Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 06/14/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 06/14/17


Rosemary A (Evans) Temple, age 90, of Bull Run St., Coaldale, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly.

Rosemary had worked as a seamstress in the textile industry and she retired from Atlas Powder Company.

She was a member of St. John XXIII R.C.C., Tamaqua and she was a Coaldale High School graduate.

Born in Coaldale on July 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William J. "Honey Boy" Evans and the late Rose (Ambrosic) Evans.
She is survived by her
Deborah McIntosh of Colorado Springs, CO;
Two Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna M. Krasnoff on October 22, 2016.

Private Arrangements have been enteusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pa.

Interment will be at St Jerome RCCC,, Tamaqua.
Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at


Richard W Mairose, age 65 , of Mill Mt. Rd., New Ringgold, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at home.

He had worked for True Value Distribution Center, Allentown and Jetson, Hamburg, Pa.

Richard graduated from Overlea High School, Baltimore, MD. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing.

Born in Baltimore, MD on September 20, 1951, he was the son of the late Walter T. Mairose, Jr. and the late Mae I. (Heim)Mairose.

Richard is survived by his
Donald B Mairose and his wife Rebecca of Schuylkill Haven;

Joshua and Matthew.

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

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 o'clock AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 1185 Summer Hill Rd., Auburn, PA, Pastor Kathleen Ash-Flashner to officiate.

Interment will be at Summer Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Pa.

Memorials in his honor may be sent to the American Diabetes Association
1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at


Marvin Allen Gilmore, Jr., age 69, of Schuylkill Haven, PA passed away Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Schuylkill, East, Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on February 22, 1948, he was the son of the late Marvin Allen and Lenore A. (Cartwright) Gilmore, Sr.

Marvin served in the U.S. Army as a Cpl over in Korea during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver for Gangloff Trucking Company in Schuylkill Haven for 30 years. Marvin was a member of the Schuylkill Haven American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Nancy L. Gilmore
Marvin is survived by a sister Audrey A. Gilmore and a brother Richard P. Gilmore, both of Palo Alto; a niece Stephanie Seiger, Pottsville; and a nephew Richard Gilmore, Saint Clair.

A graveside service and interment with Military Honors will be held private at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.
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Kenneth H. Wertman, age 85, of Port Carbon, PA passed away Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in West Penn Township, PA on May 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Howard T. and Mantana (Miller) Wertman.

Ken was a graduate of Port Carbon Soldier's Memorial High School, Class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant in the Korean War from June 10, 1949 till December 4, 1952. Ken was also the Commander and Adjutant of the J. Harry Bowe American Legion, Post 371 in Port Carbon,

Ken worked as foreman, head of logistics, engineering oversight, construction and mining vehicle overhaul and maintenance, building maintenance, office and computer management, machinist and watchman, for J. Robert Bazley and then the Penn Equipment Company in Port Carbon until retiring in 1992. He also worked for his brother Lawson at Wertman's Drapery Company as an installer. Ken was also member of the PA Heavy and Highway Equipment Union, the United Mine Workers Union, and a longtime member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Carbon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Shirley A. "Babe" (Webber) Wertman on September 9, 2015.

Ken is survived by 2 daughters: Sharon Jespersen and Karen Hanlon, both of Port Carbon; 2 sons: Timothy Wertman, Port Carbon and Thomas Wertman, Dillsburg; 8 grandchildren: Sarah and Joshua Jespersen, Rachael and John McGeoy, James Hanlon, and Eric, Jessica, and Timothy Wertman; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother Lawson T. Wertman, Port Carbon; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon at 3:30PM on Saturday, June 10th, with Rev. Lois Sterling officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday from 2-3:30PM at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Joseph Byczek, 70, of Gilberton, PA, passed away Sunday, June 11th, at his residence.

Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 26, 1946, a son of Marjorie (Duffer) DeVincentis, of Mahanoy City and the late John Byczek.

He worked as a Concierge at the Sterling Plaza in New York City where he retired in 2003.

He was the husband of Palma (Cervo) Byczek.

Joseph is also survived by two daughters, Theresa Emily, LenaRose, of Mahanoy City; two sons John, of Mahanoy City, and Joseph, of Gilberton; and by a sister, Loretta Byczek, of Las Vegas, and by 1 Grandson Nathan Michael

He is preceded in death by one sister Donna Feliciano.

Religious Service at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 15th, with Deacon David Henninger officiating.

Friends may call Thursday 6 to 8 PM at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.

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

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