jean is survived by two daughters, Rosanne, wife of Jack Barrett, of Dale City VA;
Gloria, wife of Mike Burda, of Barnesville; two sons Gregory, husband of Tracey
Andrus, of Royersford; Gary, husband of Celinet Andrus, of Collegeville; and
a brother, Nicholas, husband of Joan Arch, of Orwigsburg.

She is also survived by 8 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Richards Church, Barnesville, at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 11th, with Reverend Joseph T. Whalen officiating.

Friends may call from Tuesday at 9 AM at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City.

Interment will follow at St John Ukrainian Cemetery Frackville, PA.

Family prefers donations to St. Richards Church.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


John J. Marcin, Sr., 82 years of age of South Nescopec Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at St. Luke's Miners Memorial in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, surrounded by his family.

Preceded in death this past November, his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Frances A. (Kruzcek) Marcin he is survived by; daughters, Mrs. Judith A. Grainger, RN wife of Paul of Dacula, GA, Dr., Jacqueline A. Marcin of York; sons, John J. Marcin and his wife Jeanine of Marlborough , CT,, Dr. Robert F. Marcin of Lake Hauto, Scott M. Marcin of Tamaqua; grandchildren, Lauren Grainger, Sarah Grainger, Genna, Julia, Johnny, and Joey Marcin; sister, Mrs. Mary L. Garrison of Hershey.

A 1952 graduate of the former St. Jerome's High School, John attended Penn State University. He was a life long member of St. Jerome R.C.C. of Tamaqua, and member of the South Ward Fire Company.

John, had more than 43 years experience in the consumer finance and banking industry. Hew was last employed as Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer of Citizens National Bank of Slatington, now First Niagra Bank. Previously he served as a Retail Lending Officer of Pennsylvania National Bank, now M&T Bank of Pottsville. John was a former Branch Manager of Beneficial Consumer Discount Co., Panther Valley Loan Company, Pottsville, Mahanoy City, and Schuylkill Haven, Home Consumer Discount Company of Nazareth, and American Finance Company Harrisburg, and Preferred Finance Company of Tamaqua.

John, enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing, and was a good ice skater in his younger years.

Born Wednesday, August 15, 1934 in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania the son of the late Michael A., and Bernetta (Stahler) Marcin. He was also predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Mildred Harahus, Mrs. Grace Faust, Mrs. Dolores A. Erbe; brother, Joseph Marcin.

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 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 18, 2017, 10 o'clock AM from St John XXIII R.C.C. located at 264 W Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday April 17, 2017 from 6 to 8:00 P.M., and on the morning of services from 8:45 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.

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

Memorials in his honor to:
St. John XXIII R.C.C.
Marian Catholic High School
166 Marian Ave.
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Ida Mae Arbogast , 96, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Pottsville died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab., Hernando FL.

Born in Pottsville, May 14, 1920, She was a daughter of the late George and Laura (Whittaker) Stephenson.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Ida was the director of housekeeping for major hotels in Chicago, Clearwater & St. Petersburg before retiring.

She was a member of Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL.
She was preceded in death by; her husband Thomas Arbogast in June of 1998; 2 brothers Herbert Stephenson and his wife Ruth; George Earl Stephenson and his wife Dorothy.

Surviving are 2 Nieces Judith Panchison and her husband Joseph of Fallsington; Carol Hickman and her husband Richard of Summerfield, FL; 2 great-grand nephews Jeff and Mark; 2 great-grand nieces Candy and Wendy; 6 great-great-grand nieces and nephews Kyra, Brendan, Evan, Eden, Zoe and Olivia.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA with Rev. Jack Murray Officiating. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society 3040 State Road, Clearwater, FL 33759.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to

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