Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/2017


Robert M "Whitey" Klinger, age 92, of Valley View, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Genesis Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

He was born on Sunday, June 14, 1925, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Frank A Klinger and the late Ellen S Lettich Klinger.

He was a 1943 graduate of the former Hubley Twp High School. Whitey served his country in the US Army Infantry Division in World War II from 1943-1945. He began active combat duty in the Italian campaign and was awarded the Commendation for Meritorious Service and the Purple Heart Medal.

Following his service to his country, Whitey was employed at the former Pine Creek Coal Company and then by the Federal Government at Ft Indiantown Gap until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of Pine Creek United Methodist Church, Spring Glen.

Whitey was also a member, former treasurer and cemetery board member at the former St Mark's UM Church, Spring Glen, a member of Larry's Creek Fish and Game of Lycoming County, F&AM Valley Lodge 797, Valley View, Harrisburg Consistory, Rajah Shrine of Reading, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Pottsville Forest, Chapter of Ashland, Council & Commandery of Pottsville, American Legion Post 575 Valley View, VFW Post 8237 Valley View, a past Commander of the DAV of Valley View, and a member of the Order of Purple Heart. Whitey enjoyed hunting and spending time at his camp.

His wife of sixty-nine years, Jean E Gable Klinger passed away in 2016. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald M Klinger; three brothers Clair Klinger, Harold Klinger, and Marvin Klinger; and by seven sisters Sadie Scheib, Nettie Henry, Maude Coleman, Eva Artz, Faye Osman, Lillian Dressler, and Erma Klinger.

He is survived a by a daughter, Sherryn L Minich and her husband Robert of Allentown; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 11:00 am, with Rev. W. Keith Rockwell officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 9:45 am on Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be made in St. Mark's Cemetery, Spring Glen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Pine Creek United Methodist Church, c/o Norman Lettich, 428 Fearnot Road, Sacramento PA 17968.

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Aaron L. "Pee Wee" Scheib, 65, of Tower City, passed away suddenly Tuesday at his home.

Born in Lykens, January 18, 1952, a son of the late Lawrence and Betty Trego Scheib.

Aaron was a 1972 graduate of Williams Valley High School. He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired after twenty years with the Pennsylvania National Guard, 131st Transportation Company, Williamstown where he was deployed to Operation Desert Storm.

He was a retired group leader from the tool & die department at TYCO, Lickdale

He was a member of Tower City Fire Company, where he previously served as Chief for over thirty years. He was also a social member of the Williamstown Fire Company.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it be camping, racing or just visiting with them.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Larry and Timothy Scheib.

Surviving are his daughter, Wendy Miller (Ron), Williamstown; two sisters, Barbara Miller (John), Tower City and Jeanine Blyler (Lennie), Jonestown; two brothers, Daniel Scheib (Denise) and Paul Scheib (Karen) both of Tower City; Four grandchildren, Stephen and Brandon Bohr; Stacie and Rebecca Miller all of Williamstown; Three great grandsons, Jayden Bohr, Scott McCready and Darwin Miller. Nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 2nd at 11:00 am from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City with Pastor Annette Shutt. Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the chapel. To sign the gust book visit

Julia Bertasavage, 94, of Norwegian Township, died Monday at Schuylkill Center.

Born in Glen Carbon, Cass Township, she was a daughter of the late James and Pauline Kowalchick Bane. She attended Cass Township schools, and worked in the local garment industry.

She was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Minersville. She was also a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Bertasavage, in 2003; two daughters, Shirley Kantner, in 2010, and Marie Bertasavage, in 2012. The last of her siblings, she was also preceded by two sisters, Katherine Music and Mildred Sharp; a brother, Steve Bane.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Holt (spouse, Gerald), Beaufort, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Stephanie King (spouse, Kevin), Prince Frederick, Maryland, Robert Holt, Waldorf, Maryland, and Christopher Breisch (spouse, Heather), Brier City; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Relative and friends may call on Monday from 8:00 A.M. until services at 10:30 A.M. at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township.


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