Thursday, July 6, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/06/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/06/17


Thomas Joseph Baldini, Jr., 66 formerly of Summit Hill, passed away, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Scranton.

Born Thursday, April 26, 1951 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. the son of the late Thomas Joseph Baldini, Sr., and Ethel (Ellis) Baldini.

Surviving are son, Thomas J. Baldini, III of Scranton; daughters, Heather Baldini of Summit Hill, Courtney Baldini of Easton , Kendra A. Baldini of Tamaqua, and Ashley Baldini of Lehighton; brother, Robert Baldini and his wife Nancy of Arizona; 5 grand children.

Founder of Tommy's Italian restaurants a regional group of restaurants in Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties, he also operated Baldini's Italian Bakery of Summit Hill for many years. Tommy, graduated from Panther Valley High School.

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

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Virginia C. Stehr, 84, of Pitman, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, Mount Carmel.

Virginia was born in Lavelle, PA on December 11, 1932, a daughter of the late Margaret E. (Paul) and W. Clayton "Soy" Weikel.

She graduated from the Ashland High School in 1950. She worked along side her husband on the family farm producing and marketing fruit, vegetables, and poultry. Virginia and Kenneth formed Kenny Stehr and sons in 1951.

She was a member of Zion E.C. Church and the Mahantongo Fire Company both of Pitman.

She enjoyed reading, collecting dolls,crocheting and cooking lunch for her family. Virginia loved to interact with the customers visiting the farm in Pitman, and enjoyed supervising the pick your own berry patch.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth M Stehr, who passed away June 26, 1997, and two sisters Nancy Runge and Trudy Hubler Morgan.

Virginia is survived by five sons Terry L., husband of Carol Stehr, of Klingerstown; Richard K., husband of Joanne Stehr, of Stevens; Kevin R., husband of Missy Stehr, of Schuylkill Haven; Henry L., husband of Stacey Stehr, of Pitman; Brett A., husband of Amy Stehr, of Pitman; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchild.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment at Zion E.C. Cemetery Pitman.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit


Rose Marie Love, 68, of Brooklyn, NY and Tremont, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born on April 7, 1949 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Ellen E. "Betty" Bettinger Love. She was also preceded in death by her aunt Esther Loeb, who raised Rose as a daughter.

Rose will always be remembered for helping people out and loving her family. She loved Christmas and loved giving gifts to her family and friends. She was a very kind hearted person.

She is survived by a daughter April Scandariato of Brookylyn, N.Y and Pottsville, a sister Joann W. Love and companion Gerry Frantz of Pine Grove; three brothers, Bob and wife Donna Love of Pine Grove, Jim Love of Lincoln, Wayne Love of Pitman; nephews, nieces and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Schuylkill Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Schuylkill Haven, Pa for family and friends. There will be a visitation on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from Noon until time of service. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to either the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, Pa. 17901 or the Ruth Steinert SPCA, P.O. Box 332 Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in her memory.

You may send condolences to the family online at our website


Randy Troutman Sr., 62, Centre St., Ashland, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 4th 2017, at his residence. Born in Fountain Springs April 25, 1955, he is the son of Sonia Marhon Troutman, Ashland, and the late Darrell Troutman. He attended North Schuylkill High School, and was employed for the Ashland Foundry as a fork lift operator and maintenance worker until his retirement.

Randy was of the protestant faith, and a member of the United Steel Workers, local # 14372, Ashland

Survivors in addition to his mother:

Wife: Donna Finneran Troutman, married 34 years

Daughter: Melissa Ermert and her fiancé Richard Harris, Gordon

Daughter: Maryellen Troutman and companion Chris Lighthiser, Ashland

Son: Randy Troutman Jr. and his wife Ronica, Valley View

Brother: Robert Troutman and his wife Ginny, Wilburton

Sister: Barbara wife of Allen Pennypacker, Mowry

Randy’s grandchildren, Cade Ermert and Eliza Troutman were his pride and joy.

Nephews, Aunts and Uncles

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Saturday at 11 AM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. John C. Wallace, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Pottsville. The viewing will begin at 9 AM until service.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Visit

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


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