Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/13/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 09/13/2017

Laurence F. Fox, Jr., 88 of Palo Alto, died Wednesday at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven.

He was born February 26, 1929 in Pottsville Son of the late Laurence F. Sr., and Anna Gately Fox.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School and McCann School of Business.

He was an Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean War.

He was employed by several different industrial sales companies prior to retiring.

Larry was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Union City, GA, American Legion, East Point, GA, Knights of Columbus Council #431 Pottsville, and life member of Yorkville Hose Co., Pottsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean Palmer, in 1997; 3 sisters, Margaret Marquette, Nancy Berger, and Mary Wapinsky; 2 brothers, James and Joseph Fox: Surviving are Nieces and Nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11A.M. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to call from 9:30-10:30 A.M. Wednesday from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Interment with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to American Cancer Society, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville PA, 17931.

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Frank J. Andruscavage, age 90, of Mahanoy City, died Tuesday at his home surrounded by his family. 

Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Constantine and Elizabeth ( Marcincavage) Andruskiewicz. He was a graduate of the J.W. Cooper High School and also Williamsport Technical Institute. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had been employed by the Hammond Coal Company, retired from General Motors and had also worked at the former Ashland State Hospital. 

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City, the former AMVETS in Shenandoah and the United Auto Workers. 

Preceding him in death were several brothers and sisters Alfred, John, Connie, Julie, Joan, Pauline and Florence and is also now with his grand puppy Cuddles. 

Survivors include his wife the former Theresa Stocus to whom he was married 60 years on June 1st, two sons Frank Andruscavage and his fiancĂ© Grace Kolvites of Mahanoy City, and Ron and his wife Dianne of Frackville, 3 grandchildren Aaron, Brent and Nikki and step grandchildren Casey, Sara, Kim, Abbie and Lois, nieces and nephews and his grand puppies Chewy and Honey. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher on Saturday morning at 10 AM from Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church. Friends may call at the church on Saturday beginning at 8:30 AM Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

Contributions in Frank's name to the Hillside SPCA would be appreciated by the family who would also like to thank Karen and all the staff from Covenant Hospice for their care and compassion. 

David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is entrusted with arrangements. Please visit for more information.

Francis N. Scholtes, Sr., 80, of Minersville, passed away on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, East Norwegian Street.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Paul and Anna Motto Scholtes. A lifelong Minersville resident, he was a 1955 graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School. He worked for the former Boundbrook Bearing Company, Auburn, before taking employment with the Lehigh Valley Dairy, Schuylkill Haven. He retired in 2001.

He was a member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Minersville. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 429, Reading. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve.

He was an avid sportsman, hunting and fishing every season. He also enjoyed gardening and tending to the family’s vineyard, making the occasional batch of wine.

He was also active as a Little League coach. Together with the late John Zeth, he coached the 1973 Minersville Little League All-Stars to a District championship and an eventual third-place finish at the state playoffs in Blairsville. His coaching accomplishments were honored at a ceremony during the 2015 Spirit Day in Minersville.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Barbara Zettick; a son, Francis N. Scholtes, Jr. (spouse, Lori), Minersville; a daughter, Paulyanna Stecko (spouse, Tim), Centre Hall; six grandchildren, Jacob Scholtes, Joshua Scholtes (spouse, Rachel), Jaclyn Deleo (spouse, Vince), Marissa Stecko, Kiera Geist (spouse, Richard) and Ashley Aulenbach; a great-granddaughter, Allie Viola.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Branch Township.

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