Friday, January 5, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/04/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/04/2018


Robert F. Trezise, 86 years of age formerly of Tamaqua, died on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Schuylkill Medical Center East in Pottsville. 

A 1949 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Bob had worked at the school district for many years. He was a member of Trinity U.C.C. of Tamaqua, and was a car enthusiast and member of the East End Fire Company. 

Born Wednesday, September 30, 1931 in Coaldale, Pennsylvania son of the late Jessie M., and Esther A. (Frasher) Trezise. He was also predeceased by his son, Kevin R. Trezise on May 15, 2012. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550 

Graveside Services Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 10 o'clock A.M. at Sky View Memorial, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Raymond W. Haas, devoted husband, father brother and grandfather of Hickory Drive, Auburn, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Laurel Lving Center in Hamburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 86. 

Survived by his wife of sixty-four years Ellen (Miller) Haas; daughters, Mary Gavenas and her companion Randy Swingle, Sr. of Shickshinny, Sally Ann Hager and her husband Joseph of Elysburg; son, Walter Haas and his wife Karen of St. Clair; sisters, Eleanor Miller and her husband Morris of Andreas, Dorothy Fritz and her husband Arthur of Lehighton; brothers, Leonard Haas and his wife Marion of Palmerton, Joseph Haas and his wife Laverne of Andreas; grand children, Amanda Hartranft, Kimberly Williams, Jesse Gavenas, Wayne Gavenas, Jennifer Gavenas, Alyssa Hager, Bryce Hager, Jason Mitchel, and Daniel Mitchel 8 great grand children. 

Born Thursday, July 23, 1931 in Andreas, Pennsylvania the son of the late Walter H., and Beatrice (Benderowicz) Haas. He was also predeceased by his son, Raymond J. Haas on October 8, 2000. 

A member of the Hamburg Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Raymond was a well know area mechanic who owned and operated his own garage with his late son, Sonny & Ray Haas Automotive of Auburn. Many referred to Raymond as having his doctor of motors for he could fix anything.

Customers affectionately called him "Peter Rabbit". He and Sonny collected Hit & Miss engines traveling to shows in Jackstown, and Kintzers. Ray served as lead mechanic for Laudon Pott's Racing, racing on tracks from Port Royal to Shanetown and throughout the area. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 2066 West Penn Pike New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960. (570) 386-5884 

A Talk will be conducted at the funeral home by Brother Richard Yoder on Monday January 8, 2018 at 11 o'clock A.M.. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 A.M. until time of the talk. 

Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. 

online registry and condolences may signed at


Anthony J. Perneta Jr., 74, of Frackville, PA passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his residence. Born January 25, 1943 in Girardville, PA the son of the late Anthony Sr. and Mary (Subick) Perneta. Anthony graduated from Frackville High School. He was last employed at Alcoa in Cressona, PA until retirement. He was a member of the St. Joseph's The Worker Parish, Frackville, PA. In life he enjoyed being outdoors, mostly fishing and attending his grandchildrens sporting events.
Anthony is survived by a wife: Elizabeth (Michaels) Perneta. Two daughters and a son: Debrah wife of John Schofflar; Diane "Dee" Perneta; Kevin husband of Melissa Perneta all of Frackville, PA. Five grandchildren: Tonya and Kimberly Schofflar; Tyler, Aaron, and Nicholas Perneta. One great grandchild: Emalynn Boyer.
Funeral Services will be held at the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, PA at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 with Rev. Robert Finain officiating. Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs, PA. Visitation Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home.
In memory of Anthony memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill,PA 17001. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.

William C. Yatcilla, 68, of Hometown, PA died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Bethlehem, PA. 

He was the husband of Donna Jeanne (nee Spack) Yatcilla. Born in Frackville, PA on May 3, 1949, William was a son of the late William C. “Whitey” Yatcilla, Sr. and Kathryn B. “Kitty” (nee McClusky) Yatcilla. A high school graduate who attended college, he also received GM Training and worked for Kovatch Motors, Nesquehoning on fire truck assembly. He was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Catholic Church, Barnesville, PA where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and was involved with the Easter and Christmas Cantatas making props. 

In addition to his wife Donna, William is survived by step children Russell Troy Gilbert of Hometown, Darrell Todd Gilbert of Hauto Village, PA, Shawn Eric Gilbert of Hometown, and Terrance Andre’ Gilbert of Tamaqua, PA; 3 granddaughters; a grandson; and a brother Thomas Yatcilla and his wife Linda of Frackville. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Monday, January 8 in St. Richard Catholic Church, 799 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, 108 Lafayette Avenue, Hometown will follow the mass. Call 6-8 PM on Sunday, January 7 and 9:30-10:30 AM on Monday, January 8 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. 

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

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