Monday, September 4, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/04/17

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/04/17


Victoria Slatick, 77, of Mahanoy City, PA, passed away Saturday, at Shenandoah Senior Living Community, Shenandoah.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.


Mary Lou Zaborsky, 66, originally of Mahanoy City, died Friday evening at her home in Temple Hills Maryland.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.

Joan C. Bicht, age 90, of Port Carbon, PA passed away Friday, September 1st, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill East in Pottsville. 

 Born in Port Carbon, PA on July 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lillian (Heywood) Bicht. Joan was a graduate of Soldier's Memorial High School in Port Carbon, Class of 1944. She worked as a manager for H.L. Miller and Sons in Port Carbon for 44 years until retiring. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Carbon. 

 Joan was the last member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers: Robert C. and Raymond J. Bicht, 5 sisters: Frances A. (Dollie) Schell, Lillian G. Foster, Betty M. Fernsler, Helen D. Rosenberger, and Olive M. Bicht.

Joan is survived by nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held on Thursday September 7th at 11AM at the Schuylkill Memorial Park Cemetery in Schuylkill Haven. 

 There will be no procession from the funeral home to the cemetery. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ruth Steinert SPCA, 18 Wertz Drive, Pine Grove, PA 17963. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home 208 Pike St., Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


John J. Kidda, 65, of Allentown, PA and formerly of Coaldale, PA died on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Allentown. Born in Coaldale on January 9, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Helen (nee Haravitch) Kidda. 

John was a graduate of Panther Valley High School and Pennsylvania State University. For over 30 years he worked for Mack Truck, Allentown as a draftsman in cab styling design. John was orthodox by faith and an avid Penn State sports fan. 

He is survived by daughters, Kristyne Kidda of Allentown and Erin Liersaph and her husband Chad of Allentown; sister, Marlene Rankin and her husband William of Houston, TX; niece, Kiara Rankin of Houston, TX; beloved grandchildren Grace and Justin Liersaph; and over 100 uncles, aunts, and cousins. 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 7 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA with The Rev. Robert J. Teklinski officiating. Internment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Hometown, PA will follow services. Call 10 - 11 AM on Thursday at the funeral home. 

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Justin L. "Bubba" Fetterhoff, 23, of Tower City, passed away Sunday, September 3rd, following a tragic accident.

Born in Harrisburg, July 7, 1994, a son of Michael and Sherry Wood Fetterhoff, with whom Justin resided.

He was a 2013 graduate of Williams Valley High School where he excelled in soccer and was on the first boys soccer team to win the 2012 District II Schuylkill League Championship and the District 11 Championship and qualified for states. He graduated in 2016 with a bachelors degree from East Stroudsburg University.

He was currently employed as an Account Installation Coordinator at United Concordia Dental.

He attended the Twin Valley Alliance Church, Williamstown. He also assisted with summer Bible School at the Lykens United Methodist Church. Bubba enjoyed playing soccer and was currently in an adult summer soccer league. He was a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs Football team and was becoming a Penn State Football fan. He was also the best "Uncle Bubba" to his brothers' dogs, whom he enjoyed seeing.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Phillip Fetterhoff.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his girlfriend, Taylor Brown, Lykens; his two brothers, Nick Fetterhoff and his wife Megan, Camp Hill and Logan Fetterhoff and his girlfriend Kellsie, Phoenixville; Maternal Grandparents, Charles and Jane Wood; Paternal Grandmother, Nancy Fetterhoff all of Tower City. Aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends who all loved Bubba immensely.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 12 noon from the Twin Valley Alliance Church, State Route 209, Williamstown with Pastor Joel McGarvey. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City. Viewing will be from 10am - 12 noon at the church. Because of Bubba's love for soccer, in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Williams Valley High School Soccer Program, Williams Valley High School, Attn: Jody Smith; 10400 State Route 209, Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. To sign the guest book visit

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