Sunday, December 10, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/10/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/10/2017


Deborah Wilner, 60, of Mahanoy City, passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill East Norwegian Street, after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Mahanoy City, September 17, 1957, Debbie was a graduate of Marian High School, and was of the Catholic faith.

She had worked for McDonalds, Frackville, Wal-Mart, St. Clair, Kmart, Frackville, and Morgan Knitting Mills, Hometown.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosie Wilner, father, Stephen Wilner, and her buddy, Mitch the Cat.

She is survived by loving neighbors and co-workers, and her “adopted” niece and nephew, Meredith and Jack Rhoades.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday December 19th, at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home, Mahanoy City with Pastor Jack Murray officiating as service at 7pm.
Donations are preferred to Coal Cracker Kids and can be made at the service.

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

Charles H. Nunemacher, 85, of West Phillips Street, Coaldale, PA died on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Lehighton, PA. 

He was the husband of the late Betty (nee Scheitrum) Nunemacher who died July 29, 2006. 

Born in Tamaqua, PA on January 31, 1932, Charles was a son of the late George and Gertrude (nee Lauchnor) Nunemacher. As a member of the United States Air Force military police from 1951-1955, he served his country and earned a bronze star during the Korean War while stationed in Seoul, South Korea. Retiring from Lehigh Asphalt after 20 years employment, Charles also worked for the Trojan Powder Company for 12 years and Bethlehem Steel for for 15 years. He was a life member of the Nesquehoning VFW Post #8008; a member of the Lehighton American Legion Post #314 for 32 years; a former member of the Lansford Amvets from 1971-2014; and of the Protestant faith. Charles enjoyed sports, bingo and traveling. 

He is survived by sisters, Betty Bablo of Tamaqua, Dorothy Poorman of California, Lois Reed of Alabama, Marian Fritz of Pittsburgh, PA and Joyce Nunemacher of Andreas, PA; brothers, Kenneth Nunemacher of Tamaqua, George, Jr. of Tamaqua, and Edward Nunemacher of Lansford, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. 

Charles was predeceased by brothers, Russell Nunemacher, Raymond Nunemacher, Paul Nunemacher, and Robert Nunemacher and by a sister, Beatrice Boracius. 

A military graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA with The Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. 

Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Frackville Regional Hub, 101 West Frack Street, Frackville, PA, 17931. Online condolences may be made at 

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

Robert D. 'Bobo' Makara, 64, of Zion Grove, passed away Friday, December 8th, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Hazleton, on February 5, 1953, he was a son of the late Lucille B. (Lindenmuth) and Thomas M. Makara, Sr.

A 1971 graduate of the West Hazleton High School. He was retired, having been employed by Fabri-Kal in West Hazleton, then retiring from ADM in Hazle Township.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing fingers, horseshoes and darts . He loved classic rock music and playing the game "Who sings this?", to which his wife Nellie always lost, always answering the "Rolling Stones".

During his recent retirement, he spent his days caring for his brother in-law, George "Tut" Colosimo. Robert was an Raiders, Dodgers and Louisville Cardinals fan.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nellie J. (Colosimo) Makara.

Robert is also survived by two daughters, Gloria, wife of Rick Schlauch, of Ringtown; Danielle, wife of Brandon Gebhart, of Zion Grove; and a son,Dustin Makara, of Zion Grove. Two brothers, Thomas Makara, Jr., of Rock Glen and Bradley Makara, of California, also survive.

He is survived by six grandchildren, Dexter J. Schlauch; Briana J. Schlauch; Owen T. Makara; Benjamin H. Makara; Chloe M. Gebhart; Layla Q. Gebhart. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 12th, at 8 PM at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown. A viewing will be held from 6- 8 PM prior to the service, and casual attire is requested.


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