Monday, August 14, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/13/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/13/17


Harold W. Creasy Jr., 81, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at Broad Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born in Shenandoah, August 22, 1935, he was a son of the late Harold W. Sr. and Myrtle (Lord) Creasy.

He was a 1952 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

On October 28, 1956, in the former St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, he married the former Annette J. Gaborek, who survives.

Harold was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Shenandoah. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed football being a staunch Cleveland Browns fan.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his son-in-law, James Grohol.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 60 years, Annette J. Creasy, are two sons, William Creasy and his wife, Anna, Frackville, and Michael Creasy and his wife, Helene, Shenandoah Heights; two daughters, Lynn Davis and her husband, Richard, Tamaqua, and Cindy Jones and her husband, Ron, Frackville; seven grandchildren, Tanya Greiner and Heather Creasy, Matthew and Marcella Creasy, Steven and Scott Davis and Jason Grohol; three great-grandchildren, Averi, Grace and Angelo; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his beloved beagle, Snoopy.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, with the Rev. Dr. John Reid, pastor, officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 ( or Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, PO Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, or the charity of your choice.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.


Nathan J. Kintzel, 93 of Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, August 12, at his home.

Born on March 23, 1924, in Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Jesse J. and Alma Hughes Kintzel.

Nathan was a W.W.II Army veteran.

He had been employed as a coal miner for 40 years.

Nathan was a member of Schuylkill Church of the Brethren.

His hobbies included hunting, gardening, grafting fruit trees, raising peacocks. After retiring he enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together and eating many meals at Buddy's Log Cabin.

Preceding him in death were five brothers, Harvey "Hip" Kintzel, Frank Kintzel, Abel Kintzel, Jesse Kintzel, Ira "Ike" Kintzel; two sisters, Elizabeth Butler and Vera Brown.

Surviving are a Daughter, Judy Rhody; three Sons, Barry Kintzel, Ken husband of Kay Kintzel and Wayne Kintzel all of Pine Grove: 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; one Brother, Monroe Kintzel and two Sisters, Rachael Strouphauer and Leona Kintzel all of Pine Grove.

Services will be held at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, Pine Grove, on Thursday, August 17, at 11:00 am with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. There will be a viewing on Thursday, August 17, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren. Interment will follow in the Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Pine Grove.

The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, remembrances in the form of contributions to the Pine Grove Area Council of Churches, (The weekday Church School), c/o Kathy Nagle, 527 Dad Burnhams Road, Schuylkill Haven, Pa., 17972-9572, in his memory. .

You may send condolences to the family on our website


Marie P. (Sakowski) Kull, 90, a former resident of South West Street, Shenandoah, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Born in Shenandoah, Oct. 30, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl (Skorupski) Sakowski.

Marie was a 1944 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, and prior to that was a devout member of the former St. Stanislaus Church, Shenandoah, where she attended Mass daily and volunteered for many parish functions. She was also a former member of the Polish Ladies Social Club and the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens.

Marie was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, William Kull Sr., in 1998; her son, Billy Kull Jr., in 1958; twin great-granddaughters, Jennifer and Jessica Chrin, in 2008; two brothers, John and Joseph Sakowski.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon M. Chrin and her husband, John, who was like a son to Marie, Frackville; two grandsons, Jeff Chrin and his wife, Tammy, Schuylkill Haven, with their daughter, Marie’s great-granddaughter, Tina Chrin, and Jason Chrin and his wife, Kara, Quakertown; her godson, the Rev. John Sakowski, San Francisco, Calif.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Divine Mercy Church, 230 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9 until 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hillside SPCA Inc., PO Box 233, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.


William E. Faust, 89, Girardville, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was the son of the late William G. and Beatrice M. Narbutitis Faust. He was employed as a technician for Bell Telephone Co., Allentown until his retirement.

Bill was a U.S. Merchant Marine and Navy veteran having served during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and Hogans Social Club, both of Allentown, the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a faithful Washington Redskins and Penn State fan.

Bill was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Girardville, sacred worship site of St. Charles Borromeo Parish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Rosemarie Weber Faust and his companion of 21 years, Betty Medlinsky.

Bill is survived by his three sons: William E. Faust Jr. and his wife Marie, Allentown, Kenneth G. and his wife Carol Faust, New Tripoli, Joseph M. and his wife Lisa Faust of Coopersburg; his two daughters: Mary Beth and her husband Art Riter, Macungie and Lorena Faust and her fiancé Stich Melber, Allentown; six grandchildren: Teresa, Billy, Keith, Rebecca, Kenny and Lindsay.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville with Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment with military honors will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made, in William’s name, to the Lehigh Valley Hospice at 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103

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