Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/09/2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 01/09/2018


Theodore “Cubby” Haldeman, 93, of Coaldale, PA died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Kunkletown, PA. 

He was the husband of the late Catherine (nee Schilling) Haldeman. Born in Hauto, PA on August 15, 1924, Cubby was a son of the late Roger and Martha (nee Morgan) Haldeman. A 1942 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School, he was captain of the football team in his senior year and in 2002 was inducted into the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame for his football performance. 

Theodore served in the Navy during WWII and when he returned to the area he worked as a self-employed plumber in Coaldale. Cubby was of the protestant faith, a past commander of the Coaldale American Legion, and a member of the Coaldale VFW. 

He is survived by his son-in-law, Lonnie Kresge of Lehighton, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Kresge and his wife Sally of Ephrata, PA, Mark Kresge and his fiancĂ©e Amanda Yenser of Allentown, PA, and Kathryn Kresge and her spouse, Lisa of Allentown; great grandchildren, Alexis Kresge, Sophia Kresge, and Trent Kresge; brother, Harry Haldeman and his wife, Velda of Fairbank, Iowa; and several nephews and nieces. 

Cubby was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Ann Kresge in 2008 and brother, Robert Haldeman. 

Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA. Call 9:30-11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Private interment services in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Theodore’s name may be made to the Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad Street, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. 

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


Elva Mae Brokenshire CRNA, age 81, of Bensalem and formerly of Mahanoy City, died Tuesday morning at Schuylkill Center in Pottsville. 

Born in Mahanoy City she was the daughter of the late George and Elva (Tregea) Brokenshire. She was a 1954 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and graduated top in her class in 1958 from the Northeast Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. 

She worked as a floor nurse at Northeast Hospital and was promoted to supervisor of the accident/dispensary department in 1960 where she worked for four years. In 1964 she entered schooling to become a nurse anesthetist. In 1966 she returned to Northeast Hospital and worked as a nurse anesthetist for the next twelve years moving on to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia where she worked for 9 years eventually working for and retiring from the Shriner's Hospital in Philadelphia after nine years of service there. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mahanoy City. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were brothers Walter, Gerald, George, John, Allen and Ralph Brokenshire. 

Survivors include two brothers Wilbur of Mahanoy City and James and his wife Nancy of Frackville, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday morning at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church, Fourth And Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City with the Rev. Susan Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning beginning at 9:30 AM until time of service. 

Contributions in her name to the church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.


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