Sunday, December 17, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/16/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/16/2017


SGM James A. Valentine, PAARNG, retired, 92, of High Street, Tamaqua, PA died surrounded by his family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at his residence. 

He was the husband of Kathleen M. (nee Cool) Valentine and they had celebrated 68 years of marriage on November 24, 2017. Born in Tamaqua on July 17, 1925, Jim was a son of the late James B. and Florence E. (nee Eberts) Valentine. 

A 1943 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he attended Penn State University for two years. Jim was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua where he was a former member of the church council, a member of the Men's Brotherhood, and dedicatedly served as sexton of the church for 20 years. 

A veteran of WWII, he had served in the Army Air Corps. Jim was a crew member of a B17 bomber that was shot down over Wittenberg Germany. He was captured and was a prisoner of war, escaping twice before being liberated by the allies. 

Jim was awarded a Purple Heart and the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars. After the war, he joined the Army Reserves for 6 years and then joined the Pennsylvania National Guard where he served for 33 years obtaining the rank of First Sergeant of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 103 Armor and later the 109th Infantry. Jim retired in 1985 with the rank of Battalion Sergeant Major. He was a member of the South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua where he formerly served as a captain and a secretary for 25 years; a member of the Tamaqua American Legion C.H. Berry Post #173; and a member of both the Schuylkill County and the Six County Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Jim was also a former member of the Tamaqua Planning Commission and had been the chairman of the Tamaqua Zoning Hearing Board. 

Surviving with his wife, Kathleen are daughters, Marsha Bynon and her husband James of Tamaqua and Cynthia Hinkel and her husband Greg of Lebanon, PA; sons, Mark Valentine and his wife Charlene of Hometown, PA; Craig Valentine of Tamaqua, Kenneth Valentine and his wife Karen of Quakake, PA; and James Valentine and his partner Aaron Morgan; 14 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence Levin, Gladys Hoag, and Marion Hovan; brothers, Kenneth Hoag and Francis Hoag; and a grandson, Matthew Bynon. 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December, 22 in Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood Streets, Tamaqua with The Rev. Cindy White officiating. 

Following the services interment with military honors will take place in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 503 West Broad Street, Tamaqua. Call 6-8 PM Thursday at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua and 10-11 AM Friday in Zion Lutheran Church. Memorials in his name may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 101 North Greenwood Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. 

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


Marguerite E. Adamick, 92, passed away quietly Friday, December 15, 2017 at Seton Manor Nursing Facility, Orwigsburg.

Born September 2, 1925 in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Stella (Cantwell) Smith.

She attended Pottsville High School and Eastern High School in Washington, DC. The build up to World War II she was employed by the Department of the Navy in Washington and upon returning to Pottsville she worked Sears, Roebuck and Co., Pomeroy’s Department Store, and the Benevolent Home for Children.

Throughout her adult life, Marguerite was a devout member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John “Beansie” Adamick who passed away September 22, 1998, sisters Kathleen Wilson (Sept. 1981), Leona Kutney (Dec. 1997) and brother Leo Smith (Feb. 2008).

She is survived by her sons Richard of St. Charles, MO and John of Redondo Beach, CA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friend may call Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 9:45 am – 10:45 am at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Interment will be held in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pottsville.

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Glenn Allen Lehman, 70, of Spruce St., Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
Born on August 26, 1947 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Daniel and Iva Wolfe Lehman.
He was a 1965 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a member of the Pine Grove Wesleyan Church.
Glenn was an Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War.
Before retiring, he was employed as a Meat Cutter for EJM Foodland in Lebanon.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Kenneth M. Lehman.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Christine M. O'Neill Lehman; five daughters, Grace and husband Stephen Caskie of Bethlehem, Rebecca Lehman of Manheim, Jennifer Lehman of Slatington, Danielle Lehman and husband Kory Pomon of Taipei, Taiwan, Stacey Lehman of Pine Grove; a son, Charles Lehman and companion Billie-Jo Siegel of Pine Grove; five grandchildren, Holden Matonak, Julianna Caskie, Madeline Radovic, Aidan Radovic, Kendall Moyer; and his beloved Yorkies, Sparky and Sparkles.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Wesleyan Church, 74 Bethel Rd., Pine Grove with Pastor Kenneth Smith, Pastor Barry Brown and Pastor Tina Brown officiating. There will be a calling time on Friday, December 22, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the Church. Interment will follow in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to either the Wesleyan Church, 74 Bethel Rd. Pine Grove, PA 17963, or the American Cancer Society 101 W. Frack Street Frackville, PA 17931 in his memory.
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