Thursday, October 12, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/12/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/12/2017


Andrew Montie, 61, of Pottsville died Tuesday at home.

He was born February 23, 1956 in Pottsville son of the late John and Anna Jenkins Burch.

He was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

Andy was a Navy veteran having served immediately after the Vietnam War.

Surviving are a brother, Dennis Weiderhold, Port Carbon and a sister, Beverly Snowell, Pottsville; Nieces and Nephews.

Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday at 11A.M. from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to call from 10AM. until the time of services. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Sister Catherine Georgine Portner, 99, died in Assisi House on October 10, 2017. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 81 years. Sister Catherine Georgine (Gertrude Mary Portner) was born November 20th 1917 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late George Portner and Catherine Mauger Portner-Reimold. She was a member of St. Fidelis Parish. She entered the congregation in 1932 and professed her first vows in 1936. Sister Catherine Georgine earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Marywood College and an M.A. from the Catholic University of America. She ministered primarily in elementary education.

Sister Catherine Georgine ministered for 26 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She taught at St. Alphonsus School and at St. Benedict School. In 2001 she began volunteering in the Sisters of St. Francis finance office located in Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston. In 2012 she became a resident of Assisi House, the congregation’s retirement residence in Aston, where she served in prayer ministry and, for several years, continued her volunteer work in the finance office.

During her 28 years in the Diocese of Trenton, Sister Catherine Georgine taught at St. Michael’s Home in Hopewell, St. Raphael School in Trenton, and St. Mary of the Lake School in Medford. She was principal of Holy Angels School and served as both principal and teacher at Blessed Sacrament School in Trenton. During her years at McCorriston High School, she served as coordinator of education.

Sister Catherine Georgine spent six years in the Diocese of Harrisburg where she taught at St. Joseph School in Lancaster and served as principal at St. Joseph School in York.

She also ministered for nine years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, teaching at Immaculate Conception School in Towson.

In addition to her many years in education, Sister Catherine Georgine ministered for 12 years in the Diocese of Allentown, serving as a caregiver for her mother in Mahanoy City.

All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Friday, October 13. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. In addition to her parents Sister is preceded in death by her brother Edward Portner. Sister Catherine Georgine is survived by her niece Kay McGrath, 3 great-nieces, cousins including Catherine Gatto of Mahanoy City, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.


Doris M. Krull, age 78, of Saint Clair, PA passed away Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Schuylkill, East, in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on July 17, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy (Petejko) Krull.

Doris was a graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1957. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Saint Clair.

Doris is survived by her twin sister Dolores M. Krull, Saint Clair; her sister Marilyn B. Sophy, Coopersburg; a nephew Michael J. Sophy, Doylestown; two nieces: Nancy M. Sophy Hinton, Wynnewood and Nicole M. Sophy O'Leary, Pipersville; three great-nieces: Anastasia, Lydea, and Giulia; and three great-nephews: Nicholas, Luka, and Theo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair at 1PM on Tuesday, October 17th, with Msgn William Glosser officiating.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday from 12noon-1PM at the Church.

Interment will be held in the Queen of the Universe Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.


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