Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/11/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/11/2017


John J. McGovern, age 91, of Palo Alto, PA passed away Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill, East in Pottsville.

Born in Norwegian Twp., PA on March 14, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Meara) McGovern. John was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1944. He then served in the U.S. Marines in WW II from July 25, 1945 till August 26, 1946. After his service in the Marines, he worked as a sprinkler fitter for Local 524 out of Scranton, PA until retiring in 1988.

John was a member of the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon and a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville. John was a Past Commander of the Walter L. Griffith AMVETS, Post 180 in Pottsville. He was a past councilman for Palo Alto.

John was an avid golfer and a member of the Mountain Valley Senior League and he was a faithful Pottsville Area High School sports fan and a Notre Dame fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister June Klema.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Flavia J. (Pilo) McGovern, Palo Alto; his son John J. McGovern and his wife Debra, Laurel Springs, NJ; 2 grandsons: John McGovern, China; and Timothy McGovern and his wife Meagan, Haddon Twp., NJ; 2 sisters: Clare Alfonsi, Norwegian Twp., PA; and Jane Bobinis, Pottsville, PA; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon at 11AM on Friday, October 13th, with Rev. Edward B. Connolly officiating. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 9-11AM at the Church. Interment with Military Honors will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to


Joseph Rimm, 77, of Hazle Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Marlene (nee Caputo) Rimm to whom he was married 55 years in May. Born in Coaldale, PA on August 9, 1940, Joseph was a son of the late Michael and Rose (nee Costello) Rimm. Before retiring, he was employed by Ametek, Nesquehoning, PA and prior to that he worked for Quartite Lamps, Nesquehoning. Joseph was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua. He was an avid animal lover, especially his cats, Kaycee and Callie. Joseph is survived by his wife, Marlene; son, Joseph Michael Rimm of Jim Thorpe, PA; daughters, Diane Koval of Hazleton, PA and Kathy Rimm of Palmyra, PA; daughter-in-law, Gail Wehr of Jim Thorpe; grandsons, Nickolas Wehr and Gage Koval; brothers, John Rimm and his wife, Patricia of Stroudsburg, PA and Robert Costello and his wife, Eleanore of Lancaster, PA; and numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceasing him were a sister, Rita Rimm Wister and a son-in-law, Joseph Koval. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will follow the mass. Call 6-8 PM on Friday, October 13 and 10-11 AM on Saturday, October 14 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Memorials in Joseph’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, ACS Frackville Regional Hub, 101 West Frack Street, Frackville, PA 17931 or the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P.O. Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Norman David Love, 58, of Carson, VA, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at home.
Born on July 13, 1959 in Pottsville, he was a son of Diane Houtz Love of Tremont and the late Norman R. Love, who passed away on September 5, 2017.
Norman was a longtime employee of Colonial Honda where he worked as a Master Technician.
In addition to being a history fanatic, Norman loved trips to the beach, his dogs and Charlie Brown.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Helen Houtz, and paternal grandparents, William and Ellen Love.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Melissa and husband Mark Kimmel; five sons, Timothy and wife Keli Love, Jimmy and wife Crystal Love, Norman Jr. and wife Christina Love, Hunter Love and girlfriend Samantha Campbell and her daughter Kassidy, and Ryan Love; five grandchildren, Koryn, Kamryn, and Mark Kimmel, Jr., Ronnie and Bryce Love; two brothers, William and wife Kathy Love, Bruce Love and companion Sharon Moe; nieces, Karen Ricks, Charity Love, and Tabitha Love; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved dogs Rusty and Charlie.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Dr. Ira Lydic officiating. There will be a viewing on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Virginia, 5540 Falmouth St. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230 in his memory.
You may send condolences to the family online at our website or in Virginia at
The J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Virginia.

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