Thursday, December 7, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/06/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/06/2017


Lois Mary White, 86, of Fountain Springs, PA passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was a resident of Shenandoah Manor Nursing Home, Shenandoah, PA.
Born in Ashland, PA , April 9, 1931 the daughter of the late Dwight and Burley (Camp) Kehler. She was a graduate of Ashland High School. She was a member of Christ Congregational Church, Fountain Springs. She worked for many years in the garment industry at Reidler Knitting Mill, Ashland. She also worked at Ashland Sportswear, and Butler Elementary School Cafeteria. She liked to cook and sew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. White who died in 2005. Also preceding her in death was a brother Russell Kehler.
She is survived by a son, George A. White and friend Kathy; a grandson, George B. White; and a sister, Burley Heffnar, Maryland. 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA. Interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs, PA. Viewing from 6:00-8:00PM Friday, December 8, 2017 and 10:00-11:00 AM Saturday from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashalnd, PA

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Inc. Ashland is in charge of arrangements.


It is with great sadness the Laychock family announces the passing of Justine (Jessie), beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. With great joy, we celebrate her extraordinary life.

Jessie was born 1923 on top of the mountain overlooking Williamstown PA to George and Anna (Suhar) Molenich, Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She knew hard work, watching her father come home from the mines black with coal dust. Her mother did most everything else; raising the family, baking the daily bread and tending to the garden. She learned the importance of God, Family and Country from them; and this guided her throughout her life.

She was raised in the Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, Williamstown; and was a current member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville. Jessie loved her prayers, her church, and family.

Three days after graduating High School in 1941, Jessie left Williamstown with her best friend and $20 in her pocket; and went to Edison, New Jersey to find employment. Jessie worked as secretary for Bakelite during WWII and Roosevelt Hospital.

In the 1951, Jessie married John Laychock, moving to Primrose to raise a family and live together for 66 years. After raising a family, Jessie worked for Kings Department Store and Giant Food.

She was preceded in death by her husband John and her oldest son John Jr.

Jessie will be deeply missed by those who remain. Surviving are sons Richard Laychock (wife Michelle) and Andrew Laychock; daughters Ann Brentari (husband Gene), Jessica Borzak (husband Nick). She is also survived by grandchildren Nicole Lugaila, Andriy, Emilie, Hannah, Kaylee, Richard Jr. Laychock, and great grandchildren Reese and Owen Lugaila.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the family at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 6:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be at 11:00 A.M. in St. Nicholas Church, 315 North Front Street, Minersville. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Branch Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School.


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