Thursday, July 27, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/26/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 07/26/17


William T. Hill, Sr., 91 years of age of Mary D, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at home.

Widower of Elizabeth E. "Betty" (Lewis) Hill who passed away on October 12, 2004 he is survived by; daughter, and caregiver, Michelle Thea Hill of Mary D; son, William T. Hill, Jr. and his wife Maureen of Mahanoy City; brother, Francis Hill and his wife Vivian of Tamaqua; sisters, Mrs. Regina Heffelfinger of Tamaqua, Mrs. Rita Miller wife of Gary of Tamaqua, and Mrs. Margaret Prebula wife of George of Weatherly.

Born Friday, June 4, 1926, the son of the late William J., and Margaret A. (Farrell) Hill. He was also predeceased by; sister, Mrs. Mary Jepko; brothers, Edward, Robert, Rev. Joseph, and Bernard Hill; deceased grandson, Jared Maziekas.

Catholic by faith, Bill retired from Schultz Tire having worked as a treader. He enjoyed doing intricate puzzels.

Funeral 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.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017 from the funeral home at 10 o'clock A.M. Friends may call on Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

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

Memorials in his name to:
Alzheimers Association
Greater Penna. Chapter
57 N Franklin St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Susan E. Heinbach, 70, of Pottsville, passed away Tuesday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

Born February 1, 1947, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of Wilbert Lang and Catherine Rhody Lang

Susan was a member of Bethany Christian Fellowship in Cressona.

She worked hard as a housewife and mother. Susan enjoyed watching scary movies and reading mystery novels.

Susan was married to Robert W. Heinbach for 51 wonderful years.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her nephew Steve Toth in 1992.

She is survived by sons, James R. Heinbach, Pottsville and David M. Heinbach (Amy); daughter, Carolyn Beltz, Pottsville (Raymond). Grandchildren, Emily, Camryn, Zachary, Alyssa, Lily, Ryan, Samantha and Molly. Brothers, William Lang, Liverpool and Scott Lang, Auburn. Sister, Marilyn Toth, Oil City. Nieces and Nephews as well as Great Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville, with Pastor Dennis Snyder officiating. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

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Kenneth M. Wessner, 83, of Orwigsburg, passed away. Monday, July 24th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading.

Kenneth was born in Drehersville, PA on April 13, 1934, a son of the late Esther M. (Fegley) and Lester E. Wessner. He is survived by his brother George Wessner and wife Eleanor.

He was the widower of Delores C. (Singley ) Wessner and was raised in the Protestant Faith. Kenneth was a Graduate of Cressona High School, Class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, Okinawa, Vietnam, and numerous stateside bases . He earned a Good Conduct w/Silver Clasp - Meritorious Unit Commendation, - Service Medal, Campaign Medal, Gallantry Cross, all Vietnam- Meritorious Service Medal - Army Commendation Medal - Bronze Star Medal - Legion of Merit w/ 2O/S Bars . He served in the US Army for over 22 years as a Cryptologist until 1978, retirenfd at the rank of Sgt Major. After his Career with the military Kenneth worked as a farmhand and gentleman farmer for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed wood working and spending time with his many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth is survived by Nieces Debra, wife of Michael Sterner, Robin, wife of David Penberth & Lisa, wife of David Eldridge. Nephews Edward Wessner, Hal Beck, husband of Jackie, Ned Beck, widower of Kathleen & John Beck, husband of Jeanne. Numerous Great & Great Great Nieces & Nephews and one Great Great Great Niece.

A Memorial gathering will take place from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday July 29 at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg. Interment Services will follow at Cressona Cemetery, Cressona, with Military Honors.The Family would appreciate contribution In lieu of flowers to Keystone Wounded Warriors PO Box 475 Blandon, PA 19510.

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