Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/22/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 08/22/17


Christina M. Searnock, 92 years of age of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr. in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Widow of Michael Searnock, she is survived by; step daughter, Mrs. Mary Barbieri; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Ormand, Mrs. Pauline Mary Heffernan; twelve step grandchildren; many great step grandchildren; nieces, and nephews.

Born Thursday, December 25, 1924 in Midleton, County of Cork, Ireland, the daughter of the late Christopher, and Annie (Flynn) Phillips. She was also predeceased by a step children, Mrs. Susan Bruno, Mr. Michael Searnock, Jr.; sister, Mrs. Patricia Wagner; brothers, Charles, and William Phillips.

Upon the death of her parents in Ireland, Christina was sent to the United States to live with relatives at an early age. She entered the solemn profession of a Sister, taking the name of Sister Thaddeus Maria. Sister Maria's calling took her to serving for many years on a Indian Reservation in California to becoming a Mother Superior in Philadelphia. Upon leaving her cloistered life she married and resided in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania where she continued to serve the church for many years.

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

Interment Sacred Heart R.C.C. Cemetery, New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Michael Trubilla, age 89, of Willing St., Tamaqua, died Friday, August 11, 2017, at Hometown Nursing Center.

He is survived by his wife, Anna B. (Smolinsky) Trubilla.

Private Arrangements were entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA.
Online Registry and Condolences may be signed at

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