Monday, January 15, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/14/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/14/2018


Arlene K Clark, age 93, of Heritage Mill Personal Care Home, Tower City, formerly of Sacramento, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

She was born on Friday, October 31, 1924, in Eldred Twp, a daughter of the late John Jones and the late Viola Kline Jones.

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

She was of the Protestant Faith.

She was a member of the former Sacramento Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

Arlene enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Her husband Lyle N Clark passed away in 2005. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Wayne Clark; a brother, Harold Jones; and two sisters, Marie Snyder and Velma Zartman.

She is survived by two sons, Earl C Clark and his wife Connie of Klingerstown and Paul R Clark of Sacramento; a daughter, Lena M Shoffler and her husband Donald of Gratz; two grandsons, Kevin Shoffler and his wife Kara of Halifax and Matthew Clark of Klingerstown; two granddaughters, Sherry Bonawitz and her husband Rick of Elizabethville and Denise Murray and her husband John of Tower City; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Jones of Klingerstown and Mark Jones of Sunbury; a sister, Joyce Kahler of Dornsife; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Debra Gumpher and Rev. Boyd Gumpher officiating.

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

Burial will be made in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View.

Condolences can be left for the family at


Reverend Harold Alexander, 66, of Pottsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at his residence.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of Theolius Alexander, Norristown, and the late Julia Price Alexander.

Along with his wife, Rev. Gloria Martin Alexander, he was a pastor of the Church of Broken Pieces, Minersville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Charitee Alexander-Little, in 2010.

Surviving in addition to his father and his wife, are five children, Randall Martin, Earlene Martin and Devoun Wilburn, all of Philadelphia, Eugene Alexander, Pottsville, and Harold Alexander, Minersville; a son-in-law, Isaiah C. Little, Pottsville. He is also survived by three siblings, Andre Alexander and his wife, Vanessa, Philadelphia, Valerie Pointer, Philadelphia, and Sandra Geiger, Orlando, Florida; numerous grandchildren; nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Foursquare Gospel Church, 2300 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.


Troy A. Zukosky, 36 of Pottsville, died Thursday at home.

He was born May 15 1981 in Pottsville son of Joseph Zukosky, III, Pottsville and the late Terri Bigg Zukosky.

He was a 1999 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and was employed by Tassone Construction.

Troy was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Pottsville.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a brother, David Zukosky, and a cousin, Nicholas Hnatishion. Surviving in addition to his father are 7 children, Cheyenne, Anthony, Sadie, Alexa, Troy, Laina, and Karder Zukosky; a girlfriend, Jessica Collins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Service of remembrance will be held Thursday at 8PM from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, with Rev. John Wallace officiating. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6PM until the time of services. The family would prefer no flowers and ask that donations be made to James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 1112 W. Market St. Pottsville, PA 17901 to help with funeral expenses.

Please share your memories and condolences with Troy’s family by signing the guestbook at


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