Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/08/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/08/17


Robert J. "Clutch" Mabry, 69, of Pine Grove, passed away Saturday surrounded by family, friends and hospice caregivers.

Born in Forestville, Oct. 16, 1947, he was a son of the late Paul and Margaret Chernosky Mabry.

He was the husband of Alice "Pinky" McGlaughin Mabry, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Robert was a graduate of Cass Township High School, Class of 1965, and had been employed by Guilford Mills, Pine Grove, for 45 years.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Friedensburg, and also belonged to North End Hose Company, Pine Grove, and Roedersville Gun Club.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by two sons, Robert J. Mabry, Sr. and companion, Linda, Reading, and Michael Mabry Jr. and wife, Shannon, Pine Grove; a daughter, Allison Englert and husband, John, York Haven; grandchildren, Emily and Matthew Mabry, Bailey Shadle, Michael Mabry Jr., Alex Osborne, Brodie, Camron, Delanie and MaClane Englert, Alexis Downs, and Pfc. Blake and Cole Handling; two great-grandchildren, Dayton and Nash; three sisters, Evelyn Webber, Myerstown, Marlene Harris, Forestville, and Bridget Mabry, Forestville; three brothers, Paul Mabry and wife, Sharon, Pottsville, James Mabry and wife, Cathy, Pine Grove, and Gary Mabry and wife, Denise, Jonestown; nieces and nephews; loyal dog, Bella.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Friedensburg, with Pastor Peggy Sue Pfeffer officiating. A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church. Interment at the church cemetery, St. John's Union, will immediately follow the service. The family requests donations in Robert's memory to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 86, Friedensburg, PA 17933, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.


Howard L. "Bud" Renninger, Jr., 77 of W. Main St.,Tremont, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at home. 

Born on July 18, 1940 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Howard Sr. and Lyla Zimmerman Renninger.
He was a 1958 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tremont and the Little Run Sportsman Club.
Howard was a self employed truck driver after working for various companies. He was also a coal miner and a Federal Mine Inspector for 5 years.
Preceding him in death was a granddaughter Jill Kroh.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years Judith Fasnacht Renninger; two daughters, Nola Madenford of Tremont, Linda Renninger and companion Ted Donmoyer of Pine Grove; two sons, Scott Renninger, Richard Renninger, both of Tremont; three grandchildren, Casey and wife Michol Kroh of Donaldson, Courtney Madenford and Megan and husband Bryan Strouphauer, both of Tremont; great-grandchildren, Casey, Calleigh and Wyatt Kroh, Lily and Lyla Strouphauer; a brother, Edward Renninger of Pine Grove, a sister, Ellen Jane Machamer of Myerstown.
All services will be at the convenience of the family with Pastor Thomas Degnitz officiating. 

Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Tremont.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 3544 N. Progress Ave. Suite 202 Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 in his memory.
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