Sunday, January 14, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/13/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/13/2018


Wrela V Klinger, age 95, of Sacramento, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Green Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman.

She was born on Thursday, August 24, 1922, in Hegins, a daughter of the late William Hornberger and the late Elizabeth Hoy Hornberger.

She was a graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

Wrela was a seamstress in area garment factories prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran "Klinger's" Church, Erdman.

She was also a member of the Tri-Valley Senior Citizens and the former Sacramento Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Her husband William G Klinger passed away in 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by two brothers, Clayton Hornberger and Roy Hornberger; and by two sisters, Marguerite Bowman Pitts and Stella Herb.

She is survived by two daughters, Wrela E Klinger of Sacramento and Patricia D Ludwig and her husband Steve of Ashland; two grandsons, Timothy Ludwig of Buford, GA and Jeffrey Ludwig of Allentown; a granddaughter, Susan Ludwig of Hegins; and by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Jonathan Jenkins officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Zion Lutheran "Klinger's" Cemetery, Erdman.

Condolences can be left for the family at


Brittany E. Zelinsky, 26, a former resident of Ringtown, passed away Thursday, January 11th, 2018, at the home of her grandparents in Mt. Carmel.

Brittany was born in Hazleton on July 24, 1991, a daughter of Gina Hart and Dean Zelinsky.

She was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, and loved being around her friends.

Brittany was a lung transplant recipient and was always brave, having a positive outlook during her 26 year struggle with lung disease.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Aadilyn, with whom now she is reunited with.

In addition to her parents and her step father Lenny Margaritondo, she is survived many aunts, uncles and cousins. Her Maternal grandparents, Elaine and Robert Paskanik of Mt. Carmel and Sandy and Ronald Truhan of Zion Grove also survive, as does her fiancee, Derreck Forker.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM on Monday, January 15th at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 6 PM to 9 PM on Sunday evening and again on Monday morning from 10-11 AM prior to the service.


Holly Marie Artz, 58, of Pine Grove, passed away Friday, January 12th at the Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Pottsville, January 31, 1959, a daughter of Sara Leisey Minnich, Tower City and the late Charles W. Minnich.

Holly was a 1976 graduate of Williams Valley High School.

Before becoming ill, Holly was a customer service manager at Hershey Direct.

She was a current member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove. She was raised a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Lutheran League and the choir.

Holly was a former Rainbow Girl. She will be remembered for her warm loving heart. She enjoyed going to drag races with her husband, doing ceramics, the Denver Broncos, trips to Colorado, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Sara Minnich, Tower City; are her husband, William Hoffman, two children; Jessica Artz, Tower City, Sean Artz, Pine Grove, a step-daughter, Monica Denver, Florida; grandchildren, Isabella Clark, Sean David Artz, Valerie, Zane and Maddox Artz; two step-grandchildren, Rayven Denver and Emeliann Yopa; a sister, Karen Bruner and her husband Gary, Chambersburg. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 18th at 12 noon from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Lauren Blatt. Burial will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11-12 at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 415 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980. To sign the guest book visit


George A. Shuey, 78, of Specktown Road, Lykens, passed away Friday, January 12th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Pottsville.

Born in Tower City, June 20, 1939, a son of the late Paul Shuey and Margaret Myers.

George retired as a service department manager at Palmer Reed Motors, Valley View. He was previously employed in the vending industry with Servomation and Kanvko Vending.

In addition to his parents he was pre-deceased by two grandchildren, George Klinger and Bubba Bond; two sisters, Gerri and Linda.

George will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He enjoyed antique cars and restoring them. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his wife, his daughters and their families.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife, Virginia Shipman Shuey, to whom they would have celebrated 27 years of marriage in May. Eight daughters, Deb Taylor (Charlie), Millersburg; Patti Leitzel (Tim), Millersburg; Darla Bush (Brad), Loyalton, Kasey Kocher (Erin), Perkasie, PA; Beth Marsden (Dave) Stevensville, MD; Gerlinde Bond (Paul), Lykens, Kelley Morgan, Tower City and Misti Kattner (Mark), Williamstown. Brothers, Paul, Larry and Jim Shuey; Jim, Billy, John, Linsey and Donnie Myers; Sisters, Elaine Lepley, Maxine Moppin and Jane Brinley. 13 grandchildren, Tosha, Joshua, Ashlee, Trey, Brandon, Jason, Tawny, Chase, Kolby, Kylie, Courtney, Logan and Noah. 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 7 pm Thursday, January 18th from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City. Visitation will be from 6-7 pm at the chapel. (following George's wishes, please dress casual and wear jeans) In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Williamstown EMS, P.O. Box 74 Williamstown, PA 17098. To sign the guest book visit


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