Saturday, December 9, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/08/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/08/2017


Kathryn M. Becker, 89, of Joliett, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in the Tremont Health & Rehab Center.

Born on October 10, 1928 in Lincoln, she was a daughter of the late William H. Sr. and Minnie Mae Leffler Becker.
Kathryn was a life time member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Ravine, where she had been active in Children's Sunday School Class, Choir, Altar Guild, Women's Auxiliary, Sunday School and church council. Kathryn loved to send greeting cards and praying for family, friends, and anyone in need. She had been doing that since she graduated High School. Kathryn loved and was well loved by her family and friends.
She was a 1947 graduate of Tremont High School.
Preceding her in death were four sisters, Erma Becker, Amy Hetrick, Dorothy Kreider, and Minerva Lodish; four brothers, John Becker, William Becker, Jr., Theodore Becker, and Thomas Becker.
Surviving are a son, Kerry and wife Mary Becker of Texas; six grandchildren: William and wife Lauren Becker, Robert and wife Catherine Becker, Jean Becker, Michael Becker and wife Jillion, David and wife Robyn Becker, Sarah and husband Gordon Bolton; 19 great grandchildren: Adam, Jacob, Ammon, Timothy, Phineas, Natalie, Ella, Anna, Emma, Alasyn, Joseph, Zachariah, Emerson, Levi, Isabel, Hewwit, Kerrick, Forest, Brandon; a sister Gloria Kroh of Joliett, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove, with SALM John Ziegler officiating on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 1:00 P.M. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, c/o Richard Wolfgang 240 Tremont Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in her memory.
You may send condolences to the family online at our website

Margaret L. (Howells) Bernhard, 77, of Shenandoah Heights, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born in Turkey Run, Shenandoah, on Sept. 14, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Ben and Anna (Millichap) Howells.

She was class salutatorian and a 1958 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Prior to her retirement, Margaret was employed for 35 years at Ateeco Inc., Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Shenandoah, where she was the office manager.

On July 11, 1959, in the former First Baptist Church, Shenandoah, she married Ronald Bernhard, who survives.

Margaret was a devout and active member of the former First Baptist Church, Shenandoah. In the church, she was a member of the Ladies’ Missionary and a former Sunday school teacher. She participated in the annual Shenandoah Heritage Days, having portrayed her Welsh ancestry. Currently, she attended the Kulp United Methodist Church, Catawissa.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were two sisters, Edith Sinkiewicz and Harriette Shafer; a nephew, Thomas Shafer.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 58 years, Ronald Bernhard, are a son, Dr. Ronald G. Bernhard and his wife, Lisa, Catawissa; a daughter, Nancy Kantor, Schnecksville; six grandchildren, Casey, Colt, Colby and Cage Bernhard, Kayla Masullo and her husband, Alex, and Thomas Toborowski and his fiancee, Karlena Price; a brother, the Rev. Thomas Howells and his wife, Jean, Springfield, Mass.; a sister, Lois Houser, Ashland; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Religious services for family and close friends will be held at noon Monday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Pastor Adam Miller of the Kulp United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Family and close friends are invited to attend a viewing from 10 a.m. until noon Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy will be accepted at the funeral home and can be made to the Kulp United Methodist Church, 1395 Old Reading Road, Catawissa, PA 17820.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.


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