Saturday, December 23, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/22/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/22/2017


Nathan A. Garber, 77, of Barnesville, PA, passed away Thursday, December 21st, at St Lukes Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Nathan was born in Barnesville, PA on May 20, 1940, a son of the late Flossie (Fritz) Garber and Paul Garber Sr.

Graduated from Mahanoy Twp High School Class of 1958.

Nathan was a member and elder of St. Peters Church, Locust Valley, and a life long member of the Ryan Township Fire Company.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

He had retired from Dana Corp. Reading in 1999.

He was the husband of Anna Mae (Sedlock) Garber.

Nathan is also survived by two sisters, Ida Belke, of Ottsville ; Louisa Kessler, of NJ, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by brothers Paul, Theodore, Quinten Garber, and sisters Dorothy Cunningham, and Geraldine Harrison.

Religious Service at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, PA, at 3 pm on Saturday, December 30th, with Rev. Dave Shoobridge officiating.

Friends may call Saturday 1 to 3 pm at Funeral Home.

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


Sara L. Bowers, 71, of Pottsville, passed away on Thursday morning at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg.

Born in Pottsville, on July 26, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Sara (Schappell) and Charles Wetzel, Sr.

She was employed as a sewing machine operator, retiring in 2001.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Bowers, Sr., on January 27, 2012; and brother, Charles Wetzel, Jr.

Sara is survived by a daughter, Marie Bowers, of Orwigsburg; two sons David C. Bowers, husband of Angela, of Pottsville; and Joseph T. Bowers Jr., husband of Kimberly, of Palo Alto; grandchildren: Ciera M., Gabrielle A., Brianna J., Davin C., and Aspen R. Bowers; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville , with Pastor Peggy Sue Pfeffer officiating. A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Zion's Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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